Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Dart plugin for Sublime updated with many new features

Many of our developers enjoy using lightweight text editors, but still want to use features traditionally found in powerful IDEs. Today, in partnership with Guillermo López-Anglada, lead developer of the Dart plugin for Sublime, we are announcing many new features to help Dart developers stay productive in Sublime Text 3.



With the Dart plugin, Sublime understands your Dart code and projects. Dart code is syntax highlighted, with support for the latest language keywords like async/await and deferred. To provide you with feedback on code quality, the plugin displays errors and warnings from static analysis.

You can run web applications, command-line scripts, and servers without leaving Sublime. The Dart plugin starts and manages pub serve, Dart's development server, making it easy to launch your web app into Dartium or any browser.

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Integration with various Dart SDK tools is now more complete. Keep your Dart code in sync with the Dart Style Guide with the new Format source code feature. Install new packages and update existing packages with improved pub get/upgrade integration.

Developers building server-side apps with Sublime will want to check out the initial integration with Observatory. You can now use Sublime to easily launch the Observatory tool, which helps you view live memory and performance insights from the Dart VM.

The Dart team is very appreciative of Guillermo's (and the community's) hard work. There's always opportunities for improvements and contributions: improving the documentation, reporting features and issues, and helping integrate Dart's new Analysis Server. If you're interested in contributing, head over to the plugin's GitHub repo.

You can easily install the Dart plugin with Package Control for Sublime, and we hope it makes your Dart experience even better.