Category Archives: Flutter

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.

Forbe’s article citing importance of Flutter (and Fuchsia)

Nice (but small) non-technical write-up on how Flutter and Fuchsia (an in-the-works Google’ one-OS-for-all)  may have significant business impact in 2019.   Wikipedia offers a good summary of the state of Fuchsia here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Fuchsia. They summarize the link to Flutter and Dart as: Fuchsia’s user interface and apps are written with

Nice Compare of regular Android and Flutter view approaches

Out at medium there is a nice article that discusses the different approached to “screen painting” of the UI using traditional Andriod and now Flutter.  Here is the top of the article: What even are Flutter widgets? Flutter is a mobile UI framework that makes UI

Flutter Icons

Flutter via Material Design has access to a hundreds of monochrome icons. Check them out here: https://docs.flutter.io/flutter/material/Icons-class.html

Nice set of focused, quick Flutter/Dart tutorials

Video and code covering most of the basic constructs.  He starts with a blank editor and build up examples line by line so you really get a feel for the widget tree and how state is created and maintained.  The only issue is that the

Common Flutter Mobile/Web?

A company called AppTree had a nice talk at Dart Con 2018 about their successful efforts creating a Android/iOS/Web solution that had  70% common code.

Nice Widget Tree YouTube Video

Getting a good handle on the Flutter Widget Tree seems like a key to avoiding “flutterstration” since the widget cascade can store key values and constrains well above the widget that holds the actual context.