Dart is Google’s new bet to create new programming languages that are simple to understand and powerful. In fact, Google has not sought to create new paradigms or milestones in this area, but is dedicated to creating parallel languages that improve the experience of another language. Dart is a programming language syntactically similar to JS, but it offers first-hand features that “patch” the shortcomings of JS.

The two programming languages compete in the development of cross-platform mobile applications. JavaScript reached the peak of its popularity when it entered the fields of server-side and cross-platform mobile application development. Since the Node.js framework can be used for both frontend and backend development.

In terms of speed, JavaScript is an interpreted language, so it can appear lighter and faster. It is faster than other compiled languages like Java. However, Dart proved to be much faster when compared to JavaScript.

In terms of development, similar to JavaScript, Dart can be used for both web and mobile development. Dart became popular together with the Flutter framework for developing cross-platform mobile applications. Dart can also be used to develop. However, since the popularity of Flutter is growing rapidly, developers are starting to pay attention to Dart. In the end, Dart’s future hinges on the success of Flutter.

In the battle of Dart Vs JavaScript, both are the winners as they are the solid choices for developers due to various reasons. In a poll conducted by Jaxenter, Dart was voted the number one language on their 2019 list with 223 votes. Additionally, Dart (66.3%) was just behind JavaScript (66.8%) as the most loved programming language of 2019 in a survey conducted by Stack Overflow. Dart was also ranked number one in the fastest growing language category of the “Github State of the Octoverse”. JavaScript is reliable, but Dart is also trusted for its cool and Google-friendly features. It’s very difficult to judge which one will dominate the future world as Dart has also started to gain the trust of developers effectively.

Source: information obtained from https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/comparison-of-dart-and-javascript/

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Melissa Álvarez – Systems Engineer