Dart: Up and Running: A New, Tool-Friendly Language for Structured Web Apps

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Oct 26, 2012 - Computers - 158 pages

Get moving with Dart, the development platform that helps you build high-performance HTML5 apps for the modern Web. With this guide, you’ll take a hands-on tour of the Dart language, libraries, and tools—including its editor and virtual machine—for developing structured, fast, and maintainable web apps that run on both the client and the server.

Written by developer advocates at Google, this updated edition covers Dart 1.0. Google designed Dart to boost performance and help developers work more efficiently. This book shows you how to build everything from simple scripts to complex apps that work well in today’s browsers.

  • Build web apps with the object-oriented Dart language, and compile your code to JavaScript
  • Delve into language features, from optional types and method cascades to named constructors
  • Create, launch, and debug web and command-line apps with Dart Editor
  • Explore Dart APIs, including dart:core, dart:html, dart:io, dart:convert, and dart:mirrors
  • Use tools such as Dartium, the Chromium-based browser that can run Dart apps natively
  • Walk through Dartiverse Search, a client-server app that combines useful and fun language and API features
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Quick Start
1
Chapter 2 A Tour of the Dart Language
11
Chapter 3 A Tour of the Dart Libraries
53
Chapter 4 Tools
91
Dart Chat
109
About the Authors
120
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Kathy is a technical writer who's worked on docs for Chrome and other developer APIs at Google since 2006. Before that, she worked at Sun, NeXT, and HP. Back when the web was young, she wrote the first doc to help developers write Java applets. She also co-created The Java Tutorial and maintained it for a very long time.

Seth is a Developer Advocate with the Chrome team. He is a conference organizer (Aloha on Rails, New Game), author (Expert Spring MVC), helped publish Angry Birds for the web, and is a big fan of HTML5 and the modern web.

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