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Dart in Action by Chris Buckett

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Foreword

When I heard that we were starting work on Dart, a structured and scalable language with a fast virtual machine, a powerful editor, and a compiler to JavaScript, at first I didn’t believe it. “Could this be the project to make web programming easier for developers like me?” I hopefully wondered. Coming from a structured language background, and used to powerful developer tools, I’d been waiting for a more productive way to build larger modern web apps. The Dart project sounded like just what I was looking for. I grew up on object-oriented languages like C++, Java, and Ruby as I first built interactive websites and then later rich client-side web apps. I learned to be productive with classes, objects, and modular code. I appreciated ...

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