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Flutter Cookbook

By : Simone Alessandria, Brian Kayfitz
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Book Image

Flutter Cookbook

4 (1)
By: Simone Alessandria, Brian Kayfitz

Overview of this book

“Anyone interested in developing Flutter applications for Android or iOS should have a copy of this book on their desk.” – Amazon 5* Review Lauded as the ‘Flutter bible’ for new and experienced mobile app developers, this recipe-based guide will teach you the best practices for robust app development, as well as how to solve cross-platform development issues. From setting up and customizing your development environment to error handling and debugging, The Flutter Cookbook covers the how-tos as well as the principles behind them. As you progress, the recipes in this book will get you up to speed with the main tasks involved in app development, such as user interface and user experience (UI/UX) design, API design, and creating animations. Later chapters will focus on routing, retrieving data from web services, and persisting data locally. A dedicated section also covers Firebase and its machine learning capabilities. The last chapter is specifically designed to help you create apps for the web and desktop (Windows, Mac, and Linux). Throughout the book, you’ll also find recipes that cover the most important features needed to build a cross-platform application, along with insights into running a single codebase on different platforms. By the end of this Flutter book, you’ll be writing and delivering fully functional apps with confidence.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
About Packt

VS Code

VS Code is a lightweight, highly extensible tool from Microsoft that can be configured for almost any programming language, including Flutter.    

You can download VS Code from

After you've installed the application, click on the fifth button in the left sidebar to open the Extensions Marketplace. Search for flutter and then install the extension:

VS Code is much kinder on your hardware than Android Studio and has a wide array of community-written extensions. You will also notice that the UI is simpler than Android Studio, and your screen is not covered with panels and menus. This means that most of the features that you would see out in the open in Android Studio are accessible through keyboard shortcuts in VS Code.

Unlike Android Studio, most of the Flutter tools in VS Code are accessible through the Command Palette.

Type Ctrl Shift + P on Windows or Shift + Command + P on a Mac to open...