Breaking Open: Dart

Dart: Google's alternative to JavaScript, or a needed tool to address a structured approach to web development?

In this episode of Breaking Open, Google's Seth Ladd and Aleksandar Gargenta discuss the language, its ecosystem, as well as community concerns like fragmentation and coexistence with GWT and JavaScript.

Specifics topics covered include:
  • target audience
  • performance objectives
  • browser support for the Dart VM
  • openness of the project
  • community engagement and feedback
  • who is currently using it, and adoption within Google
  • specific language features
  • is JavaScript good enough?
  • overall state of the project
  • where does Dart fit in the stack (client-side vs server side)



Published November 8, 2012