This year more than ever, the Chrome Dev Summit event has been full of freaking interesting talks ... except one ... you guess which one ...
Despite the sensationalism of the chosen title, and just to be clear this is about my personal thoughts on such language (or better the way it keeps being introduced) so the trophy for the less interesting talk today goes to the ... drumroll ... Dart one.
Please note that in this post I am not judging speakers ability to either give a talk or their amazing programming skills, I am judging the content and the message to all developers like me.
Update on day 2 there is a Dart interview that eventually tells us more about what Dart is and how it can make web development better. Now this is what I'd like to know/see/hear and thank for, way better than how it has been re-introduced on day one. Back to the post, this was day 1
undefined"problems" thanks gosh no real developer has anymore since 2004, to be very flexible for the modern Web, coming from 14 years ago ... do you get it?
Even Google Seems To Know ItThe last talk of today, probably the one with less audience being late in the afternoon (but there were still many developers in that room), was about bringing native performance to the browser through Google Native Client.
undefined == nullcoercion (problem solved Dart)
Be Polite And Respect JS Or Leave The HouseI know I've historically been not so keen about Dart, but waiting a year to see progresses, waiting the final 1.0 release, and hear what I've heard today and from people that worked on V8 too, really got me thinking people are still wondering what the hell is all this about.
When you go at Ruby, Python, even PHP conferences, you hear about how great is any of these programming languages.
Even more disturbing, You cannot logically blame the language that makes your language work cross platform ... it's like blaming Assembler for making programming possible ... are you out of your mind?
I think if this is all I can learn about Dart V1.0, specially with ES6 and new Class syntax behind the corner already possible with transpilers, I rather would like to know it's gone ... they tried, but Google Native Client was a better possibility (and I have thoughts about that too ... a talk full of "we were in a plugin era" that talks about yet another browser plugin, even if integrated as Flash has always been in Chrome).
These are fun times Google, I think you are doing great stuff since ever ... but Dart .. show its real muscles or stop wasting ultra skilled developers on something nobody wants and nobody needs, thank you!