Dart vs Java (cont'd) — Richards and Tracer

This week I managed to port the rest of Dart’s benchmark_harness examples to Java. The experience of porting Richards and Tracer was as smooth as that of porting the DeltaBlue benchmark. The only unfamiliar (and interesting) Dart feature I encountered that is worth noting was the ability to declare and pass method parameters by name. […]

Dart vs Java — the DeltaBlue Benchmark

As of the time of this writing the performance page on dartlang.org tracks Dart VM performance as measured by the DeltaBlue benchmark. I ported the benchmark_harness Dart package (including the DeltaBlue benchmark) into Java and ran against the latest Java 7 and 8 JDKs. The experience of translating Dart to Java was surprisingly smooth. Some […]