Flutter Hot Reload. Wow!
I recently wrote a blog post outlining some of the interesting features of Flutter, Google’s new framework for creating beautiful, native-ish, cross-platform mobile apps. But I left off one of the most important features.
Suppose you have your flutter project open in IntelliJ and your Android or iOS device attached to the USB port.
- Clicking the “Run” button (or Shift F10) launches the app on the attached device.
- And here is the cool part: Change a piece of source code. Click the “Hot Reload” button (or Alt-Command-Semicolon). The app’s UI (on the device) instantly updates to reflect the change.