"I was going to create a simple web app such as a blog with Dart, just to experiment with the language but after reading the spec and some code samples, I quickly stopped," writes Mohamed Mansour, a developer who's built extensions for Google+ and is a co-founder of Hangout Academy. [ See our story here. ]
"Not many new features, it is just another language which has an optional typing system," Mohamed explains. "It is like a slimmed down Java language. They even ported all the collections framework with generics from Java which are very outdated classes in Java that has way too many problems."
In 2009, Google debuted Go as an alternative to C++ and other programming languages. Developers can use Go to create Google App Engine applications and has been used in the past to create things like web-based games and an app that monitors when someone unfollows you on Twitter.
While Dart is not yet available in Chrome, Google plans to explore that option, according to the Google Code blog. To try out Dart, click here. The site also includes open-source tools for writing Dart programs, and features code samples and tutorials.
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Lars Bak, Google Software Engineer