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  • Making your NativeScript development easier, one snippet at a time

    Use XML snippets in Visual Studio Code or Sublime Text to make crafting your presentation tier easier in NativeScript

  • The Latest Batch of NativeScript Plugins

    The NativeScript community has been hard at work creating NativeScript plugins. In fact, we now have over 100 NativeScript plugins up on npm. Let’s look at the last few plugins released.

  • Why Become NativeScript's Tech Writer?

    Here is an opinionated top 10 of reasons why you should seriously consider becoming NativeScript's tech writer (and the member of a very elite group of technical writers at Telerik).

  • NativeScript in 2015: Top 6 Devs and {N} Groundswell

    2015 was big year for getting JavaScript on mobile devices. Nowadays, JavaScript developers can build highly performant native apps, in part thanks to NativeScript. With this post I wanted to say thanks to some top contributors in our community and to show off some of the NativeScript momentum we are taking into 2016.

  • Using Babel in NativeScript Apps

    The NativeScript 1.5 release introduced first-class support for languages which transpile to JavaScript. In plain English, if your language of choice generates JavaScript, it can now be used to create NativeScript apps. The NativeScript CLI has integrated support for TypeScript, Babel, and CoffeeScript (here’s the full list of languages we support), but if you want to use another language, just create a plugin following the template of the existing Babel one. The upcoming ES7 language edition has the async/await feature which makes the UI and networking code a breeze to write and support. I was very eager to experiment with async code in a NativeScript app, and decided to try it by implementing a simple app. I decided to mirror the cuteness sample. But my project was going for something more awesome, and that's why it follows /r/hardcoreaww sub-reddit instead.

  • Ignite your App Development with NativeScript and Firebase

    Learn how to connect a Firebase backend to your NativeScript app.

  • Telerik UI for NativeScript Preview 3 Release

    Telerik UI for NativeScript has just been updated introducing several major features in the Chart and ListView components, as well as numerous fixes and improvements. Here's a short list of what's inside the latest version of the plugin:

  • Monetize your NativeScript apps with AdMob (part 2 - Android)

    This is the second part of the Monetize your NativeScript apps with AdMob blog. In part one I discussed how you can easily access and use the native API of a native framework in JavaScript, taking the AdMob library for iOS as an example. To do that, you only needed the existing AdMob documentation in combination with a few simple rules to translate the Objective-C API calls to JavaScript. The popular mobile platforms, however, are two - iOS and Android. So, it would be fair if I cover Android as well. Moreover, further in this article as things get a more interesting and we are close to having a cross-platform AdMob usage, I will show you what’s the recommended way of separating and isolating the native API calls in a NativeScript project. So, let’s begin.

  • A QuickStart to Building Mobile Apps with NativeScript

    Get a jump start on your NativeScript iOS and Android mobile application development in a new quickstart course.

  • Using V8 code caching to minimize app load time on Android

    There are three reasons for the NativeScript framework to exists - native UX, performance and a cleaner and easier programming model for cross-platform mobile applications.

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