There are so many new technologies available to us, it is easy to focus on those that everybody is talking about. Goole Flutter was released in December 2018. It is a progressive framework already popular with front-end developers.
Why Dart & Flutter should be mentioned
Flutter is an SDK, Software Development Kit for mobile app development. It’s open-source and free. Amazing applications can be built using just one codebase for both Android and iOS.
Dart, created by Google, is a programming language that Flutter applications are written on. It is perfect because it is both scalable and cohesive, particularly when used together with Flutter. But what is it that makes Flutter creators use Dart?
The core library the Dart has is enough to fulfill the needs of any programmer. It might not have the same number of third-party liabilities but there are so many other features that if you happen to need an extra, a straightforward HTTP wrapper can solve the problem.
Dart for dynamic applications
Google is known for creating products with a focus on expressiveness and agility, with this in mind, Dart is easy to learn. Some developers have compared Dart to Rub, while others liken it more to Java. Assuming you have a basic understanding of coding, you can learn it in just a few days with the help of Google’s Flutter Kit.
App Store requires all applications to be dynamic. Dart complies by using Ahead-Of-Time (AOT) compilation strategy and it is able to use a Just-In-Time compilation during the development process. Programmers can make changes and see almost instant results with stateful hot reload, needed for debugging mode. You really don’t want to use JIT compilations for mobile deployment so AOT compilation takes away the warm-up phase. The code is converted into the required form before it is needed to so applications written on Dart are faster to launch, require less space and actually save battery life.
Is Flutter Framework the end of React native?
What stands out about Flutter Framework?
Flutter UI builder is already prepared for native mobile operating systems. iOS uses a Cupertino widget set and Android uses its Material Design widgets. Flutter has widgets for everything from classes to layout structures. Coding is much faster without traditional WebViews while designs can be personalized by adjusting each of the elements. An activated widget won’t behave differently on other devices on the same platform, promoting confidence in products.
Even testing becomes simpler with Flutter Framework. Flutter has a template to start from so it is easy to create and run unit tests. You can choose to test one widget or a group of widgets together. And if you get stuck along the way, there is a guide to help.
Even though Flutter Framework is still quite new, there is still an abundance of information available. Twitter has users that share their informational videos and there are questions and answers to many Dart and Flutter issues. The Flutter page posts news, updates, and customer polls to find out how they can improve the service.
Goggle’s Flutter Kit is a whole new article, mainly because it is such an amazing product and a perfect UI. If we had to define Flutter in one sentence, it is a revolutionary SDK that is going to change how developers make mobile apps.