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Dart -- where to start?

Si Dunn
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Joined: Feb 12, 2013
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I'm awash in programming classes right now: JavaScript, Ruby, Node.js, HTML/CSS. Others are on my to-learn list. And there seems to be no end to the list of languages. What's the biggest advantage Dart might offer me if I chose to take it up?
Chris Buckett
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If you're already familiar with coding Java, then you'll find coding Dart a breeze due to it's class based nature. You can write Dart code that looks almost like Java. Example:



You get the advantages of JavaScript (ie, browser-based) + jquery (consistent access to the DOM with the dart:html library), node.js (Dart has a server-side VM as well), and sane library and packages.
With regards to Ruby, Dart has some of the similar functionality, especially around "noSuchMethod" - which is similar to Ruby's method_missing (which helps with much of the magic behind Rails).

So, Java-like productivity in the language, javascript+jquery access to the browser, nodejs like Dart VM on the server side. What's not to love

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Si Dunn
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Joined: Feb 12, 2013
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Thanks for the detailed reply. I like what I see. I'll definitely put Dart on my to-learn list.
 
 
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