Flutter 1.9 is out. As one may guess from this post’s title, my favorite changes are:
- SelectableText widget
- Structured error messages (enabled via VS Code or Android Studio settings)
Structured error message support was proposed 8 months ago! I find Flutter’s current approach to displaying error/exception messages are pretty useful as they are. Adding more structure certainly doesn’t hurt. When I started programming more than a decade ago, I had always imagined a future where a developer would not need to leave their IDE to find help in fixing their errors. Now that it’s finally here, I wonder what took it so long 🤔. I think both React and Flutter have done a wonderful job here.
Here’s a short video about what’s new: