The latest Dart release, Dart 2.8, focuses on preparing the ground for the introduction of null safety and brings an improved package manager. Flutter 1.17 significantly improves runtime performance while reducing binary size and memory usage. Additionally, it introduces a number of new Material widgets, including NavigationRail, updated DatePicker, and more.

Dart 2.8 is paving the way to extend its type system to add support for null safety

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Dart and Flutter Improve Performance, Safety, and Tooling for Cross-Platform
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