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Michele Volpato
Michele Volpato

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This week in Flutter #31

It's Black Friday this week, and there are some nice sales for developers. Check some for macOS/iOS , some for web/software engineers , and some for developers and entrepreneurs .

In particular, raywenderlich.com has some nice Black Friday deals: 50% off on all books , and Pro Subscriptions + Monthly Pro Seminars . Full disclosure: I am a tech editor for raywenderlich.com, but I do not get any percentage from these offers.

- Michele Volpato

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๐Ÿ”— Firebase Dynamic Links With Flutter

In this article by Harsh Bhalala , you'll learn how to set up dynamic links to be able to share content between two users of your Flutter app, regardless of their platform. With a link generated from the app , another user will be able to reach the same content on their device, even if they are on a different platform, and even if they do not have the app installed yet.

๐Ÿ”— Native Animated Splash Screen with Lottie in Flutter

I always tell myself to have a look at the integration between Flutter and Lottie , but ย it is always pushed down my prioritised list. In the meanwhile, I can read tutorials like this one, by Tรผrker Gรผrel .

๐Ÿ”— Flutter Web vs HTML, CSS & JS: Performance Comparison

I already gave my opinion about using Flutter for a marketing website in this newsletter. Andrea Bizzotto even implemented the home page of his website in Flutter and compared, using numbers, the two. The result is not a surprise, but now you know what link to send to your colleague when they hint to make the company website using Flutter.

๐Ÿ”— Creating an image carousel in Flutter

In this article by Ishan Fernando , you'll learn how to implement an image carousel from scratch. They also provide sample code if you want to use carousel_slider instead of implementing everything by yourself.

๐Ÿ”— Understanding RenderObjects in Flutter

This is an interesting article, by David Adegoke, that explains what happens behind the scenes when Flutter renders . A must-read.

๐Ÿ”— How to create a Flutter GridView with content-sized items

Sometimes the basic widgets that Flutter gives us are not enough to implement the design we want. For instance, using a GridView in combination with childAspectRatio does not always end up like we would like to. Andrea Bizzotto encountered exactly this problem while working on the Flutter version of his website. How do you solve this problem? Read his article to find out.

๐Ÿ”— Actions, Intents, and Shortcuts in Flutter

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