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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 this 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.

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

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.

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

"Includes numerous examples of core language features as well as more advanced HTML5 features."-;From the Foreword by Seth Ladd, Developer Advocate, Google

Table of Contents
  1. Hello Dart
  2. "Hello World" with Dart tools
  3. Building and testing your own Dart app
  5. Functional first-class functions and closures
  6. Understanding libraries and privacy
  7. Constructing classes and interfaces
  8. Extending classes and interfaces
  9. Collections of richer classes
  10. Asynchronous programming with callbacks and futures
  12. Building a Dart web app
  13. Navigating offline data
  14. Communicating with other systems and languages
  16. Server interaction with files and HTTP
  17. Sending, syncing, and storing data
  18. Concurrency with isolates

About The Author

Chris Buckett is a Technical Consultant responsible for delivering enterprise-scale web-based business applications. Chris runs the popular blog, and is an active contributor to the dartlang mailing list. As a target user of Dart himself, he is well-placed to present the evolving language of Dart to the reader.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Manning (January 15, 2013)
  • Length: 424 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781638352846

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