Microsoft takes a shot at Google Dart

This week’s big Google Dart news was Microsoft taking an opposing stance to Google’s new operating language.  Members of Microsoft’s JavaScript team were quoted as saying,

Some examples, like Dart, portend that JavaScript has fundamental flaws and to support these scenarios requires a “clean break” from JavaScript in both syntax and runtime. We disagree with this point of view. We believe that with committee participant focus, the standards runtime can be expanded and the syntactic features necessary to support JavaScript at scale can be built upon the existing JavaScript standard.

Microsoft cites that all of the Web’s most popular applications use millions of lines of JavaScript.  While they agree that JavaScript needs to be evolved and improved, they argue that an entirely new language is not the way forward.


What do you think?  Read more on Microsoft’s IEBlog.


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  1. Nikolay Botev December 3, 2011 at 5:25 am #

    I think that once Google integrates Dart into Chrome and all of the Google Apps blow everything javascript out of the water in terms of performance, Microsoft will come up with Dart# and claim that they invented the thing.


  2. Sean Wolf February 9, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    Microsoft’s response to Google DART and the defense of JavaScript as the only viable solution is at the core contrary to the benefit of heterotic structures.

  3. Eric February 26, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

    millions… of lines…

    i’m sorry, microsoft, was that in javascript’s defense, because it sounds like you’re on our side, and you’re just being ironic…

  4. Dread Knight March 2, 2012 at 4:42 am #

    To be honest, I hate javascript as a language, but love it for what it can accomplish; I love web development and game development using html5/canvas. Will definitely look into darts as I have a hard time getting a grip on learning javascript.
    GG Google! :)

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