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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


In this chapter, we prepared our app for distribution by adding webpack into our build chain to help ensure that we have the smallest JavaScript size and the optimal execution performance of our code. This also enabled Angular's AoT compilation on our app, which helps to provide an optimal performance of our code.

Along the way, we provided a cookbook of solutions to various webpack bundling errors that you might run into during the course of your app's development. In addition, we took a high-level look at developing a custom webpack plugin to help solve a particular error condition in our app to achieve a successful bundle.

Now that we have an optimal bundle of our app code, we are now ready to finish our distribution steps to finally deploy our app in the next chapter.