Google is pressing its Dart alternative to JavaScript in a new blog post that highlights improvements from porting to Dart plus general advantages such as annotations, libraries and developer feedback options. The developer community is still cautious, and some see Dart as a path for innovation but not replacement of mainstay JavaScript. "Its role may be more along [the lines of] influencing developments in adjacent languages like JavaScript, or whatever does displace JavaScript," Ovum analyst Michael Azoff said.

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