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Dart in Action

Chris Buckett
Foreword by Seth Ladd
  • January 2013
  • ISBN 9781617290862
  • 424 pages
  • printed in black & white

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Includes numerous examples of core language features as well as more advanced HTML5 features.

From the Foreword by Seth Ladd, Developer Advocate, Google
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Dart in Action introduces Google's Dart language and provides techniques and examples showing how to use it as a viable replacement for Java and JavaScript in browser-based desktop and mobile applications. It begins with a rapid overview of Dart language and tools, including features like interacting with the browser, optional typing, classes, libraries, and concurrency with isolates. After you master the core concepts, you'll move on to running Dart on the server and creating single page HTML5 web applications.

about the technology

Dart is a web programming language developed by Google. It has modern OO features, just like Java or C#, while keeping JavaScript's dynamic and functional characteristics. Dart applications are "transpiled" to JavaScript, and they run natively in Dart-enabled browsers. With production-quality libraries and tools, Dart operates on both the client and the server for a consistent development process.

about the book

Dart in Action introduces the Dart language and teaches you to use it in browser-based, desktop, and mobile applications. Not just a language tutorial, this book gets quickly into the nitty-gritty of using Dart. Most questions that pop up while you're reading are answered on the spot! OO newbies will appreciate the gentle pace in the early chapters. Later chapters take a test-first approach and encourage you to try Dart hands-on.

Whether you're experienced with JavaScript, or come from a traditional object-orientated language background, this book will make you productive using this exciting new language.

what's inside

  • Dart from the ground up
  • Numerous code samples and diagrams
  • Creating single-page web apps
  • Transitioning from Java, C#, or JavaScript
  • Running Dart in the browser and on the server

about the reader

To benefit from this book you'll need experience with HTML and JavaScript; Java or C# background is helpful but not required.

about the author

Chris Buckett builds enterprise-scale web applications. He is an active contributor to the dartlang list.

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A compelling and captivating book about learning and working with Dart as an alternative to JavaScript.

Glen Stokol, Oracle Corporation

Puts the future of web apps in the palm your hand.

Rokesh Jankie, QAFE, Inc.

The perfect guide for a beautiful language.

Willhelm Lehman, Websense, Inc.
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