August 27, 2014

Happy birthday today to Kristen Nygaard, who along with Ole-Johan Dahl invented Object Oriented Programming and the first OOP language, Simula, back in the 1960s.

Now it's fifty years later, and we're still making object oriented languages to solve real problems. One of the latest: Dart.

With version 1.0 in 2013 and an ECMA standard in 2014, Dart is ready to radically change web development for the better. And Dart 1 for Everyone has got you covered. Now available in beta at pragprog.com/book/csdart1.

Dart 1 for Everyone: Fast, Flexible, Structured Code for the Modern Web

Dart has changed significantly since the first printing of this book and Dart 1 for Everyone has kept up. Every chapter has been revised and some chapters have been almost completely rewritten since the first printing. The MVC project chapters dumped the old JavaScript-like event handlers for the sleek new streams interface, and the chapter on testing reflects the extensive changes in testing now available in Dart.

Brand-new sections explore some of Dart's beautiful new features, such as:

  • Method cascades: Improve code readability dramatically.
  • Event streams: Simplified event handling, consistent with virtually every other asynchronous interaction in Dart.
  • Library parts: Yet another way Dart promotes code organization.
  • New class constructor syntax: Dart supports a nice variety of surprisingly expressive and concise ways to declare constructors.
  • Building your own packages: Quickly share your work with the world.

You'll start writing Dart code on page 1, and throughout the book, you'll refactor that code to explore Dart’s features: OOP, real libraries and packages, testing, and more. You'll learn how to write beautiful, maintainable application code that just works™ in all modern browsers.

Now available in beta at pragprog.com/book/csdart1.

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