Google’s Dart SDK 1.0 Emerges From Beta

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Google has launched version 1.0 of its Dart SDK today, which is the company’s cross-browser and open-source toolkit for structured Web applications. Google considers version 1.0 as the mark of Dart’s transition to a production-ready option for Web developers, though no browser supports Dart native code at the moment.

The Dart project has first seen the light of day in October 2011 and ever since, the company has been working with early adopters to mature the project and grow its community. With the help of third-party developers, the Dart SDK comes with a feature called the Pub package manager with more than 500 packages.

The Dart SDK 1.0 features tools and core libraries to help make development workflow “simpler, faster, and more scalable,” according to Google. A development environment made especially for developers managing a growing code base has also been included in the Dart Editor, with the help of features such as code completion, refactoring, jump to definition, a debugger, hints, warnings, and so on. As for deployment, the dart2js translator allows Dart code to run in modern browsers.

Dart is Google’s open-source Web programming language and the goal set by Google is to replace JavaScript. Of course this cannot be achieved in one go, but in time it could be a possibility. The dart2js from DeltaBlue benchmark output now runs even faster than idiomatic JavaScript, the dart2js output code size has been substantially reduced, and the VM is now between 42% to 130% faster than idiomatic JavaScript running in V8 JavaScript Engine.

Google has made Dart SDK 1.0 available to all who wish to give it a try and can be downloaded from here.

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