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Improving your build environment

When building any pieces of software you invariable need to write software to help you write your software.
  • build tools
  • testing frameworks
  • deployment tooling
  • on production management systems
Historically these type of tools have been written in bash, powershell, ruby, python etc.
This is all well and good but as a Dart programmer life would be so much easier if you could write these tools in Dart.
Dart also has some significant advantages over each of the existing solutions.
  • as single install includes all your build tools
  • no dependency hell you typically see with python
  • better performance
  • ability to deploy an exe with no runtime required
  • cross platform
This guide talks about how you can use Dart to improve you build environment and in particular what DCli brings to the table to make your life easier.