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Dart engineer John Messerly announces the launch of polymer.dart, a port of the Polymer stack. The Web UI package will be maintained for some time, but will eventually be replaced by polymer.dart. Read John's email for all the details. #dartlang  
Dart engineer John Messerly announces the launch of polymer.dart, a port of the Polymer stack. The Web UI package will be maintained for some time, but will eventually be replaced by polymer.dart. Here is John's original post...
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Dart, I love you and I wish I could be you, but the powers that be dictate that I continue to support IE8. I will have to wait another few years apparently.
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Need document.
 
Web UI data binding concepts are pretty cool ... does polymer provide a similar level of flexibility in this regard?
 
During the last Google I/O, Lars and Kasper said the Dart API was stable, but I have seen quite a lot of breaking changes since then. Realistically, when is the API likely to become stable?
 
Certain things are quite stable unless you get the bleeding edge releases. Programming languages are no exception. It's not unfair to be skeptical about using dart on a high value site if it might break and run off users
 
But why change the great 'web_ui' name for the meaningless 'polymer' name?
 
+Si Robertson What we were trying to say at Google IO was that certain essential core libraries are stable. I think we've been pretty good at avoiding breaking changes in those libraries.

http://news.dartlang.org/2013/04/list-of-last-minute-m4-breaking-changes.html: The M4 release saw the core, async, and collection libraries stabilize.

We're still working on stabilizing the remaining platform APIs. The most difficult ones are the browser APIs because they tend to change and improve over time under our feet.
 
+George Moschovitis because we're a port of the Polymer project. :) I like the name Polymer, fwiw.

+Peter Schonefeld yes, polymer should have similarly flexible data binding. It's based on Model-Driven Views (MDV)
 
I like the name Polymer too. This framework in my opinion is one of the most important works in web technology today. And the fact that the underlying framework form the core for other projects like X-tags (because they confirm to a spec) brings a whole new dynamic to the web platform....amazing work here Dart team and Polymer team.
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