Author: Karsten Silz
Sep 6, 2022   |  updated Sep 7, 2022 2 min read


JAX London 2022: "Flutter for Java Developers: Mobile, Web, and Desktop with One Codebase?"

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JAX London is a hybrid conference that brings together cutting edge software engineers and enterprise-level professionals innovating in the fields of Java, microservices, continuous delivery and DevOps. It will run from October 3 through October 6, 2022.

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My talk title is “Flutter for Java Developers: Mobile, Web, and Desktop with One Codebase?”. I will give it on October 4 at 14:30.


Enterprise users are increasingly accessing our Java applications with mobile devices. Native applications often provide a better user experience on mobile devices than web applications. But developing two different applications for iOS and Android is expensive and time-consuming.

Cross-platform frameworks promise salvation: Mobile, web, and desktop front-ends with one codebase. I think Google’s Flutter is the best cross-platform option for Java developers. But can Flutter deliver?

I’ve developed native applications for iOS and Android with Flutter and put them in the app stores. Based on my experience, I describe the advantages of Flutter for Java developers, but also typical problems and their solutions. With an example application, I demonstrate how mobile, web, and desktop front-ends can succeed with one codebase—and what the limitations are.

Why Should You Listen To Me?

I’ve been a Java developer for 23 years. I’m a Java news reporter for InfoQ, so I know what’s going on in the Java world. I’m neither affiliated with the projects I’m discussing nor selling books or training courses.

I share industry analysis and my project experiences to give you options for your next project. But in the end, you decide!

Part 22 of 22 in the Conference Talks series.
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