Productivity improvements in the Dart editor include better debugging tools, enhanced code completion and tooltips. Additionally, increased performance of the analyzer and editor provides additional improvements in speed. The Dart home page has a link to create a Dart web app “in under an hour, even if you’ve never written a web app before”. In using the readily available documentation, libraries, tools, and access to its developer community, it is possible to create complex web applications in about a day.
The possibilities seem almost limitless with distribution sites like runnable.com sharing and combining snippets of Dart code samples as templates, enabling easy collaboration for the creation of web applications and much more. Utilizing virtual machines through your browser from Runnable, you can test live code, modify it for your environment and then test it again before implementing it in your environment. Accessibility to code samples for Dart through these browser-based VMs, without the requirement of extra software or hardware – a.k.a. using “The Cloud” – cuts out the overhead requirements of extra software and hardware. It also makes it possible for the newbies of the development world to practice and try their hand at web development as easily and painlessly as downloading a new app from an app store. Google, it seems you have hit a bullseye with Dart!