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Michele Volpato
Michele Volpato

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This week in Flutter #34

In the previous issue of the newsletter, I linked an article about getting started with Flutter on Manjaro . Some days ago, the Ubuntu team published an article about flutter for desktop developers .

I hope that the Flutter experience on Linux gets better and better, both on the developer side and on the final app user side .

- Michele Volpato

Development 🧑‍💻

🔗 Motion Toast In Flutter

Are you tired of default, boring toast messages in your Flutter app? Have a look at the motion_toast package to spruce up your toasts. It comes with animations too. In this article, by Tusharkakkar , you'll learn how to implement them in your project.

🔗 Effective handover of api responses to your code in dart

In this article by _theGingerGeek , you'll learn how you can standardize your network responses in Dart so that your business layer does not need to handle errors and exceptions, but only a response that could be successful, or might have failed.

🔗 How to handle loading and error states with StateNotifier & AsyncValue in Flutter

Andrea Bizzotto published a new article. In this one, you'll learn how easily you can handle errors and loading states in Flutter by using riverpod 's [AsyncValue](https://pub.dev/documentation/riverpod/latest/riverpod/AsyncValue-class.html) and extending it using Dart's extension . This is a good way of avoiding repetition in your code. Even if you do not plan to use this method, you should still understand it, to make the concept behind it part of your everyday coding.

🔗 Three hidden gems that help me scaling up my Flutter apps

In this article, Rémon Helmond talks about three packages/plugins that helped him develop Flutter applications at scale. The last two are particularly interesting if your codebase is considered big , and you need to separate your code into different parts that will be developed and maintained by different groups in your organization. A must-read.

Backend 🗄

🔗 How to make your Flutter app offline-first with Couchbase Lite

Learn how Gabriel Terwesten ended up creating their own version of a Couchbase package for Dart, and how to use it in your own project. It gives you offline first and full-text search , in a lite package.

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