Two engineers on the Dart team introduced the new language at the opening of the Goto Conference in Denmark earlier this week."Today we are introducing an early preview of Dart, a class-based optionally typed programming language for building Web applications."
The details are available on a new web site, dartlang.org. Google is telling programmers that the new language is an easily digestible blend of the new with the familiarthat is, new language features with familiar constructs and easy to define code. Google's Dart assures developers that Dart code should look familiar if you know a language or two, and you can use time-tested features such as classes and closures.
Dart comes with a set of basic libraries and tools for checking, compiling, and running Dart code, which will evolve as programmers send in their feedback, Bak said. Googles app, Dartboard has examples of Dart code.
Google is telling developers that Dart is still in the early stages of development and that it invites comments on what developers think of it so far. Dart has been made open source under a BSD license. The language and preliminary tools are available on dartlang.org.
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Google's blog post: googlecode.blogspot.com/2011/10/dart-language-for-structured-web.html