What Is Dart?
Advantages Of Dart-
- Dart is open-source
- It is supported by Google and runs seamlessly on Google Cloud platform
- It is type-safe and compiled with both AOT and JIT compilers
- Dart is scalable across projects
- Extensively used for flutter mobile UI framework
- It can be used for web apps and mobile apps.
- Has huge community and great frameworks available online
Dart is a new language. It has got a huge attention among mobile developers as an alternative to React native. Popular companies like Google, Alibaba are using Flutter.
2. Learning Curve-
Learning Dart can be overwhelming for beginners as there are limited courses available online for Dart programming language. Google has documentation of Dart on its official website that helps programmers to learn Dart concepts easily.
3. Frontend Vs Backend-
Now, Dart is actively used with Flutter for developing the frontend of cross-platform mobile applications. It can be used for web development, but there is no mention of Dart being used for backend development.
4. Commercial Use-
Dart was developed and used by Google. Apart from Google there are some big companies like Alibaba that also adopted Flutter and Dart for developing cross-platform mobile apps.
Dart has great documentation but developers can get confused with Dart language features. It’s syntax is clean and looks like Java, so developers having java background can easily understand code syntax. But the community of Dart developers is small so developers may struggle to find solutions.
Dart can be compiled JIT and AOT both that help to build apps in several ways as using JIT compilation can speed up development and AOT compilation can be used during release process for better optimization. This has been used in Flutter app development.
7. Editor/IDE Support-
Dart code can be developed with lightweight editors such as VIM or Sublime. Android studio and IntelliJ IDEA come with Dart plugin and these are popular IDEs for Dart application development for flutter app development.