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Sound Dart and strong mode

Shams Zakhour, on 11 Jan 2017
As of the 1.19 release, Dart supports an optional mode, called strong mode, that supports stronger static typing. Strong mode helps you find bugs sooner and contributes to making Dart a sound language.To learn more about using strong mode to enable soundness, including the how, the why, and fixes for common problems you might encounter, see:Sound DartHow and why to write sound Dart code, and how to use strong mode to enable soundness.Sound Dart: FAQA list of common questions for those who are interested in stronger static typing.Sound Dart: Fixing Common ProblemsHow to fix errors and warnings you may encounter... read more

Set The Title Of A Web Page in Angular2 / AngularDart

Davy Mitchell, on 11 Jan 2017
This is just a tiny snippet for Angular2 / AngularDart that I decided was worth a blog post because it is A) a FAQ and B) has lots of weird Angular 1 workarounds on the web that may be time wasting rabbit trails! How to set the web page Title from Angular? import 'package:angular2/src/platform/browser/title.dart';.... Title _title = new Title();...._title.setTitle(text); read more

Dart in 2016: The fastest growing programming language at Google, 2nd fastest growing in TIOBE Index

Filip Hráček, on 10 Jan 2017
Dart was the fastest growing programming language at Google in 2016 with millions of lines of code written. It also made it to TIOBE Index Top 20 this month (see TIOBE's methodology).It takes time to build something as ambitious as Dart and, in some ways, Dart is still in its infancy. But we're glad the hard work is starting to pay off.Many thanks to our amazing community!We're going to celebrate by ... releasing 1.22 next week (as per our usual 6 week release schedule). read more

Notepad 8080 and AngularDart Update

Davy Mitchell, on 17 Dec 2016
As detailed in previous posts, I have been working on a notepad application using AngularDart. There's not been a blog post for while but it has slowly and steadily progressed. AngularDart has had a couple of big updates since I started this and not caused any issues. So I am finding it very stable and easy to relate to Angular1. There's a lot of Angular features that I haven't used in there yet so I will continue to scour articles and samples. That said, the focus for np8080 will probably be on the end user functionality rather than the implementation... read more

Dart SDK and Dartium 1.21.0 Chocolatey Packages for Windows

Davy Mitchell, on 08 Dec 2016
Chocolatey is a package manager for Windows similar to Linux's apt-get, based on Microsoft's Nuget tool and Powershell scripting language. It works from the command-line and from a WPF GUI interface. You can install unmoderated versions by specifiying the install version during installation.Chocolatey has also been updated with versions 1.21.0Command line installation: choco uninstall dart-sdkchoco install -y dart-sdk -version 1.21.0To verify you have the right version on your path. dart --versionDart VM version: 1.21.0 (Thu Dec 07 06:52:21 2016) on "windows_x64"Command line installation: choco uninstall dartiumchoco install -y dartium -version 1.21.0 read more