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NativeScript for Angular Mobile Development

By : Nathan Walker, Nathanael J. Anderson
Book Image

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

Chapter 14. Deployment Preparation with webpack Bundling

We want to deploy our app to the two leading mobile app stores, Apple App Store and Google Play; however, there are several things that we need to do to prepare our app for distribution.

To ensure that you use the smallest JavaScript size in addition to Angular's AoT compiler to help our app execute as fast as possible, we will use webpack to bundle everything. It's worth noting that webpack is not a requirement to create a distributable NativeScript app. However, it provides very nice benefits that should make it an important step for anyone when distributing their apps.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Installing webpack for a NativeScript for Angular project
  • Preparing a project to be bundled with webpack
  • Solving various webpack bundling issues
  • A primer on writing your own custom webpack plugin to solve specific cases