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Dart: Scalable Application Development by Ivo Balbaert, Sergey Akopkokhyants, Davy Mitchell

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The origins of Dart

Google has a lot of experience with both large web applications and writing web browsers. They clearly have a strong self-interest in a better web platform (so people search more) and an improved developer productivity (to stay ahead of the competition). It is mentioned in Google presentations that a single code change in their Gmail web application takes around 20 minutes to rebuild the site for the developer to test it out.

This harks back to software build times decades ago. The project to fix this problem was started, and Google wanted to share and work with the development community as an open source project.

The origins of Dart

In 2011, at the ...

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