We have many resources about testing and some about Firebase Realtime Database. It is almost like content creators agree on the subject of the content they publish.
I give a lot of space to other developers in this newsletter so I think I deserve to share some of my achievements: this week I joined the Flutter team at raywenderlich.com as a tech editor 🎉.
We're happy to welcome @_mvolpato— raywenderlich.com (@rwenderlich) July 23, 2021
as the new Tech Editor on our Flutter team!
The content available at raywenderlich.com is always of high quality, so I am honored to be part of the team.
- Michele Volpato
Did you ever have problems creating unit tests while using the BLoC pattern?
I surely did. This was one of the reasons why I am not using it anymore in the new apps I work on. Daniel Cardona Rojas comes to the rescue with this article, explaining his solution to the problem...
... and after you learn how to write tests, you might need to create fake data for such tests. Carlo Miguel Dy shows you how in this article.
DateTime.now() in your code makes unit testing more difficult. You do not know how much time passed between the call to
DateTime.now() and the moment you test its value, so you cannot compare timestamps. Reme Le Hane proposes a solution based on extending
DateTime. I wonder if you can separate the two static methods into two different extensions, so that you can declare the setter only for testing, to avoid accidentally use it in your production code.
Another solution is to have a
World service that you can inject into other classes. This service will provide values like
DateTime.now() in production, or the real value for some sensors, or GPS location. While during testing it can be fully mocked.
Bart van Wezel is continuing the implementation of his game with some artificial intelligence. He also implements some UI. The game is taking shape.
Watch Todd Kerpelman in a new video about using Realtime Database with Flutter, finally clarifying (to me) when to use Realtime Database and when to use Firestore.
Two good resources about Realtime Database and Flutter in the same week. Is this a coincidence? Yes, it is. If you prefer to read rather than watch the Firebase video, you can follow this tutorial by Vincenzo Guzzi.
In this series of articles, Cagatay Ulusoy shows different ways to create a single-page website using Flutter. You might think this is an easy topic, but a lot is going on and there are some choices you will need to make even before starting to code.