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What is Dart?

Dart is a cohesive, scalable platform for building apps that run on the web (where you can use Polymer) or on servers (such as with Google Cloud Platform). Use the Dart language, libraries, and tools to write anything from simple scripts to full-featured apps.
Dart is a tool in the Languages category of a tech stack.

Who uses Dart?

Companies
66 companies reportedly use Dart in their tech stacks, including Google, Blossom, and App Development.

Developers
390 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Dart.

Why developers like Dart?

Here鈥檚 a list of reasons why companies and developers use Dart
Dart Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Dart in their tech stack.

Gustavo Mu帽oz
Gustavo Mu帽oz
Web UI Developer at Globant | 6 upvotes 30.9K views
Flutter
Flutter
React
React
React Native
React Native
Dart
Dart
Android Studio
Android Studio
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code
JavaScript
JavaScript
#Flare

In my modest opinion, Flutter is the future of mobile development. The framework is as important to mobile as React is to the web. And seeing that React Native does not finish taking off, I am focusing all my efforts on learning Flutter and Dart. The ecosystem is amazing. The community is crazy about Flutter. There are enough resources to learn and enjoy the framework, and the tools developed to work with it are amazing. Android Studio or Visual Studio Code has incredible plugins and Dart is a pretty straight forward and easy-to-learn language, even more, if you came from JavaScript. I admit it. I'm in love with Flutter. When you are not a designer, having a framework focused on design an pretty things is a must. And counting with tools like #flare for animations makes everything easier. It is so amazing that I wish I had a big mobile project right now at work just to use Flutter.

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Michael Pfaff
Michael Pfaff
CEO at Nucleus Development | 3 upvotes 9.7K views
Dart
Dart
Java
Java

I use Dart because it is a fast, modern language with an intuitive package manager and syntax similar to Java, while less verbose (i.e. public by default, _ in front of a variable, class, etc. to be private). Dart has an excellent asynchronous syntax making asynchronous calls such as filesystem interaction or HTTP requests simple and concise.

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Jeyabalaji Subramanian
Jeyabalaji Subramanian
CTO at FundsCorner | 2 upvotes 7.5K views
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Flutter
Flutter
Dart
Dart

Recently we were looking for a tool to build cross platform mobile apps. The primary goals for us were two fold:

  1. Ability to rollout the mobile app fast. Being in the FinTech segment, our focus is more on usability & accuracy and less on the flashiness of the app in itself
  2. Our web development team must be able to build the mobile apps. The UI & UX fundamentals are pretty much the same.

With the above in mind, we evaluated React Native, Vue Nativescript and Flutter. While we were able to build fast in all these three choices, we chose Flutter for the following reasons:

Pre-built widgets: All the standard widgets that are required for us to build a functional app were readily available, & required minimal or no tweaking! It was pretty much like cooking up something on the web with Vue & Vuetify, which offer the fastest time frame from code to reality. The key differentiation Flutter offers over it's rivals is the native feel you get on all the widgets. No one can figure out whether it was built in Native android or Flutter.

Availability of Pre-built widgets in Flutter makes it a natural choice for going the fastest from design to reality.

Easy programming constructs & Hot Re-load: The component coding for Flutter is done through Dart. It is kind of a cross between Java & JavaScript. It is easy on the developers. I found asynchronous programming in Dart a breeze! Dart is one of the key reasons why you would build an app in record time with Flutter. Also, you will love the hot reload feature in Flutter, through which you can immediate validate the user interface and interactions.

Hot Re-load is one of the key features that makes development in Flutter a breeze.

Rich set of plugins & great documentation: Flutter eco-system has matured over a period of time. We were able to easily find solutions to various problems & all the plugins worked without breaking anything. For example, we wanted to build a web view for integrating with a Payment link & flutterwebviewplugin was readily available and we were zooming in less than 30 minutes!

With great documentation and eco-system, you are always a plugin or a widget away from completing your functionality!

Great support for Reactive State Management: We were spoilt for choices when we looked at the various options for implementing Reactive statement management. After looking at a number of options, we settled with RxDart and Provider Consumer (Bloc) pattern to implement reactive statement management.

You will be able to apply your hard earned reactive statement management skills in Flutter seamlessly & built beautiful reactive apps.

Easy integration with Android Native SDKs: Flutter provides platform interface to integrate with Native SDKs. Being in the FinTech industry, we were required to integrate with a number of industry standard SDKS for payments & KYC, which were available only in Native. We were to connect with these SDKs and code with ease with the platform interface.

In the end, we were able to build and release an end to end, material design compliant and functionality rich Borrower app within a matter of month and release it for Beta preview! If we had started out

With the announcement of Flutter for Web in this year's google I/O, I think Flutter is going to go big and will shake up the world of cross-platform development.

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Dart
Dart

I will use Dart later to handle the payloads from Roblox and all API requests. Dart

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Dart's Features

  • Dart鈥檚 comprehensive libraries give you lots of choices
  • Compilation to JavaScript lets you deploy Dart apps now
  • Pub package manager
  • Dev Server

Dart Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Dart?
TypeScript
TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. It's a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript.
Go
Go is expressive, concise, clean, and efficient. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel type system enables flexible and modular program construction. Go compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. It's a fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language.
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
PHP
Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.
Python
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
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