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Dart: Scalable Application Development by Ivo Balbaert, Sergey Akopkokhyants, Davy Mitchell

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Observing the Dart VM internals

If you have been watching the output window keenly as you have launched Dart projects, you will have noticed references to the Observatory. This tool (which is part of the Dart SDK) allows developers to look inside a running Dart virtual machine, and profile the ongoing activities. This is useful to find out exactly what an application is doing and where bottlenecks exist.

Observing the Dart VM internals

The Observatory supports command line applications and web applications (Dart versions and not the compiled to JavaScript output) running in Dartium. To enable it, simply pass one of the many Observatory command line parameters—see the SDK documents ...

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