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Since NativeScript is an open source project, you may have been wondering how you can get the repository to your local machine and start contributing. Or perhaps you just want to try out the latest features that are scheduled to come out in the next release. Either way, I’m going to show you how you can grab the latest and greatest bits from the nativescript-cli repository on GitHub and be able to run multiple versions of the CLI on your machine.
Welcome to This Week in NativeScript, your weekly installment of links, videos, plugins, and more by the NativeScript community. As always, if we missed anything, make sure to add a comment so we can add it to the list.
NativeScript in Action is soon-to-be released book about NativeScript written by Mike and Nick Branstein. The first chapter is available now at no charge.
It’s time for another This Week in NativeScript—our weekly compilation of articles, plugins, and other things that you, the NativeScript community, creates
It's hard to pick a mobile development framework. This article breaks down the differences between NativeScript and Xamarin.
Our premium component suite just released Angular 2 compatibility for both the Calendar and Chart components. Additionally, the UI suite has full support for both NativeScript 2.1 and Angular 2 RC3.
NativeScript 2.1 is now live! Quick links - upgrade now or read the full release notes (total 118 GitHub issues were closed).
If I have to mention just two highlights in this release these will be 1) performance improvements in Android (both load time and runtime performance) and 2) much faster and stable LiveSync (HotReload) functionality as part of your development process.
Nic Raboy will be presenting Cross Platform Mobile Apps with NativeScript, CouchBase and Angular 2 on July 28th in Palo Alto.
Vote on your favorite app from the Weather app challenge!
Josh Sommer talks about the NativeScript swiss army knife plugin is the repo for all those functions you copy and paste between projects.
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