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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?

168 companies reportedly use Dart in their tech stacks, including Google, CRED, and Mews.

2528 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Dart.

Dart Integrations

Flutter, Strapi, Google Code Prettify, Appwrite, and AngularDart are some of the popular tools that integrate with Dart. Here's a list of all 16 tools that integrate with Dart.
Pros of Dart
Backed by Google
Twice the speed of Javascript
Great tools
Open source
Can be used on Frontend
Made for the future
Angular Dart
Polymer Dart
Cross platform
Like Java
Easy to learn
Runs on Google Cloud Platform
Easy to Understand
Amazing concurrency primitives
Is to JS what C is to ASM
Flutter works with darts
Can run Dart in AWS Lambda
Decisions about Dart

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

Jeyabalaji Subramanian
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For a slide deck view of this content, visit https://www.slideshare.net/JeyabalajiSubramania/flutter-at-fundscornerpptx

Context: Recently we were looking for a tool to build cross-platform mobile apps. The primary goals for us were two fold: 1. Ability to roll out 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 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 for 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 immediately validate the user interface and interactions.

Hot Re-load is one of the key features that make 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 state management skills in Flutter seamlessly & built beautiful reactive apps.

Easy integration with Android Native SDKs: Flutter provides a 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 one month and release it for Beta preview!

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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Hi, I'm considering building a social marketplace app on android, ios and web, Flutter seems to be a good UI framework for cross-platform apps, it's safe type, hot reload, and native compiling on native machine code (thanks to Dart). My question is, for an MVP product is it a good choice? if yes, will it be on the mid-term, long term? Or will I have to change as the users grow?

thank you

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Syed Muhammad Mudassir

Both React Native and Flutter are pretty good, but I am confused as to which one to choose. If i look at Flutter, it can build an app better than React, but has no job opportunities and uses Dart.

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I am currently working on a long term mobile app project. Current stack: Frontend: Dart/Flutter Backend: Go, AWS Resources (AWS Lambda, Amazon DynamoDB, etc.) Since there are only two developers and we have limited time and resources, we are looking for a BAAS like Firebase or AWS Amplify to handle auth and push notifications for now. We are prioritizing developing speed so we can iterate quickly. The only problem is that AWS amplify support for flutter is in developer preview and has limited capabilities (We have tested it out in our app). Firebase is the more mature option. It has great support for flutter and has more than we need for auth, notifications, etc. My question is that, if we choose firebase, we would be stuck with using two different cloud providers. Is this bad, or is this even a problem? I am willing to change anything on the backend architecture wise, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I am somewhat unfamiliar with Google Cloud Platform. Thank you.

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Hi there. I want to expand my coding toolset. So I want to learn a second backend language besides Kotlin. Kotlin is fantastic. I love it in every aspect, and I think I can never return to Java. And also why should I? It is 100% interoperable with java and can co-exist in every project.

So my question here is. Which language do you think will bring me more joy? I think F#; it is more like Kotlin. Then C# (it's more or like 100% java). But, let's say I learn F#. Is it 100% interoperable like Kotlin? can they live side by side? Can I, then, apply to .NET jr jobs after a while, for example, or is C# the holy cow? I would like to learn .Net.

If it is the worst and only C# is acceptable, then which language should I learn? Dart? Go?

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Harvey Heavenz
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Hello everyone, we are planning to develop an e-wallet app and I was thinking of using Flutter and Dart for frontend then for backend we are not sure. please help with a backend stack

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Dart's Features

  • Dart’s 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 is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. It's a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript.
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 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.
Kotlin is a statically typed programming language for the JVM, Android and the browser, 100% interoperable with Java
Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!
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