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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

Creating classes and using the class constructor shorthand

Classes in Dart are not dramatically different from what you would find in other object-oriented programming (OOP) languages. The main differences have more to do with what is missing rather than what has been added. Dart can fully support most OOP paradigms, but it can also do so without a large number of keywords. Here are a few examples of some common keywords that are generally associated with OOP that are not available in Dart:

  • private
  • protected
  • public
  • struct
  • interface
  • protocol

It may take a while to let go of using these, especially for longtime adherents of OOP, but you don't need any of these keywords and you can still write type-safe encapsulated, object-oriented code.

In this recipe, we're going to define a class hierarchy around formal and informal names.