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Celebrating Dart’s birthday with the first release of the Dart SDK

A year ago we released a technology preview of Dart, a project that includes a modern language, libraries and tools for building complex web applications. Today, after plowing through thousands of bug reports and feature requests from the web community, a new, more stable and comprehensive version of Dart is now available and ready to use.




With this version of the Dart SDK, we’ve made several improvements and added many features:




Over the following months, we will continue to work hard to evolve the SDK, improve Dart’s robustness and performance, and fine-tune the language while maintaining backwards compatibility.

You can download the Dart Editor from dartlang.org. It comes with a copy of the open-source SDK and Dartium. Thanks again for all your feedback - keep it coming.


(Cross posted from Chromium blog)

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  1. Looks cool! Looking forward to giving it a go soon :) I'm not a huge fan of JavaScript although I've used it quite a bit, here to hoping someone will do a Dart version of Node.js.

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    1. Dart already has a Node.js-style library for server work, look at the documentation for the dart:io library.

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  2. Nice Job!!!!
    Congratulations to the team of Googgle Dart!!!

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  3. I'm still didn't get it,
    Dart translated to JavaScript,
    Why I didn't just use JavaScript as usual?
    Why Dart?

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    1. @linverno - Take a look at my recent blog post, and see if that helps answer "Why Dart."

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    1. Congrats! Also time to update description on this page: "Dart is an open source project and is currently in Technology Preview."

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  5. Nixarn, the io module is very similar to node.js.

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  6. So, the M1 release is "more stable". That's kinda subjective... in August the word from Bob Nystrom was that Dart was bleeding edge, and "Living on the bleeding edge is scary. There may be bloodshed."

    So, does the M1 release indicate we're past that scary bleeding edge? Just how "stable" is the M1 release, and how close is M1 from being "truly" stable? Especially useful would be a list of features that are considered stable (and won't be subject to breaking changes) and which features are still under development and could be changed (or removed) at any time.

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  7. Is there a port of the Octane tests to Dart? Found a triaged ticket for it but no further info...

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  8. Do you have performance tests like the NodeJS project has? It would be interesting to read.

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  9. Congratulations and thank you Google Dart team, will try it.

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  10. This is a very good langugage...

    Thanks to the Google Dart Team..

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