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Flutter Cookbook

By : Simone Alessandria, Brian Kayfitz
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Flutter Cookbook

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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


The second higher-order function you saw in action is sort. Unlike the other functions in this recipe, sort in Dart is a mutable function, which is to say, it alters the original data. Pure functions are supposed to simply return new data, so this one is an exception.

A sort function follows this signature:

int sortPredicate<T>(T elementA, T elementB);

The function will get two elements in the collection and it is expected to return an integer to help Dart figure out the correct order:

-1 Less Than
0 Same

Greater Than


In our example, we delegated to the string's compareTo function, which will return the correct integer. All this can be accomplished with a single line:

names.sort((a, b) => a.last.compareTo(b.last));