Did you know that using DartPad you could easily show a running Dart code example on a web page? You can see it in action here. The Flutter team announced that now you can also add packages to your Dart code example. It is disappointing that many content creators are not using DartPad in their articles. I am gonna guess that the reason is that many of them use a platform that is absolutely not built for developers who blog. I hope that with this update, more bloggers will start using it.
The Flutter team also released a video about app monetization. You can load and display Google Ads in your Flutter app, or you can use in-app purchases or Google/Apple pay.
- Michele Volpato
Learn how to create custom widgets and shapes in this awesome tutorial by Wilberforce Uwadiegwu.
FFmpeg is an open source suite of libraries that helps with handling video and audio. You can convert a file from a format to another, for instance. With
ffmpeg_kit_flutter you can use it in your Flutter application. Learn how it works in this article, by Taner Sener.
And now that you know about FFmpeg, practice your video editing skills with this article by kibzrael.
I might have already linked this article written by Andrea Bizzotto, on state management with Riverpod. But Riverpod was recently promoted to 1.0.0, so Andrea updated the article. It is a good idea to read it, again.
Cloud Run is a serverless execution environment that you can use to run stateless containers. When you use Cloud Run, you abstract away from infrastructure, which makes it ideal for engineers more on the dev side of DevOps. In this article by Filipe Barroso, you’ll learn how to deploy a Dart server using Cloud Run.
I am always looking for comprehensive Flutter architecture articles. In this one, [Cassius Pacheco](https://hashnode.com/@cassiuspacheco) shows how to implement MVVM in a simple Flutter app. I am still not convinced this will be my go-to architecture paradigm.
This is a very nice article about user experience with gestures in Flutter. No code, just examples and explanations. Go read it, really. By Murtaza Sulaihi.
Learn about nested lists in Flutter, how the
shrinkWrap parameter works, and why sometimes Slivers are the best tool for the job. By the Flutter team.
That’s it for this week.
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Have a bug-free week,
- Michele Volpato