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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.

Recent Flutter UI running on Fuchsia Article (Example)

This May 2018 article from the Verge concludes: At this point, there’s no real indication of what Google plans to do with Fuchsia. Is it an actual future operating system that the company is building from the ground up to replace Android and Chrome OS?

Dart vs PHP (value in learning)

Nice pro and con comparison.  Note that they reviewed the old Dart 1.24.3 vs Dart 2.0 which is out now and addressed a couple of the cons they site against Dart.  A key takeway from the Slant community is : When comparing PHP vs Dart, the Slant community recommends Dart for