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A month of Flutter: upgrading to 1.0

abraham profile image Abraham Williams Originally published at bendyworks.com ・2 min read

Originally published on bendyworks.com.

Yesterday's announcement of Flutter 1.0 was timed perfectly to follow up on configuring CI. Now it's easy to flutter upgrade with confidence.

$ flutter upgrade
Upgrading Flutter from /home/abraham/Applications/flutter...
From https://github.com/flutter/flutter
   58c8489fc..5391447fa  beta       -> origin/beta
   58c8489fc..5391447fa  dev        -> origin/dev
 * [new branch]          stable     -> origin/stable
 * [new tag]             v1.0.0     -> v1.0.0
Updating 58c8489fc..5391447fa
 2 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Upgrading engine...
Building flutter tool...
Already up-to-date.

Flutter 0.11.13 • channel beta • https://github.com/flutter/flutter.git
Framework • revision 58c8489fcd (5 days ago) • 2018-11-29 19:41:26 -0800
Engine • revision 7375a0f414
Tools • Dart 2.1.0 (build 2.1.0-dev.9.4 f9ebf21297)

Running flutter doctor...
Doctor summary (to see all details, run flutter doctor -v):
[✓] Flutter (Channel beta, v1.0.0, on Linux, locale en_US.UTF-8)
[✓] Android toolchain - develop for Android devices (Android SDK 28.0.3)
[✓] Android Studio (version 3.2)
[!] Connected device
    ! No devices available

! Doctor found issues in 1 category.
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I don't have the emulator running so you can ignore the connected device issue.

And that's it, app upgraded. This upgrade was minor as it was basically just updating the version number. But with tests and CI you can be confident that larger upgrades in the future won't break the app.

1.0

Along with version 1.0, Flutter had several other interesting announcements yesterday's Flutter Live event. Here are a couple that stood out to me:

Flare

2Dimensions announced Flare, a web based vector design and animation tool that lets designers work directly with the actual assets that will be in a Flutter app. I'm hoping this will integrate well with tools like Gallery.

Codemagic

CI/CD focused Nevercode launched Codemagic, the first CI/CD tool designed for Flutter developers. This looks great and I will probably be blogging about it in the future.

Hummingbird

Flutter showed an experimental preview of running Flutter code in a web browser. Very early stage but Hummingbird looks like promising to support the web.

App progress

I didn't want to ignore the code base so I made some token changes removing the counter sample code.

Screenshot of sample app running in Android Emulator

Code changes

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Abraham Williams Author

Sofar the most difficult problem I've had was trying to cache the flutter directory in configuring continuous integration. I'm pretty much done with tooling though so there should be a lot more code content coming. I expect testing is going to be difficult.

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Ondrej

Interesting framework, could replace Electron for native desktop applications. Will probably experiment with it in the future.

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Abraham Williams Author

Ya, desktop and web support are intriguing. Still a lot of progress to be made in those areas though I think.

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Ondrej

Definitely.

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Abraham Williams Author

I'm just getting into that area but Google did just announce the google_maps_flutter plugin.