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Learning Dart

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Learn
  • Structure your code using functions, classes, generics, packages, and libraries
  • Model web applications with domain model frameworks
  • Use the power of modern browsers for processing and storing data
  • Build web games in HTML5 and code them in Dart
  • Get an overview of the available UI and MVC frameworks to use with Dart
  • Build the complex UI needed in business applications with Dart's Polymer framework based on web components
  • Store your data with MongoDB, one of the most popular NoSQL databases, and access your MongoDB databases from Dart
About

Dart is a new open source programming language for the Web. Developed by Google, Dart is gaining popularity and has a steadily growing community. It is a single language for both client and server that can be used with a wide range of devices, including phones, tablets, laptops, and servers. It encompasses the lessons that have been learned over the last two decades of web programming. Stop solving new challenges with the same old tools - let Dart show you a whole new way.

"Learning Dart" provides you with a thorough overview of this new open source programming language. It will guide you step-by-step through building games and business applications for the Web, taking advantage of the power behind a modern language combined with HTML5.

"Learning Dart" starts by exploring the Dart ecosystem. This is followed by two chapters that will show you everything you need to know about Dart's syntax and development principles. Throughout the rest of the book, you will apply this knowledge to advanced topics with the help of an example-based approach.

You will explore how to build web games using HTML5, how to integrate audio and video into your applications, and how to process and show data in HTML5 forms with Dart. The book also shows you how web components fit together with HTML5 and how to apply them in business web applications. You also learn how to store data on the client, how to communicate data between client and server with JSON, and how to store JSON data with MongoDB.

"Learning Dart" provides you with everything you need to know to start or enhance your career in web development.

Features
  • Develop apps for the Web using Dart and HTML5
  • Build powerful HTML5 forms, validate and store data in local storage, and use web components to build your own user interface
  • Make games by drawing and integrate audio and video in the browser
  • Learn how to develop an application with the help of a model-driven and fast-paced approach
Page Count 388
Course Length 11 hours 38 minutes
ISBN 9781849697422
Date Of Publication 3 Jan 2014
A touch of class – how to use classes and objects
Summary
Spiral 1 – the power of HTML5 forms
Spiral 2 – how to validate data with Dart
Spiral 3 – how to store data in local storage
Spiral 4 – reading and showing data
Spiral 5 – changing and updating data
Spiral 6 – working with a list of bank accounts
Summary
The model for the memory game
Spiral 1 – drawing the board
Spiral 2 – drawing cells
Spiral 3 – coloring the cells
Spiral 4 – implementing the rules
Spiral 5 – game logic (bringing in the time element)
Spiral 6 – some finishing touches
Spiral 7 – using images
Adding audio to a web page
Using an audio library – Collision clones
Adding video to a web page
Summary

Authors

Dzenan Ridjanovic

Dzenan Ridjanovic is a university professor who is planning his early retirement to focus on the development of web applications with Dart, HTML5, web components, and NoSQL databases. For more than 10 years, he was a director of research and development in the Silverrun team (http://www.silverrun.com/), which created several commercial tools to analyze, design, and develop data-driven applications. He was the principal developer of Modelibra tools and frameworks for model-driven development in Java. Currently, he is developing the dartling framework for the design and code generation of Dart models. His projects are on GitHub (https://github.com/dzenanr), where he is considered a Dart expert. He writes about his projects on the On Dart blog (http://dzenanr.github.io/). His courses are available on On Dart Education (http://ondart.me/). He markets his Dart efforts on the On Dart G+ page (https://plus.google.com/+OndartMe). Dzenan Ridjanovic wrote a book in 2009, under the Creative Commons License, entitled Spiral Development of Dynamic Web Applications: Using Modelibra and Wicket.

Ivo Balbaert

Ivo Balbaert has been a lecturer in web programming and databases at CVO Antwerpen, a community college in Belgium. He received a Ph.D. in applied physics from the University of Antwerp in 1986. He worked for 20 years in the software industry as a developer and consultant in several companies, and for 10 years as project manager at the University Hospital of Antwerp. From 2000 onwards, he switched to partly teaching and partly developing software (at KHM Mechelen, CVO Antwerpen). He also wrote an introductory book in Dutch about developing in Ruby and Rails, Programmeren met Ruby en Rails, by Van Duuren Media. In 2012, he authored a book on the Go programming language, The Way To Go, by IUniverse. He wrote a number of introductory books for new programming languages, notably Dart, Julia, Rust, and Red, all published by Packt.