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Dart 1.2 continues to improve developer experience

With the 1.2 release, the Dart team continues its commitment to regular, compatible updates to our core runtime and tools. This release includes improved debugging, faster networking, and Angular support in the Editor. Debugging Dart applications is now easier. Breakpoints can now be set at local variable assignments. A number of bugs have also been addressed, including stepping through recursive functions and eliminating side effects of using the debugger. The Dart core libraries continue to improve with a focus on performance. WebSocket throughput has increased by a factor of 15 since version 1.0. The speed of our core async primitives, Future and Stream, also improved by over 10%. Angular support in the Editor has been greatly improved in this release. Search, navigation, and refactoring now understand Angular elements. A number of Angular-specific warnings have also been added. Please see the Release Notes for a description of all changes. Dart 1.2 includes bug fixes,
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Standardizing Dart: 1st Ecma TC52 Meeting in March

Back in December , Ecma created a new technical committee named TC52 to publish a standard specification of the Dart language. The inaugural TC52 meeting takes place on March 12, 2014 in Mountain View, California. In addition to ratifying the current spec , the committee plans to address proposals for Enums and Deferred Loading. If time permits, we’ll initiate work on the broader set of features to be added for Dart 2.0. TC52 would love to see contributions to the Dart language specification from many players in the industry. Please come and join the committee , it's not too late to get involved. For language requests in general, the issue tracker - dartbug.com - is a great place to start the discussion. The TC52 committee will pull from the issue tracker. This official start of TC52 is an important step towards a future where Dart runs natively in web browsers. While Dart apps can already be fast when compiled to JavaScript, users can feel a true performance boost
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