Dart is obviously a very ambitious project, but without support from major browser vendors, its future remains unclear. Google clearly remains committed to the project, though, and as Dart’s inventor Lars Bak notes in today’s announcement, his team plans to “continue to work hard to evolve the SDK, improve Dart’s robustness and performance, and fine-tune the language while maintaining backwards compatibility.”
Here is a full list of the improvements the Dart team announced today:
- A faster Dart Virtual Machine that on some Octane tests outperforms even V8.
- An HTML library that works transparently on modern browsers.
- An easy to use editor.
- Pub, a new package manager
- Dartium, a Chromium build with native Dart support.
- A server-side I/O library.
- A language specification describing the Dart semantics, including new features.