Google Improves Dart and Provides an SDK
Google has released an SDK for Dart and several new language features and improvements, such as: an Editor, Dartium, faster VM, a numbers of libraries, a package manager and others.
A year after the initial release of Dart, Google has announced a new milestone for their programming language targeting web applications. This version comes with an SDK and several new features and improvements:
- The Dart VM is faster than V8 on several Octane tests
- An HTML library
- An Eclipse-based editor running on Windows/Linux/Mac OS X. IntelliJ developers can use a Dart plug-in.
- An I/O library for server-side applications running on a stand-alone Dart VM
- A language specification
- dart:core – basic functionality including numbers, strings, collections, date and time, asynchronous programming, utility classes
- dart:math – math and random
- dart:html – DOM, HTTPRequest, WebSockets
- dart:isolate – concurrency classes
- dart:io – API for command-line applications
- dart:json – encoding/decoding JSON
- dart:utf – Unicode
- dart:crypto – hash codes
According to the Dart team, the language still needs improvement and refining before it can be considered ready. They promise to maintain backward compatibility.
The source code of the entire Dart project is available on Google Code.
Jim Driscoll Dec 08, 2013