Google came out with Flutter, an open source UI SDK, in 2017 and has been growing in popularity ever since. According to the 2020 Stack Overflow survey, Dart, the object-oriented language used to develop apps in Flutter, is ranked 7th in ‘the most loved programming language by developers’ category, just above C#, Swift, and JavaScript. You can check out Quincy Larson’s analysis on the Stack Overflow survey here.

The winning trait of Flutter is of course it’s capability in both Android and IOS development using one codebase, but the emphasis on simplicity is much to be applauded as well. …

In our day to day interaction with the internet, we come across many ways to gather information such as through websites and apps. And often, you’d hear people say “hey I integrated XYZ API for this function” or “through the ABC API, I was able to…”, and you may wonder what exactly an API is. It surely is a term we see left and right, if not plastered everywhere.

This comes back to the question: When I get data from the internet, where do these websites and apps get their data then?

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Scribd has one of the largest ebook collections out there and not surprisingly, also offers documents, magazines, audiobooks, sheet music, court filings and more (I have no idea why anyone would want to read court filings BUT it’s there). If you are one of those people that read books like one drinks coffee then this ebook platform is for you!

What else? You get ‘unlimited’ access with the subscription which technically means you can read as many books as you like in the month you pay for (or does it? More on that later).

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