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NativeScript for Angular Mobile Development

By : Nathan Walker, Nathanael J. Anderson
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NativeScript for Angular Mobile Development

By: Nathan Walker, Nathanael J. Anderson

Overview of this book

NativeScript is an open source framework that is built by Progress in order to build truly native mobile apps with TypeScript, JavaScript or just Angular which is an open source framework built by Google that offers declarative templates, dependency injection, and fully featured modules to build rich applications. Angular’s versatile view handling architecture allows your views to be rendered as highly performant UI components native to iOS and Android mobile platforms. This decoupling of the view rendering layer in Angular combined with the power of native APIs with NativeScript have together created the powerful and exciting technology stack of NativeScript for Angular. This book focuses on the key concepts that you will need to know to build a NativeScript for Angular mobile app for iOS and Android. We’ll build a fun multitrack recording studio app, touching on powerful key concepts from both technologies that you may need to know when you start building an app of your own. The structure of the book takes the reader from a void to a deployed app on both the App Store and Google Play, serving as a reference guide and valuable tips/tricks handbook. By the end of this book, you’ll know majority of key concepts needed to build a successful NativeScript for Angular app.
Table of Contents (24 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback
Integration Testing with Appium


Hopefully, you are starting to see a pattern of simplification and clarity to the data flow while integrating ngrx. It has helped reduce code, while improving data flow by providing consistent effect chains to various actions, which may need to occur anywhere (from lazy loaded modules or not). By reducing the overhead of managing explicit injected dependencies throughout and instead relying on Store and Actions to initiate the appropriate work, we are increasing the maintainability and scalability of our app. On top of all that, it is paving a pathway to effective testability, which we will cover in Chapter 12, Unit Testing.

This chapter highlighted the additional advantages when combining NativeScript with Angular by opening up integration potential with rich libraries such as ngrx to improve our app's architecture and data flow.

It's been a long time coming, and we couldn't be more excited about Chapter 11, Polish with SASS, coming up next. Finally, we are ready to polish our app...