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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)
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About Packt
Basic State Management

As apps grow, managing the flow of data through the app becomes a more complex and important issue. The Flutter community has struggled with this problem. Due to this, they have devised several solutions to deal with state management. All these solutions have one aspect they share: the separation of model and view.

Before diving into any state management solutions (BLoC, MVVM, Redux, and so on), we will explore the elements that they all shareEach of these patterns divides apps into layers. These are groups of classes that perform specific kinds of tasksLayer strategies can be applied to almost any app architecture. Once you've mastered the basics, learning any of the more advanced patterns will be easy.

In this chapter, you are going to build a to-do note-taking application. In this application, users will...