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API Doc refresh

Posted by Bob Nystrom

Happy Wednesday, Dartisans!

We've just pushed a new batch of documentation to api.dartlang.org. It includes a slew of fun new things to help you be more productive with Dart.

We now show subclasses, subinterfaces, and implementing classes for each type. You can now see the full graph of types and click around to see how things are related to each other.

Docs for the server libraries! One of the most frequent questions we get is "what can I do on the standalone VM?" The libraries that answer that are still being fleshed out, but we've got nice documentation up now for what's there. No more hunting through old samples to try to guess at things. It's all right here: http://api.dartlang.org/io.html.

Last, but not least, we have documentation for our DOM and HTML libraries. The DOM is a huge API and documenting it is a monumental undertaking. Fortunately, the Mozilla folks and an army of honorable volunteers have tackled that at https://developer.mozilla.org/en/DOM. Even better, they've graciously done so under a Creative Commons license. This lets us include that documentation on api.dartlang.org, which you'll see now if you look at the dart:dom and dart:html docs (for example: http://api.dartlang.org/html/UListElement.html).

I can't tell you how much we appreciate being able to share this documentation and how cool it is of Mozilla and the contributors to allow this. This was made possible by community members like you, and we encourage you to improve the web by contributing to The Mozilla Developer Network. (Mozilla has no other association with Dart or dartlang.org.)


Cheers,
- Bob

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