Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Episode 12: Dart

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Tool of the Biweek

Dart

History
  • Designed to replace javascript
  • Evolution of Google Web Toolkit (GWT)
Uses
  • Still experimental
  • Dartendo (NES Emulator in Dart): http://dartendo.appspot.com

Features
  • Runs in browser (currently only chrome)
  • Can be compiled to javascript (frog)
  • Similar to java
    • Class-based
    • (Optionally) statically typed.
    • Java containers (List, Map, Set)
  • Coroutines (light isolate)
    • Multiple threads in one process
  • Multithreading (heavy isolate)
    • Multiple processes



    Strengths

    • Class-based object oriented paradigm
      • Classes, Interfaces,
    • Has option for static or dynamic typing


    Weaknesses


    • Frog compiler is inefficient
    • No widespread adoption

    Friday, March 9, 2012

    Next show airs next week

    Hey all,

    Unfortunately, Patrick caught a cold this week so we can't record a new episode, but as soon as he recovers we will bring a new language to the table: Dart!