Dart 2.0 Released As A "Reboot" To The Programming Language
Written by Michael Larabel in Google on 7 August 2018 at 11:12 AM EDT. 22 Comments
Google developers spearheading the Dart programming language that is intended for general purpose programming, including web applications and can be trans-piled to JavaScript, have issued their second major stable release.

Dart 2.0 is now available as a big update for this programming language that doesn't receive nearly as much attention as Google's Go or other modern language alternatives. With Dart 2 there have been significant improvements to its type system, Dart no longer has a checked mode, there are various changes to the language itself and its core libraries, and other enhancements.

Dart 2 is considered by its developers as "a reboot of the language" and a re-tooling to focus upon client-side development for web and mobile use-cases. Dart 2 hopes to be better around productivity, speed, portability, approachability, and a reactive style.

More details on the Dart 2.0 changes can be found via Dartlang.org. The code for Dart 2.0.0 is available via GitHub.
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