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This week in Flutter #61

A short introduction this week

I was sick this week, so let’s skip the introduction and go directly to the links!

- Michele Volpato

Development 🧑‍💻

🔗 Why do my Flutter screens look washed out?

Why does your Flutter app look different from the Figma designs it is based on? Read Manav’s explanation.

🔗 Adding speech-to-text and text-to-speech support in a Flutter app

For accessibility reasons, you might want to turn the user’s voice into text, or read out loud some text from your Flutter app. Speech-to-text and text-to-speech are what you are looking for. With the help of a couple of packages, you can add them to your app. Via Pinkesh Darji.

🔗 Writing your first test in Dart

The series of articles on Test Driven Development by Stephan E.G. Veenstra continues with writing the first tests for the example package Tic-Tac-Toe.

Tools 🛠

🔗 Figma to Flutter: Convert Global Styles & ThemeData

I already wrote about Parabeac in previous issues of this newsletter. But here I am writing about it again. In this update, Ivan Huerta describes code generation for global colors and text styles.

Others 🤷‍♂️

🔗 Effective Phone Screen Interview Tactics for Mobile Developers

Last week I linked an article about getting ready for an interview as a software developer. This week I link another article about getting ready for a phone screen interview by Harlan Kellaway.

🔗 NavigationRail (Widget of the Week)

In this episode of Widget of the Week, Craig Labenz teaches you how to use a NavigationRail instead of a BottomNavigationBar.

That’s it for this week.

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Have a bug-free week,

- Michele Volpato

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