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How to get started with Flutter [Beginner’s Guide]?

January 3, 2024

As a beginner, a person always has a question, to begin with, new learning “How should I start with a given topic? ” this is how he starts his journey of learning. Today in this blog, I will share my experience of starting with Flutter and some standards that will help you with Flutter learning.

Let us get a brief idea about Flutter. Flutter is an open-source framework used to develop high-quality, high-performance mobile applications across the mobile operating systems - Android and iOS. This framework is owned and managed by Google, also a language called Dart. All applications are developed quickly with the help of Flutter SDK. To get started with Flutter, the following are the requirements that need to be fulfilled. They are as follows:

  • Experience in Object Oriented Programming (C++, Java, Python or C#)
  • Experience in Android application development (If you know about it will make flutter learning easier)
  • Deep knowledge of Dart programming language.

Let us discuss in brief certain points if you are starting as a fresher :

1. Basics of Dart

I started my Flutter journey with Dart, as Flutter uses UI as a code. If you are familiar with programming languages like C, C++, Java etc., learning Dart will be easier as it is very close to the syntax of these languages. After getting known to dart, pick up any beginner project which will clear the basics of a dart, that includes, data structures, basic loops and condition statements.

2. Advance of Dart

With cleared basics, you should move to advanced programming concepts like Asynchronous programming, Networking, Database handling and API calls and Integration. Note that asynchronous programming is essential in Dart. Dart is a single-threaded programming language, so to overcome the problem of multi-threading, asynchronous programming is used (async-await).  

3. Learn State Management and Architecture

State Management is one of the most important topics in Flutter. In this, you will learn how to manage your logic and UI separately in the project. For larger projects, this approach is very appropriate and allows you to apply the assumptions of clean architecture. There are many state management approaches like Bloc, GetX, Provider etc.

4. Apply your skills to the project

Only learning will not help you much in development. To become a good developer it is necessary to get into projects. Developing projects will turn your learning into knowledge. Applying learned skills will take you one step closer to excellence. Be in touch with the latest updates of Flutter. Go through these guidelines if you get stuck at any point.

This is how I have covered my flutter journey till now. If you have queries please feel free to ask in the comment section. Happy fluttering!