Category Archives: Flutter

Flutter is out of Beta … Flutter 1.0 articles:

Flutter is out of Beta … so we have Flutter 1.0 using Dart 2.1 as its default programming language.  Here is a collection of articles on the release. The best: Everything That Google Announced About the Flutter 1.0 Others: Flutter 1.0 Is Now Available: Stable

Flutter Package Directory

Hundreds of Flutter ready packages ready to jump start some complex functionality. Check it out at: https://pub.dartlang.org/packages

Apps Built With Flutter Directory

Great set of front screens and descriptions to show what is possible using flutter.  Of course you need to load it on your phone to experience their functionality. Click here: https://itsallwidgets.com/

Very Nice Overview of State in Flutter

A very nice and recent article (June 2018) with some great visuals that really de-tangle some of the relationships between state, context and widgets.  Nice code samples as well.  Looks like the beginning of a nice book on the subject.

Nice Flutter Performance Article

Came across a nice article: http://bizz84.github.io/2018/03/18/How-Fast-Is-Flutter.html  discussing Flutter performance (its a few months old) vs a similar timing app in iOS.  It’s main takeaways are (confirming suspicions): Frequent UI redraws are expensive If you call setState() often, make sure that it redraws as little UI as possible.

MVC for Flutter?

Flutter seems like the antithesis of MVC (Model-View-Controller) development approach but one person has come up with (I expect a computationally intensive) approach discussed at: https://proandroiddev.com/flutter-in-mvc-437ed7cead2e.