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The Book Dart in Action is written by Chris Buckett is very detailed and comprehensive book for the beginners and as well professionals. by Chris Buckett. Dart in Action introduces the Dart language and provides techniques and examples showing how to use it as a viable replacement for Java and. Read Dart in Action book reviews & author details and more at Dart in Action Paperback – Import, 1 Feb by Chris Buckett (Author).

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I know Chris from the early days of the Dart language. We both joined the community almost instantly. At the day of Darts arrival, he founded Dartwatch. Chris is definitely one of these guys cris knows what he writes. After one year, a lot of blog posts, countless e-mails to the Dart mailing lists and doing a lot of other community related things, he finished a book on Dart.

This alone is impressive. Dart is a kind of moving target. There is a lot of man-power behind its development and every day there are a lots of changes to Darts codebase. Dart arrived as a technical preview and as such it was allowed to have breaking changes. Chris was not only confronted with learning a language by looking at its specification and find out about hidden features in the bug trackers; he also had to rewrite whole sections over and bucketf again just because the language changed.

A more complicated example: Still Chris kept on writing. Finally Dart became more stable in its core, and the book was released. What I got axtion a book from a dedicated and passionate Dart-developer, who knows the language, its ecosystem and the community from day 1. The book itself reads like that. It’s a fantastic book which buckftt you by hand and leads you through the whole world of Dart.

Dart is bkckett “only a language”. Chris shows from the beginning where you need to look at, like using the Dart Editor or how to deal with third party dependencies. You almost do not recognize how you get into all these new technologies. While he explains how to write code, he also shows how to debug it aciton what you can do with it in practice.

It is far from boring bckett descriptions or rephrased API docs as one can often find in books. You can work on your program while reading this book. It’s for people like me, who do not want to read through pages with boring examples just to make up bcukett cool after the memorized all of the thousand keywords. This book shows you what you can do, how you do it, and what you should be aware of. It’s easy to connect the books content with your real-life-problems.


The writing style is clear, precise and well balanced. The tune is one of a colleague who did find some great new toy to play with and now explains it to you.

Dart in Action

It is a motivating and inspiring text and very enjoyable. There was not a single chapter which made me bored or drifting away.

You will learn about running Dart from the Browser but also how to run it from the shell, maybe when building your backend with Dart. You learn how you can write test driven code. Unit testing with Dart is especially something which I did not know much about before.

In the early days of Dart it was not so much a topic, and due to work I did not follow it to closely later. Chris sent me back on track. Now I even know how to do browser testing, which is big win for byckett.

He explains on how properly to use classes, interfaces and constructors. Also he looks into libraries and shows possibilities here. What I like much is the fact he is also explaining best bcukett. Not only Darts best practice, but general ones. These are experiences he made maybe from his time as GWT developer.

Dart in Action by Chris Buckett – PDF Drive

They are very helpful if you just start with your programming career. In general, the core part of this book feels complete and balanced. There is even a part actiob Futures and Completers. Both are heavily used async concepts in today’s browser programming world, and with “Dart in Action” it is easy to get into them. Another bonus point is he is explaining adrt you can test asynchronous code. As this is a very difficult matter, I have not expected that.

The chapters on client development are also very good. One can first find a great introduction into single-page web apps. I wished I would have read this before a long time now. It also gives you a great view how you can actually build your Dart app. If you are coming from the classic approach of maintaining multiple pages, you might find this section very useful. He is also writing on how to use Acgion and Data Storage.


Especially the browser db part I found very interesting. One often asked question is how to interact bucektt JavaScript from Dart and vice versa.

You will find an answer in this book. Chris describes how to make apps for the Chrome web store. With this, you already have enough knowledge to start with your App, integrate it to existing libs and finally deploy it to its final destination. But there is even more. The book closes with looking at server side Dart. Everybody who is into Node. Finally he looks into Isolates, one of my favorite topics. Even when I know a lot on Isolates some kind of multithreading in DartI found this is a very competent introduction into it and I did not regret to have it read.

My conclusion is this a great book. Usually I do not read books on programming languages anymore. They tend to be boring and quickly out of date. But this book is different.

Part 1 Introducing Dart

It shows you more than just grammar and APIs. It shows you how to move in the Dart world. How you solve things. Daet an enjoyable read from a very competent Dart programmer. If you want to learn Dart you already have the great docs on the website.

But if you would like to get even more quickly into Dartlang, then you should definitely look at this book. Despite the language is still evolving, most of its bucckett will be true for a long time.

If not, then the author can be found in one of the Dart communities.

You can buy this book on Amazon. Smart Tech for a better Web Dart in Action. The content is a great mix of everything important in Dart. Load Disqus comments When you load these comments, you’ll be connected to Disqus.