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Published: Nov 26 2013 / 04:29

For a long time JavaScript has been the dominant scripting language that works along side HTML5 and CSS, however with the recent developments of Google Dart, JavaScript is now facing strong competition for the title.
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Greg Brown replied ago:

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"Google Dart...is believed to be the successor for the soon to be deceased JavaScript" I've been hearing a lot of this lately. I guess people got sick of (incorrectly) predicting the demise of Java and have now moved on to JavaScript.

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sproketboy replied ago:

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Basically Google needs to get Mozilla, Microsoft and Apple on board. Not gonna happen.

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devdanke replied ago:

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Dart doesn't have to be a JavaScript successor. It's just that many developers want an alternative to the JavaScript monopoly in the browser. As for Mozilla supporting Dart, Google can find a way. It could be supported as a plugin, just like Java or Flash. Also, Mozilla's income comes >80% from Google ad revenue sharing. I think Mozilla could be persuaded to accept Dart. Dart could also gain significant momentum if it became the language of choice for Android development (recall Android devices are >80% of the growing smart phone market).

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sbp_romania replied ago:

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JavaScript is not going to die, just for the fact that it is being used with success alongside HTML5. I have found an article from 2004 with the title "Is JavaScript dead? (or dying?)" - 9 years later, JavaScript is used in websites like Google, Facebook, YouTube, Yahoo and so on...

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jamesjames replied ago:

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Another worthless attempt from the search giant who gives rats about developer community. It is that superiority complex that appears when you have a huge cash to blow in the bank.

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devdanke replied ago:

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Google can be justly criticized for many things, but not about helping the developer community. Google sponsors many popular open-source projects including: Android, Chromium, and the V8 JavaScript Engine. Android has created an app market for tens of thousands of developers world-wide. V8 is the foundation of node.js, which has (ironically) massively increased JavaScript job opportunities. Google has released over 20 million lines of code in over 900 open-source projects, making it one of the biggest open-source contributors in the world. It's hard to imagine a more developer friendly company. Maybe they're a little arrogant, but what top 20 tech company isn't?

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jamesjames replied ago:

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They have thrown so many projects in limbo I stopped counting after GWT. I appreciate people taking over and continue the development tough. Free, open or else, if they are going to throw it to the trash at the end why publish, market resiliently and ask people to adapt it for years. No and no, I would not dare investing any time and money in Dart.

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