Tuesday, 9 March 2021

FLUTTER 2- A Leap into the Future

FLUTTER 2- A Leap into the Future

The major announcement of the Flutter 2 launch was made on March 3rd, 2021, by the Google Developers. It was significant in the sense that the upgrades were many over the previous version.

It enabled the developers to work almost on any platform and, in the process, create and build apps that are more fast, portable, and beautiful. The advantage was that it was a common codebase, and apps can be shifted without any issues and made workable on the top five operating systems.

The operating systems were:

  • Windows
  • Android
  • IOS
  • Linux
  • MacOS.

You can use it to target top browsers such as Edge, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. As far as portability was concerned, it could easily be embedded in Television, Cars, Smart Home Appliances, thus making its presence felt and an experience in the world of computers.  



It was to introduce a new mindset, especially the Developers' perspective. The 360-degree change Flutter 2 brings around is the experience that has to be created and not the platform itself. In this process, the design is found at the forefront, and branding also occupies an important position.

The advantages of Flutter 2 

  • It is the fastest in compiling the source code to machine codes.
  • And It enables you to make changes with the application still running.
  • It permits you to see the results of such changes in real-time.
  • It is open-ended, thus allowing for many contributors who can enhance the core framework.
  • Flutter is not confined to a mobile framework but also available on a portable one. This helps your apps to run on various platforms with no changes.
  • There are PWA's which Integrate well with the user (like Twitter), and their quality stands enhanced. These enhancements include offline support, installation, and the tailored UX.
  • The web support provided by Flutter to complex standalone apps makes it easy to reach various users on an unrestricted number of devices.

Flutter & the Web:

There is no difference in his Flutter performance on the web compared to the mobile. With the additional flexibility of Flutter and its combination with the web platform's power-building new applications for Android and iOS, the browser is also of the same codebase.

It brings with it many new and exciting additions. They are :

  • Web:

It has helped to leverage web platforms' strength and has thus created a base for interactions between web applications.

  • Sound Null Safety:

It is essential to distinguish between nullable and non - nullable types. Dart language has an add-on through Sound Null Safety. Apps generally crash as there are null errors, but with Sound Null Safety, this is preventable.

Pros and Cons:

Pros:

  • Code writing is faster
  • Testing is lesser
  • Apps work faster
  • Similar code / single code for two platforms
  • User lovable designs.

Cons:

  • Non- availability of certain functionalities
  • As on date, Flutter is not supported by a few CI platforms.

Conclusion:

The advantages of Flutter 2 outweigh the disadvantages. It presents an excellent opportunity for high performance and is capable of satisfying your custom requirements.

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