Google is preparing to debut a new structured Web programming language named "Dart" at the Goto conference in October.
Google is set
to launch a new programming language, known as "Dart," at a developer
conference in October.
the schedule for the upcoming Goto conference
in Aarhus, Denmark, from Oct.
10-12, Google engineers will unveil Dart during the show's opening keynote.
Google software engineers with backgrounds in designing languages and major
software systems, Lars Bak and Gilad Bracha, will present at the conference.
Dart is simply
described as "a new programming language for structured Web programming."
Bracha is the creator of the Newspeak programming language and a software
engineer at Google. Previously, he was a vice president at SAP Labs, a distinguished
engineer at Cadence, and a computational theologist and distinguished engineer
at Sun Microsystems. He is co-author of the Java Language Specification, and a
researcher in the area of object-oriented programming languages. Prior to
joining Sun, he worked on Strongtalk, the Animorphic Smalltalk System. He is
often seen on panels of industry luminaries discussing the future of languages
is known as "a veteran virtual machinist." He has designed and implemented
object-oriented virtual machines, and worked on such projects as: Beta, Self,
Strongtalk, Sun's HotSpot, OOVM Smalltalk and Google's V8 engine for the Chrome
introduced another highly touted language, Go
, in 2009. At the time of its launch
, Google officials
described Go as an "experimental language" that attempts to combine
the development speed of working in a dynamic language like Python with the
performance and safety of a compiled language like C or C++.
Go is listed
as the 24th
most popular programming language on the TIOBE Index
, which ranks the popularity of
programming languages based on the number of developers using the language. Google's
Go won the TIOBE "Programming Language of the Year" award in 2009. The award is
given to the programming language that has the highest rise in ratings in a year.