Google – Flutter: the first UI platform designed for ambient computing

“Original release for Flutter was focused on helping you build apps that run on iOS and Android from a single codebase. But we want to go further. We live in a world where internet-connected devices are pervading every area of our lives. Many of us transition throughout the day between multiple devices: phones, watches and other wearable devices, tablets, desktop or laptop computers, televisions and increasingly, smart displays such as the Google Nest Hub.”… Read more here.

Debian 10.2 ‘Buster’ Linux distro released with many security updates and bugfixes

Debian is a great Linux distribution in its own right, but also, it serves as a solid base for many other distros. That’s why when a new version of Debian is released, it has a huge impact across the Linux community. Today, you can download the newest version of Debian 10 “Buster.” Debian 10.2 is the latest and greatest, but it is hardly exciting. To be fair though, Debian point releases shouldn’t really be seen as a source for new features. Instead, you should expect security updates and bugfixes. And this time, with version 10.2, we get many of them. In addition, Firefox ESR (Extended Support Release) is being dropped from the ARMEL variant of Debian, but that really shouldn’t have any impact on desktop users. … Read more here.

Google launches Dart 2.5 with intelligent code completion, Flutter 1.9 with iOS 13 and macOS Catalina support

Google today released Dart 2.5 and Flutter 1.9. Dart 2.5 adds stronger support for calling C code and intelligent code completion, which leverages machine learning to help developers complete their code or identify the API they should use. Flutter 1.9 lets developers build mobile, desktop, and web apps from the same codebase. The new version also supports iOS 13 and macOS Catalina, and includes new Material widgets for toggle buttons and filters. … Read more here.