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Google Summer of Code 2021 results 🌞

Google Summer of Code is a program where Google sponsors student developers to work with a mentoring open source organization on a project during the summer. This year is the second time that the Dart organization has participated in this event. Check out this article to learn more about this year's results, specifically the 3 projects that were selected from the 92 received proposals.

Hacktoberfest 2021 👩‍💻

Hacktoberfest is a month-long event organized by DigitalOcean to celebrate open source software. Throughout October you can participate in the event, complete challenges, and view a multitude of streams from a variety of companies in the open source community. You can find out more about the individual events and Hacktoberfest as a whole on their website.

Flutter styling compared to CSS styling 🎨

You may have noticed that in some Flutter examples functions are used to create reusable/custom Widgets, while in others classes are used. This article talks about the differences between two approaches and specifically the benefits of using classes over functions.

Catalogue and test widgets with Widgetbook 📖

Looking for a way to easily catalogue, test and share your widgets with clients and designers? The newly released Widgetbook package is aiming to do all of those things, simplifying the Flutter app design process. To get more info on what Widgetbook offers, check out their website.

Create a swipeable Stack Widget easily using the Swipable package 📲

Perhaps you're looking to create the next Tinder, or simply need functionality in your app where you can swipe stacked cards in different directions. The Swipable package can help you achieve this with minimal amount of coding, supporting both vertical and horizontal swiping.

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