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Does anyone know of any performance hit if you run --enable-vm-service=<port>/<IP address> in production?
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Cost of --enable-vm-service is HTTP srrver
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Celebration time! My first Dart article for SitePoint has been published. Read it, do it, pass it along... The more hits this thing generates, the more likely they'll take more Dart stuff. (I've already got a few more ready to go.)

Go, go, go!

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Monty Rasmussen demonstrates how you can harvest all the benefits of Node.js (plus a few more) when you use Dart and the Redstone framework on the server.
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Does HTTPS load balancing support websockets? Haven't been able to find any documentation on this anywhere
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Thanks for the help!
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Working on some cool horizontal scaling on Google Cloud, with Dart, Websockets and Google Cloud Pub Sub. 

Pub Sub is very neat, if you haven't checked it out, do it right now!

https://cloud.google.com/pubsub
Connect your services with guaranteed reliable, many-to-many asynchronous messaging hosted on Google's Cloud infrastructure.
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This is very neat!
 
When you get a virus, your immune system develops a response to it. This response goes away over decades, or never, and it's why you're generally immune to any virus you've survived. (There are two important exceptions. "The flu" keeps coming back because it isn't actually a single virus at all: it's an entire family of related viruses. Each year's flu tends to be 1-3 separate epidemics. Colds and other "recurring illnesses" are like that, too: a single name for a huge bestiary of different illnesses. And a few viruses like HIV are so hard to treat because they can rapidly edit themselves, changing their outer structure until your immune system can't recognize them.)

This means that your immune system ought to contain a record in it of every virus you've ever had. And that's exactly what this research team showed. Not only did they show it, but they figured out a way to build a test which, from just a small sample of your blood, can produce a list of every virus you've ever had -- whether you showed symptoms or not. 

At least, that's the short version that the press seems to have gotten. If you read the article itself (http://www.sciencemag.org/content/348/6239/aaa0698), you'll see that it's a bit more subtle. What they actually do is set up a collection of known viruses -- 206 different viruses and over 1,000 different strains -- and can automatically scan a tiny (1µL) blood sample against all of them, seeing which ones its immune system responds to. So this won't detect any viruses or strains which they didn't put into the test; it won't pop up and say "oh hey, there's some completely unknown virus in here, too." 

This is one of those discoveries that could really change the way we do many kinds of science -- it's a big enough change that it's hard to predict what it might mean. For example, imagine if we got a viral history of a million people. We might discover that some particular pattern of viruses was connected with something seemingly unrelated: a kind of heart disease, perhaps, or Alzheimer's. It's quite likely that there are many connections like this; for example, the relationship between HPV and cervical cancer is the reason so much effort went in to making an HPV vaccine. Prior to that discovery, thousands of people were dying every year and nobody knew why.

One important question is whether a very broad survey of people's viral histories ("viromes") is a good idea, or whether it might have dangerous consequences for the people involved -- in much the same way that people have reason to fear widespread genetic testing.

I suspect that it will prove safe, because a person's virome doesn't appear to be strongly personally identifying: if you had certain strains of the flu, and a certain strain of chicken pox, then someone could probably guess which general area of the world you grew up in, but not much more.

On the other hand, viruses such as herpes-2 and HIV carry strong social stigma, and this would be reason for people not to want to broadly publicize their personal viromes. So some care will have to be taken with large-scale studies. However, the potential health benefits to this are enormous; enough that we should find a way to do it.
The test, which is still experimental, can be performed for as little as $25 and could become an important research tool for tracking patterns of disease in various populations.
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Want to deploy your Dart server apps to Google Cloud Compute? Want Continuous integration and deployment?

Well you are in luck!

Check out my new post

https://medium.com/@faisalabid/deploying-dart-onto-google-compute-engine-with-continuous-integration-and-deployment-using-codeship-90cc45d6652e
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Hey Dartisans, anyone here playing with Angular 2.0 yet? Running into a really weird issue with the transformer.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/31062566/angular-2-0-dart-with-transformer-and-router
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The router is missing reflection data since it hasn't been marked with @Injectable. You can probably hotfix this locally.
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Just published a small post on Dart tooling options. 
https://medium.com/@faisalabid/dart-tooling-options-9ca4dbcc4d94
At Dart Summit, the Dart team announced they will be depreciating eclipse support in favor of WebStorm.
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Oh and the "we're giving away less things and it's a good thing!" theme becomes quite annoying. Best to be honest and say "sorry, we'll focus on the language, please help us here".

Of course, it doesn't help to bless a commercial product before having a first-class free option... Or even a complete one.
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Don't know how I missed this. One of the most useful libraries if you are working with cloud services from google https://github.com/dart-lang/gcloud    #Dart  
gcloud - High-level interfaces to Google Cloud Platform APIs
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Missed IO but want to do the codelabs? Check it out right here! https://io2015codelabs.appspot.com/
Google Codelabs for developers staying on the cutting edge.
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Faisal is an entrepreneur and engineer. He is a programming language enthusiast and loves solving software engineering challenges across the stack.

He is also a published author and has appeared in leading publications with articles in Node.js, Android, ColdFusion and Flex.

In his free time, Faisal leads Javascript, Node.js, Dart, or Android workshops and presents at conferences such as OSCON, JFokus, CodeMotion, and FITC.

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