Google Releases Dart 1.0
Two years after its initial announcement and preview release, Lars Bak announced the first stable release of Dart at Devvox in Belgium today. Dart is Google’s new web programming language and platform for developing modern web applications.
In its announcement blog post the team also revealed the names of some companies already using Dart in production. InfoQ spoke to the people of Blossom earlier this year, who are gradually porting their application to Dart. Other users of Dart include Montage, Soundtrap, Mandrill, and Google’s internal CRM application as well as Google Elections.
A lot is also happening on the Dart library front. Dart Pub, its package repository now contains 500 user contributed packages. Google is also porting some of its own frameworks, inculding a Dart port of its popular AngularJS framework named Angular.dart and a port of Polymer, its web components shim library.
Dart is now officially declared stable and production ready. Dart 1.0 is free and open source, and can be downloaded from its website for all major platforms. The refreshed website contains a 5 minute walk-through of Dart, as well as an hour-long tutorial.