Command-line and server apps

This page points to tools and documentation that can help you develop command-line and server apps.

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Handy for both beginners and experts, DartPad lets you try out language features and dart:* APIs.
Dart SDK
Install the Dart SDK to get the core Dart libraries and tools.


Server-side frameworks written in Dart:

A scalable app server that supports code generation, authentication, real-time communication, databases, and caching.
Dart Frog
A fast, minimalistic backend framework for Dart.
More tools
The Tools page links to generally useful tools, such as Dart plugins for your favorite IDE or editor.


You might find the following tutorials helpful.

Get started
Learn how to use the Dart SDK to develop command-line and server apps.
gRPC Quickstart
Walks you through running and modifying a client-server example that uses the gRPC framework.
Write command-line apps
Introduces dart:io and the args package.
Write HTTP servers
Features the shelf package.

More resources

Dart API
API reference for dart:* libraries.
dart:io section of the library tour
Shows how to use the major features of the dart:io library. You can use the dart:io library in command-line scripts, servers, and non-web Flutter apps.