A couple of weeks ago I was thinking about the relationship between AngularJS and this company that buys or starts projects and later sink them just because. No, no that company, the other one: Google. While perusing thru job boards AngularJS was appearing as a MUST in the same way (and intent) as .net appears for backend products. And then Google announced their real strategy.
Now I’m gonna dive into prediction territory. Let’s not forget that the business of Google is not in the development tools but in the advertisement. Everything and everyone in the company works for the ads division, directly or not. And one of the hidden but huge costs behind it are the fees payed to Firefox and Apple so they put Google in their respective navigators search box. Chrome on the other hand, been a Google property, adds no cost beyond the engineering resources destined to code it. As well as the Chrome OS, and the Chrome Notebooks.
On the other hand, we have another explanation for the switch to ATScript: the same way Apple has introduced Swift for iOS and MacOS development, maybe Google will introduce Dart (with AngularJS 2 to sweeten the deal) for Android (and Chrome OS) development. But this is just some wild fantasizing.