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Newsletter Issue 115

December 13, 2021

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Articles

Flutter 2.8 is out! Read these two articles for an overview of the new features:

Along with Flutter 2.8, we also have a new version of Dart 2.15. Read all about it here -> Announcing Dart 2.15.

Flutter at Gojek, journey so far. A fantastic article by Abhay Sood on how they introduce Flutter into their stack and how they manage to lower the entry barrier internally for Flutter adoption.

Flutter State Management: 2022 Edition. Anthony Oleinik gives us a ranking of Flutter’s many state management solutions.

Tools

Flutter Roadmap. A highly subjective roadmap to Flutter development.

Tutorials

Flutter FutureBuilder Example: Async Done Right. Daliso Zuze gives us a great introduction to FutureBuilder and asynchronous programming.

Flutter & Flame Step 6: Effects and sounds. Another great tutorial by Christian Muehle on Flame and how to make games with Flutter.

Styling parts of a TextField. An interesting solution for giving different styles to a text inside a TextField.

Videos

Two fantastic videos about the new versions of Flutter and Dart by Filip Hráček:

  • Flutter 2.8: What’s new. Flutter 2.8 brings “significant performance improvements in both the engine and in Flutter DevTools, a stable release of the Google Mobile Ads SDK for Flutter, a slew of new Firebase features and improvements, WebView 3.0, a new batch of Flutter Favorite packages, a raft of updates to desktop on our way to a stable release, and a new version of DartPad with support for more packages, including Firebase itself.”
  • Dart 2.15: What’s new. Dart 2.15 brings fast concurrency with worker isolates, a new constructor tear-off language feature, improved enum support in the dart:core library, new features for package publishers, and a few other bits and pieces.

Widgets vs helper methods | Decoding Flutter. Flutter developers are well-acquainted with widget build methods that grow, and grow… and grow. In this video, Craig Labenz compares two different ways to break up those unwieldy build methods; and how the best option may be different than what you originally suspected.

Freezed (Package of the Week). Tired of writing tedious boilerplate for simple data classes? Try Freezed, a code generation package in Dart that can accelerate your development.

Packages

graphic A declarative, interactive grammar of data visualization. It provides a Flutter charting library.pub.dev.

chopper Chopper is an http client generator for Dart and Flutter using sourcegen and inspired by Retrofit. [pub.dev](https://pub.dev/packages/chopper?utmsource=fluttertap).

eventify A cancellable event emitter which supports context based event driven programming. pub.dev.