Dart is a class-based, optionally-typed programming language for building web and command-line applications. Dart compiles to modern JavaScript to run on the client and runs natively on the Dart VM for server-side apps.

Dart is an open-source, class-based, optionally-typed programming language for building web applications--on both the client and server--created by . Dart’s design goals are:

  • Create a structured yet flexible language for web programming.
  • Make Dart feel familiar and natural to programmers and thus easy to learn.
  • Ensure that Dart delivers high performance on all modern web browsers and environments ranging from small handheld devices to server-side execution.

Dart targets a wide range of development scenarios, from a one-person project without much structure to a large-scale project needing formal types in the code to state programmer intent.

To support this wide range of projects, Dart provides the following features and tools:

  • Optional types; this means you can start coding without types and add them later as needed.
  • Isolates: concurrent programming on server and client
  • Easy access to DOM the way jQuery does it
  • Dart Editor: an Eclipse based IDE
  • Dartium: a build of the Chromium Web Browser with a built-in Dart Virtual Machine