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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

Model-view separation

Models and views are very important concepts in app architectureModels are classes that deal with the data for an app, while views are classes that present that data on screen. 

In Flutter, the closest analogy we have to views are widgets. Subsequently, a model would be a basic dart class that doesn't inherit from anything in the Flutter framework. Each one of these classes is responsible for one and only one job. Models are concerned with maintaining the data for your app. Views are concerned with drawing your interface. When you keep a clear and strict separation between your models and views, your code will become simpler and easier to work with.

In this recipe, we're going to build the start of our Todo app and create a model graph to go along with our views.