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Rename refactoring improvements with new Dart Editor build

Posted by Dan Rubel

New Dart Editor build available. Highlights from build 6943 include
  • better management of console view
  • allow multiple consoles to be visible for multiple running applications
  • rename refactoring improvements and bug fixes
  • cleanup launch configurations of removed/deleted applications
  • analysis support for same prefix for multiple imports
  • JavaScript compiler and Dartium improvements
  • UI and analysis improvements and bug fixes

Read the full change log or start with the Dart Editor tutorial.

Thanks in advance for your feedback!


  1. Based on reading Dart updates at this website, I think too much effort is going into the Dart IDE and not enough into the language itself. If Google builds a solid language, Eclipse, IntelliJ, etc will make good IDEs to develop with.

    After the language itself is solid and appealing, the next areas Google should focus on are marketing and browser compatibility. Google is famous for terrible marketing of good ideas (Google Checkout comes to mind). Dart also needs to be heavily marketed to web and Java/C#/PHP developers who dislike JavaScript.

    Dart needs to run natively in Chrome and Firefox. Being easy to run Dart natively in these two browsers, which represent ~50% of all users, will encourage developers to try the language.

    Once developers see that great apps are easier to create and maintain in Dart than in JavaScript, Dart will start to achieve critical mass of community support needed to pressure other browser makes to support native Dart too.

    Success in marketing and cross browser native Dart will make Dart a legitimate alternative to JavaScript. These areas need Google's efforts more than making a customized version of Eclipse for Dart.


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