Google officially unveiled Dart this week, during a keynote address at the annual GoTo conference in Aarhus, Denmark. Thankfully, it seems to live up to much (though not all) of the hype, while falling far short of the worst fears. In fact, based on the documentation and tools released so far, Dart may be exactly what many client-side Web developers have been waiting for.
Yet another Google language?
Some will doubtless say we've been here, done that. Not long ago, Google debuted a new language called Go, which was widely hailed as a "Java killer." But aside from a few presentations at Google's developer conference, we haven't heard much about Go since it was first unveiled. Is Dart likely to fare any better?