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 include:

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.

For additional options, see #server packages on



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 documentation
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.