updated 07:45 pm EDT, Mon October 10, 2011
Initial release snubs IE compatibility
Google is previewing Dart, a new programming language for building web apps. The language has been designed to be flexible, meeting the needs of a one-person project, without much structure, and scaling up to a large-scale project needing formal types in the code. Initially the code will support at least Chrome, Safari 5, and Firefox 4 browsers, but not Internet Explorer.
Dart has three design objectives: create a structured yet flexible language for web programming, provide a easy to learn familiar and natural look and feel to programmers, and provide high performance on all modern web browsers and environments ranging from small handhelds to servers.