Google associate Filip Hracek has recently moved to the Dart Development Team. A move which provoked not only rather amicably intended comments (for example that by doing so he will hopefully not be riding a dead horse), but also clearly negative reactions. Yet he provides good reasons which in his opinion speak for the success of Google’s web language.
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A reference in Hacker News to a code basis commit deemed as “mysterious” gave the starting signal, followed by an official confirmation on the Google website at the end of the year: for the next Android version, Java API implementation will be replaced by OpenJDK, the open source version of JDK.
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