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  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • 3:30 PM–4:30 PM
  • Science Building 010

Bruce Abernethy, Application Security Lead at Meijer, Inc.

When the team at Google was first presenting their new mobile development SDK, now called "Flutter", to the world they described it as "The best way to develop for mobile".  A bold statement as a corporate mission statement and vision for a new mobile development framework. Could they back it up? What if you could develop a new mobile development framework from scratch? Gather some of the best engineers in the world; grab one of the primary authors of HTML/CSS; add a program manager for development tools and one of the world's favorite IDEs, Start from the "bare metal" and design a system to render a fluid UI that would "never say no to designers" but would also "keep developers in the zone and get them home early".  These forward-looking statements in 2016 lead to a release of Flutter 1.0 in December of 2018.  In this session I'd like to take a view of the wonderful work they have done with the Flutter framework, and share some stories about my first two Flutter applications released in the iOS and Android app stores. We'll discuss how this approach diverts and solves some now classic problems of mobile development and mobile-oriented architectures while identifying some of the limitations inherent in this approach..

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