Soham Dnyaneshwar Dixit

Software Developer
About Me
A young developer mind with passion of music who loves to work through helping others. A strong hold on mobile application development and a zest to create something significant. Eager to learn new technologies and innovation

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Soham Dnyaneshwar Dixit

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

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!

Soham Dnyaneshwar Dixit

Soham's First No Code Application using FlutterFlow

In the fast-paced world of mobile app development, finding tools that empower you to create stunning and functional applications quickly and efficiently is a game-changer. Enter FlutterFlow, a revolutionary platform that allows developers and non-developers alike to build Flutter apps with ease. In this blog, we'll delve into the exciting world of FlutterFlow, exploring its features, use cases, and the unique experiences it offers.  

What is FlutterFlow?  

FlutterFlow is a visual development platform that simplifies the process of building mobile and web applications using the popular Flutter framework. It bridges the gap between design and development by providing a user-friendly interface that lets you visually design your app's user interface and logic without writing extensive code. Whether you're a seasoned developer or a newcomer to app development, FlutterFlow offers a dynamic and efficient approach to creating high-quality apps.  

Pros of FlutterFlow  

  • Development is really fast: Building apps with FlutterFlow is speedy. It helps you create apps quickly.  
  • You can use required UI templates from the marketplace: You can find pre-made designs for your app in a marketplace. This means you don't have to start from scratch.  
  • Complete your app with just a few clicks: With FlutterFlow, you can finish making your app with just a few simple actions. It's easy to put everything together.  
  • You can modify FlutterFlow code by downloading it (Great Flexibility): If you want to change the code that makes your app work, you can do that. This gives you a lot of flexibility to customize your app the way you want.  
  • Community is increasing: More and more people are using FlutterFlow. This means there are more resources, help, and ideas available from other users.  
  • Most of the features of a mobile application are available: You can add many different features to your app, like uploading images, recording audio, and using various types of widgets (like buttons and text boxes). FlutterFlow provides tools for these common app features.  

Cons of FlutterFlow

  • Custom code addition is pretty complex: If you want to add your own code to customize your app, it can be difficult in FlutterFlow. It's not very straightforward.  
  • Adding validation to all fields of a form is not up to the mark: When you create a form in FlutterFlow, making sure all the information entered is correct isn't as easy as it could be. It might not work as well as you want it to.  
  • If you want to convert a JSON array to a list of models, you have to type custom code for it, which is the same as manual code: If you need to change data from one format to another, like turning a list of information from a JSON file into something your app can use, you'll have to write code for it. This process can be as complicated as doing it entirely by hand.  
  • Testing and debugging are tough parts of FlutterFlow: Checking if your app works correctly and fixing any problems can be challenging in FlutterFlow.  
  • It is only focused on mobile application development but in recent updates, it has started focusing on web apps: Originally, FlutterFlow was mainly for making mobile apps, but they have started paying more attention to making web apps as well in their recent updates.  

I had an outstanding еxpеriеncе whеn I first еngagеd with the no-codе platform. This is my inaugural еncountеr with this platform, and it allows mе to dеlvе comprеhеnsively thе rеmarkablе capabilitiеs that FluttеrFlow has on offеr. I was plеasantly surprised that FluttеrFlow provеd to bе an exceptionally еfficiеnt and user-friendly tool for dеvеloping applications, greatly еxpеditing thе application dеvеlopmеnt process while simplifying it considеrably. Happy Fluttering!