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Michele Volpato
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This week in Flutter #39

There is a new Flutter event next week, apparently tailored to
Windows developers. This could mean two things:

  1. new developer tools that run on Windows;
  2. Flutter for Windows getting out of beta.

I am going to bet on the latter. Flutter grew a lot in the last couple of years. Having the possibility
to release a version of our apps to Windows users is a big win for my team. I also wonder if Flutter for Ubuntu
is also getting out of beta and if there is even a more general Flutter for Linux on the horizon. Given
that you create snaps, you should be able already to distribute them on other
Linux distributions.

What do you think? Let me know in the comment section.

- Michele Volpato

Development ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ’ป

๐Ÿ”— The dark side of Flutter: 4 inconveniences that every Flutter developer should know

Flutter is not perfect, we know that. David Serrano Canales explains some aspects
of Flutter that every company should consider when choosing whether to use it for their customer-facing applications.
All of them are valid points, but I must say that I use plenty of native apps, and I still complain about their size.
Adding 5MB to a 140MB app does not look like an issue to me.

๐Ÿ”— Functional Error Handling in Flutter

Mario Pepe shares how he uses functional programming to handle errors in his Flutter apps.
He claims that some elements of functional programming can be beneficial in state-based applications. I would say that all
software can benefit from functional programming. Go read the article and find out why.

๐Ÿ”— Publishing Flutter Windows apps to Microsoft Partner Center

Next week the Flutter team should announce some updates specifically for Windows developers.
You should get ready by reading this article by the Codemagic team, in case you never published a Windows app before.

๐Ÿ”— Drawing Bezier curves and Splines with CustomPaint flutter

What a nice article Jahswill Essien came up with, explaining Bezier curves, and
providing Flutter code to draw them in your own app. Careful, there is math inside!

๐Ÿ”— Creating Custom Gestures in Flutter

Is your app so niche that you need custom gestures for it? Read how Alejandro Ulate Fallas
uses advanced techniques in Flutter to get non-standard gestures in a lock-picking app.


Read the rest on my website.

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