Great technology. It will be very interesting to hear about phase two, when it arrives, which is the improved optimization in the cloud. It's also cool to think about application updates arriving automatically without the interaction of the developer because an improved compiler yields improved performance. So the end user could see messages like "applications updated with improved performance". That must be a pretty motivating thought for the team.
Two great software engineers with a lot of respect for eachother and their complementary work. I don't think you have to be a Dane to see that.
Dart appears a little more idealistic while TypeScript is super pragmatic and still a great step forward for building more complex apps. I don't know how you cannot like this diversity and plethora of choice.
The next generation of web developers are lucky to have this wealth of diversity at their fingertips. I look back 10-15 years and think about the sorry state of things back then and how much better things are.
Still, I will not say I love the browser stack, DOM, etc. At some point it will transform into something very different and this organic process is fascinating to watch.
Someone is bound to do a Dart to TyeScript compiler.
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