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This week, we're delighted to have Chris Buckett helping to answer questions about the new book Dart in Action. Table of contents can be found here. And sample chapters can be found here and here.

The promotion starts Tuesday, February 12th 2013 and will end on Friday, February 15th 2013.

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of the book provided by the publisher, Manning.

Please see the Book Promotion page to ensure your best chances at winning!

Posts in this welcome thread are not eligible for the drawing, and should be reserved for welcoming the author. Questions posted in this topic are subject to removal.
 
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Hello, and thanks for having me

Dart is a new web language from Google, and aims to solve a similar set of problems that GWT solves, but with the addition of a dedicated in-browser and server side Dart VM (which improves runtime performance greatly).
If you already code Java, and have to build web applications in a team environment, then you'll appreciate the tooling that you get from your IDE and static analysis tools. The Dart project brings this set of tooling to the building browser apps.

Dart's syntax is similar enough to Java that Java developers will feel at home with it, but it gives enough dynamism that you can do some nice shortcuts that expect from dynamic languages like JavaScript. Dart runs in all modern browsers, whether using the Dart VM, or converted to "minified and treeshaken" JavaScript (which reduces deployed code size).

Dart in Action takes you from the simple "hello world" app, through functional and OO programming paradigms, and through to more advanced topics such as async programming and concurrency. You'll build a client-side, single-page web app, and hook that up to a Dart powered server, along the way making use of HTML5 features such as local storage, appcache and websockets.

I'm here all week to answer any Dart questions you have, whether about Dart in Action, or about the Dart language generally (please start new threads for specific questions).

Dart should be reaching version 1.0 this year, so now is a great time to get up to speed with this exciting and productive language.

Chris Buckett.
 
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Thank you for the interesting book
 
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