Google to Release Dart 2.0, 'JS Alternative'

Popularity of the 'JavaScript alternative from Google' growth rapidly
08 August 2018   1126

Developers from Google published a version of the programming language Dart 2.0 for mobile and web systems. The new release has a strict static typing, but types can be displayed automatically and their annotations are still not mandatory.

In Dart 2, the "strong" mode for strict type checking has replaced the "checked" mode for their limited verification. Typing and the dartdevc compiler provide fast compilation in JavaScript without virtual machines. To test applications, you can now use compilation in JavaScript and any regular browsers instead of Dartium.

Working with the interface
In the new language version, you can define widgets for the interface without having to use the new and const keywords. Previously, you had to use a separate markup language for this.

Application Development
To create mobile applications, you can use the Flutter framework. For web development, the Dart 2 creators offer a set of specific libraries, such as dart: html and Angular. It is also possible to create homogeneous systems with a single common code base.

Growth of Dart popularity
In 2018, the number of questions about Dart on the Stack Overflow platform has increased dramatically.

Dart Related Questions
Dart Related Questions

TIOBE rating for August 2018, the programming language is ranked 24th. Also at the GitHub ranking for the second quarter of 2018, Dart is ranked 23rd.

In February 2018, a beta version of Dart 2.0 was introduced. In addition, Google is actively working on the operating system Fuchsia, written in Dart..

Node.js v12.0.0 to be Rolled Out

It has giant list of updates, improvements and changes
24 April 2019   98

The release of Node.js 12.0.0, a platform for executing network applications in JavaScript, is available. Node.js 12.0 refers to branches with a long period of support, but this status will be assigned only in October, after stabilization. Updates for LTS branches are issued for 3 years. Support for the last LTS branch of Node.js 10.0 will last until April 2021, and the year before last LTS-branch 8.0 until January 2020. Support for the intermediate branch Node.js 11.0 will be discontinued in June 2019. The lifetime of the LTS branch 6.0 will end on April 30.

These are some of the large list of updates and new staff:

  • V8 engine was updated to version 7.4 with support for asynchronous stack traces, increasing await performance, parsing JavaScript and calls when the actual and declared number of arguments does not match;
  • TLS 1.3 is now¬†supported in the tls module and TLS 1.0 / 1.1 is shutdown by default;
  • Enhancing protection and checks on the size of allocated memory in the Buffer class;

Get more info at official website.