Chapter ideas => GUI #2

dimitar71 opened this Issue Mar 22, 2012 · 1 comment


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Although Dart is moving full speed forward becoming (hopefully) a swiss army knife, there is a field which is both challenging but a must for a new language to be embraced from JS developers too (and not mostly from GWT and Java devs).

Talking about putting foundation bricks for in-house ui framework, using/combining LESS or SASS with CSS for simple components/widgets like buttons, containers, panels, lists, datagrid development, etc. etc.

Lack of Javascript interobility (for now) puts Dart in a very misfortune position against solid Javascript GUI libs like Kendo UI and Sencha siblings.

So anything about building a gui framework can do :)


Most of the book is currently built around building an MVC framework, so there is a fair bit about this already in there. It's a lightweight framework similar to Backbone.js rather than a heavier one with explicit data bindings. There is a chapter on DOM and, more pertinent, events.

Still, I don't know that I have this as a point of emphasis anywhere, so thanks for pointing it out. I'm going to leave this open as I work through the beta to encourage myself to find ways of talking about this more.


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