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Dart Tools for the Web
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The tools that support web development using Dart.
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This page lists specialized tools for developing web apps. For information about general tools for Dart apps, see Dart Tools.

Recommended IDE {#ides}

If you don't already have a favorite IDE, we recommend WebStorm, which comes with Dart support.

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WebStorm

See Dart Tools for a list of other IDEs.

SDK

Although DartPad{: target="_blank"} is a great way to experiment with Dart code, once you're ready to develop a web app, you need to install the Dart SDK.

Command-line tools

In addition to the other Dart tools included in the SDK, the following tools offer specialized support for web programming.

webdev : A command line interface (CLI) for Dart web app development, including building and serving web apps. {% comment %} PENDING: say something about IDEs using webdev? {% endcomment %}

dart2js : The original Dart-to-JavaScript compiler, with tree shaking. IDEs and the webdev CLI use dart2js when building web apps for deployment.

dartdevc : The Dart dev compiler, a modular Dart-to-JavaScript compiler. IDEs and the webdev CLI use dartdevc when running a development server.

build_runner : A build package that's used behind the scenes by the webdev CLI. Also useful for testing.