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Comprehensive Flutter

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  • Course Code ACCEL-FLUTTER
  • Duration 5 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

Accelebrate’s Comprehensive Flutter training teaches the hands-on programming skills needed to successfully build basic and robust Flutter applications. Attendees start out by learning how to use the Dart programming language, debug Flutter, create custom widgets, layout a screen, and respond to gestures. Then students take a deeper dive into more advanced skills including how to implement responsive design, style widgets, manage state, make RESTful API calls with HTTP/HTTPS, and more.

Skills Gained

All students will learn how to:

  • Write a cross-platform app that will run on any of the 5 billion iOS/Android cell phones in the world, as well as in browser and desktop environments
  • Develop and debug Flutter apps
  • Leverage the elegance of the Dart programming language in Flutter apps
  • Apply themes and styles
  • Write custom widgets
  • Respond to gestures like taps, swipes, and pinches
  • Precisely control the layout of apps in a responsive way
  • Handle form data entry from users
  • Make multiscreen apps with navigation, menus, and tabs
  • Use Flutter to read and write data from an online RESTful API
  • Find and include 3rd party libraries

Prerequisites

Experience in another object-oriented programming language like Java, C#, or C++.

Course Details

Software Requirements

  • Google Chrome
  • Other modern browsers as desired
  • IDE/development environment of your choice
  • Other free software and lab files that Accelebrate would specify

Flutter Training Outline

Introduction

Hello Flutter

  • What is Flutter?
  • Why Flutter?
  • The other options
  • Native solutions

Dart Language Overview

  • What is Dart?
  • Expected features – Dart Cheatsheet
  • Data types, Arrays/lists
  • Classes
  • Conditionals and loops
  • Unexpected things about Dart
  • Type inference
  • final and const
  • String interpolation with $
  • Spread operator
  • Map<foo, bar>
  • Functions are objects
  • Big arrow/Fat arrow
  • Named function parameters
  • Omitting “new” and “this.”
  • Class constructor parameter shorthand
  • Private class members
  • Mixins
  • The cascade operator (..)
  • No overloading
  • Named constructors

Developing in Flutter

  • The Flutter toolchain
  • The Flutter SDK
  • IDEs
  • IDE DevTools
  • Emulators
  • Keeping the tools up to date
  • The Flutter development process
  • Scaffolding the app and files
  • Running your app

Everything Is Widgets

  • UI as code
  • Built-in Flutter widgets
  • Value widgets
  • Layout widgets
  • Navigation widgets
  • Other widgets
  • How to create stateless widgets
  • Widgets have keys
  • Passing a value into your widget
  • Stateless and Stateful widgets
  • So which one should I create?

Value Widgets

  • The Text widget
  • The Icon widget
  • The Image widget
  • Embedded images
  • Network images
  • Sizing an image
  • Input widgets
  • Text fields
  • Putting the form widgets together
  • Form widget
  • FormField widget
  • One big Form example

Responding to Gestures

  • Meet the button family
  • RaisedButton
  • FlatButton and IconButton
  • FloatingActionButton
  • CupertinoButton
  • Dismissible
  • Custom gestures for your custom widgets
  • Reacting to a long press
  • Pinching to add a new item
  • Swiping left or right
  • The gesture arena

Laying Out Your Widgets

  • Laying out the whole scene
  • MaterialApp widget
  • The Scaffold widget
  • The AppBar widget
  • SafeArea widget
  • SnackBar widget
  • How Flutter decides on a widget’s size
  • The dreaded “unbounded height” error
  • Flutter’s layout algorithm
  • Putting widgets next to or below others
  • Your widgets will never fit!
  • What if there’s extra space left over?
  • mainAxisAlignment
  • crossAxisAlignment
  • Expanded widget
  • What if there’s not enough space?
  • The ListView widget
  • Container widget and the box model
  • Alignment and positioning within a Container
  • So how do you determine the size of a Container?
  • Special layout widgets
  • Stack widget
  • GridView widget
  • The Table widget

Navigation and Routing

  • Stack navigation
  • Navigating forward and back
  • Get result after a scene is closed
  • Drawer navigation
  • The Drawer widget
  • Filling the drawer
  • Tab Navigation
  • TabController
  • TabBar and Tabs
  • The Dialog widget
  • showDialog( ) and AlertDialog
  • Responses with a Dialog
  • Navigation methods can be combined

Styling Your Widgets

  • Thinking in Flutter Styles
  • A word about colors
  • Styling Text
  • TextStyle
  • Custom fonts
  • Container decorations
  • Border
  • BorderRadius
  • BoxShape
  • Stacking widgets
  • Positioned widget
  • Card widget
  • Themes
  • Applying theme properties

Managing State

  • What is state?
  • What goes in a StatefulWidget?
  • The most important rule about state!
  • Passing statedown
  • Lifting state backup
  • An example of state management
  • When should we use state?
  • Advanced state management
  • InheritedWidget
  • BLoC
  • ScopedModel
  • Hooks
  • Provider
  • Redux

Your Flutter App Can Work with Files

  • Including libraries in your Flutter app
  • Finding a library
  • Adding it to pubspec.yaml
  • Importing the library
  • Using the library
  • Futures, async, and await
  • Why would it wait?
  • await
  • async
  • Including a file with your app
  • Writing a file
  • And reading it!
  • Using JSON
  • Writing your app’s memory to JSON
  • Reading JSON into memory
  • Shared preferences
  • To write preferences
  • To read preferences

Making RESTful API Calls with HTTP

  • The flavors of API requests
  • Making an HTTP GET or DELETE request
  • Making an HTTP PUT, POST, or PATCH request
  • HTTP responses to widgets
  • Brute force – The easy way
  • FutureBuilder – The clean way
  • Strongly typed classes
  • Create a business class
  • Write a fromJSON( ) method
  • Use fromJSON( ) to hydrate the object
  • One big example
  • A GET request in Flutter
  • A DELETE request in Flutter
  • A POST and PUT request in Flutter

Using Firebase with Flutter (time permitting)

  • Introducing Firebase
  • Cloud Firestore
  • Cloud Functions
  • Authentication
  • Setting up Firebase itself
  • Creating a Firebase project
  • Creating the database
  • Creating an iOS app
  • Creating an Android app
  • Adding FlutterFire plugins
  • Using Firestore
  • To get a collection
  • To query
  • To upsert
  • To delete
  • Where to go from here

Conclusion

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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