Google Dart – Google’s New Programming Language

Google Dart – Google’s New Programming Language – Google has introduced a new programming language known as DART, which is meant to revolutionize the coding environment by integrating simple syntax and powerful language tools.  It has 4 key features, including classes, optional types, libraries and tooling.

The Basics

Google Dart runs in a virtual machine much like Java, to which it has several similarities. It can convert Dart code to JavaScript using a special tool to make it compatible with many browser types. It is written in a natural and familiar language that does not require a steep learning curve. The programming language combines familiar language with new and powerful language features to create a clear syntax that it easy to read.

Developers can start coding without using types, and then later add them depending on their needs. The codes can be executed on virtual machines, converted into JavaScript or implemented for use on the server side.

This new programming language is meant to address some pertinent problems that JavaScript faces. According to a memo leaked from Google, the problems JavaScript faces cannot be practically solved in the programming language.  Google Dart is expected to eventually replace JavaScript although it will keep complimenting it for some time to come.

Design Objectives

Here are some of the problems Google Dart is meant to address.

  • Small scripts tend to turn into large web applications without any clear structure, which makes them difficult to debug and maintain. The applications cannot be split to allow different teams to handle them independently. This limits production as the applications grow larger.
  • Since developers usually use comments to convey some parts of their applications instead of using the actual programming language structure, it is often challenging for other people to maintain them.
  • Currently, developers must choose whether to use dynamic or static language. The coding style used in static language is rather rigid
  • In general, developers find it difficult to design homogenous systems covering server and client.
  • Switching between different coding languages is usually complex and cumbersome.

Google Dart is meant to:

  • Design a flexible and structured Web programming language.
  • Give developers easy time by using natural and familiar language.
  • Ensure fast application startup and high performance.
  • Be compatible with a wide variety of devices, including servers, laptops, tablets and smart phones.
  • Make it easy to work on large-scale projects

Google Dart is meant for the development of structured Web applications. It is designed to be simple, efficient and scalable. The programming language allows businesses to:

  • Use simple but powerful trafficking workflow that helps to lower costs and save staff time, all in an intuitive user interface.
  • Use advanced targeting capabilities to differentiate their respective inventories and traffic different rich media campaigns with relative ease.
  • Use actionable and comprehensive reporting to enhance campaign performance and have a better client satisfaction.
  • Use decision-support and forecasting tools to make well-informed decisions.
  • Make seamless integration by using flexible APIs.

Dart codes can be embedded directly into HTML pages using new Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) type.