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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.
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In the code shown in the previous section, even if the objects contained in the JSON file miss pieces of data that are extremely important for our app (such as the name of the pizza or its ID), we still create an instance of the pizza. But this is not always required, nor recommended. That's why we can leverage the factory constructor, and only create a new instance of a Pizza when its id and pizzaName are valid. Follow these steps:

  1. Edit the PizzaList.json file so that the object with "id": 2 has no pizzaName:
"id": 2,
"description": 0,
"price": 7.50,
"imageUrl": "images/marinara.png"
  1. In the pizza.dart file, in the Pizza class, add a new factory constructor method:
factory Pizza.fromJsonOrNull(Map<String, dynamic> json) {
Pizza pizza = Pizza(); = (json['id'] != null) ?
int.tryParse(json['id'].toString()) : 0;