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Google Releases Dart 1.1 161

rjmarvin writes "Google released version 1.1 of its Dart open-source web programming language today, with new features and improved tools. The Dart Editor is updated with improved debugging, code implementation and more descriptive toolkits, and new UDP (User Datagram Protocol) and documentation support command-line and server-side Dart applications. Google also highlighted benchmarks such as the Richards benchmark, where Dart 1.1 is running 25% faster than JavaScript, as part of the larger competition between Dart and JavaScript in creating more complex applications in the web development space."
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Google Releases Dart 1.1

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  • 25%?? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 16, 2014 @04:28PM (#45979281)
    It doesn't seem much of a speed advantage to lure developers away from the ubiquitous JavaScript.
  • Re:25%?? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by lgw ( 121541 ) on Thursday January 16, 2014 @04:45PM (#45979455) Journal

    So how long till Google drops this project too? I'm all for new approaches to code that runs in the browser, but I'm a bit hesitant to invest in any technology stack from a company with such a history of dropping projects.

    Is there any sort of non-google dev community supporting Dart itself? Or is it completely dependent on Google at this point?

  • Re:Time to Get Out (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Kielistic ( 1273232 ) on Thursday January 16, 2014 @05:32PM (#45979877)
    How is this insightful? Of course all new languages do the same thing as the old ones. They're all Turing complete! If you don't understand that then, yes, you probably should leave IT. And don't forget to program everything in Assembler! Kids these days and their C. Just a crutch.

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