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Dart Language and Library Newsletters

Unless you're a member of the Dart misc group, you may be missing Florian Loitsch's weekly newsletters, which started in July. They live in the SDK repo (docs/newsletter), but Florian also posts them in the misc group. These newsletters cover the Dart language and some of the core libraries. Read them to learn about existing features ("Did you know"), planned changes, and how the Dart team considers and implements changes. For example: The July 28 newsletter (the first) starts with some 1.24 language changes that you might have missed: function types and changes to void. It also talks about the unified front end, and what that means for language changes. Finally, the letter lists features in active development, such as zones that work well with strong mode, void as a type, and changes to the core libraries.The September 29 newsletter covers 1.x JSON encoding, and plans for fixed-size integers.The October 13 newsletter covers 1.x double.toString methods and planned …

Flutter IntelliJ plugin v19: Fit and Finish

IntelliJ EAP support This month’s release now supports the public preview release of Intellij 2017.3. With this release, you’ll get a new version of the Dart plugin. That release includes features to help you better navigate and understand large build() methods, including things like showing synthetic text ‘closing labels’ at the end of nested constructors.
Android Studio support improvements We’ve continued to work on our Android Studio integration (first available in the last month’s release). The fixes and improvements here include: fixes to the language selector in the project wizard fixes to the label on the project location directory picker showing when a valid path is entered in the SDK field of the project wizard displaying a warning when installing the plugin into canary builds of Android Studio 3.1 minor UI tweaks, like using consistent punctuation Fit and Finish We’ve also polished the plugin generally, and closed out many issues in: the hot reload integration and r…

You are invited to DartConf Los Angeles!

Tickets (for free) are available for DartConf Los Angeles on January 23 & 24th! In addition to hearing about Dart 2.0, you might also enjoy:Access to Dart, Flutter, and AngularDart engineers via office hours and unconference rooms.In-depth talks about Dart, Flutter, and AngularDart, including how the latter two overlap.Practical guides for Dart, Flutter, and AngularDart developers.Insight into what the teams are working on and how it will affect your projects. You might also enjoy the average high temperatures in Los Angeles for January (68°F / 20°C). Learn more and sign up at events.dartlang.org.We hope to see you there!