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About the technology
With Flutter, you can build mobile applications using a single, feature-rich SDK that includes everything from a rendering engine to a testing environment. Flutter compiles programs written in Google’s intuitive Dart language to platform-specific code so your iOS and Android games, utilities, and shopping platforms all run like native Java or Swift apps.
About the book
Flutter in Action teaches you to build professional-quality mobile applications using the Flutter SDK and the Dart programming language. You’ll begin with a quick tour of Dart essentials and then dive into engaging, well-described techniques for building beautiful user interfaces using Flutter’s huge collection of built-in widgets. The combination of diagrams, code examples, and annotations makes learning a snap. As you go, you’ll appreciate how the author makes easy reading of complex topics like routing, state management, and async programming.
Understanding the Flutter approach to the UI
All the Dart you need to get started
Creating custom animations
Testing and debugging
About the reader
You’ll need basic web or mobile app development skills.
About the author
Eric Windmill is a professional Dart developer and a contributor to open-source Flutter projects. His work is featured on the Flutter Showcase page.
Table of Contents:
PART 1 - MEET FLUTTER
1 ¦ Meet Flutter
2 ¦ A brief intro to Dart
3 ¦ Breaking into Flutter
PART 2 - FLUTTER USER INTERACTION, STYLES, AND ANIMATIONS
4 ¦ Flutter UI: Important widgets, themes, and layout
5 ¦ User interaction: Forms and gestures
6 ¦ Pushing pixels: Flutter animations and using the canvas
PART 3 - STATE MANAGEMENT AND ASYNCHRONOUS DART
7 ¦ Flutter routing in depth
8 ¦ Flutter state management
9 ¦ Async Dart and Flutter and infinite scrolling
PART 4 - BEYOND FOUNDATIONS
10 ¦ Working with data: HTTP, Firestore, and JSON
11 ¦ Testing Flutter apps