Thursday, 23 January 2014

Dart 1.1 Release

Dart 1.1 was released on the 16thof January. Congratulations to the team and community! Official blog post is here.

This release came fairly soon after the 1.0 release and the emphasis has been on the speed increase of 25% in JS but also the expansion of server side Dart.

The release obtained some coverage in the tech press:

  1. Infoworld - covers the release and the usual Dart vs JS controversy.
  2. SDTimes - covered the release (and covered the article with and advert... ).
  3. Dr Dobbs - fairly detailed coverage.
  4. InfoQ - Covers 1.1 and ECMA.
  5. The Register - covers the release with some discussion of the language and details of the recent updates.

Over on the book press, Chris Strom's book Dart For Hipsters has been updated for 1.0/1.1.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

This Week In Dart #20

TWID is back for 2014 - hope you had a good break. Due to the holidays, this is a catch-up edition so may contain some older news.

The Dart Editor and SDK on the DEV channel were updated to 1.1.0-dev.5.6. The current push is towards a 1.1 release. The numerous updates are detailed here - dart:io and server side related functionality is moving forward.

Looking further out, Bob Nystrom from Google put out a proposal 'for handling directories outside of "web" in pub build and pub serve'. A document was also shared on G+ for pub build

Notch finished his Dart Game for Ludum Dare. Have fun playing 'Last Minute Christmas Chopping' and look at the source code too.

Sticking with WebGL and gaming, check out Alphabets - 'Alphabets is a game designed for young children learning alphabets.The game supports English, Finnish and Norwegian languages'.

Hope you are planning to build something great with Dart in 2014!