|Dart Changes Course - No Longer To Be Native In Chrome|
|Written by Ian Elliot|
|Thursday, 26 March 2015|
The news of a change of a plan for the Dart VM was announced by Dart co-founders Lars Bak and Kasper Lund who presented it as a positive move for Dart developers:
If the Dart VM for Chrome plan had gone ahead it would have represented another split in the browser universe but of course this was the purpose behind doing it. At the moment no website serves Dart up to the browser and as such end users aren't even aware of its existence. If Chrome had a Dart VM then this would change and some website would effectively say - view me in Chrome or not at all. If there were enough such sites then the other browsers would be forced to consider adding a Dart VM.
Of course the initial split would be painful and because of this there seems to have been a largely positive reaction to the news that it isn't going to happen.
The announcement does give reassurance that this does not mean the end for the Dart and points to the fact that Google Ads is one of Dart's biggest customers. It quotes Scott Silver, Google's VP of Engineering for Ads, saying:
It also points to other in-house teams that use Dart, such as Google Fiber, Google Express, and Google's internal sales team.
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|Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 March 2015 )|