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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

TNS command-line cheatsheet



tns --version

This returns the version of the NativeScript command. If you are running an older version, then you can use npm to upgrade your NativeScript command like this: npm install -g nativescript.

tns create <your project name>

This creates a brand new project.The following are its parameters: --ng and --appid.

tns platform add <platform>

This adds a target platform to your project.

tns platform clean <platform>

This command is normally not needed, but if you are messing with the platform directory and your platform, you can remove and then add it back. Note that this deletes the entire platform directory. So, if you have made any specific customizations to your Android manifest or iOS Xcode project file, you should back them up before running the clean command.

tns platform update <platform>

This is actually a pretty important command.  NativeScript is still a very active project that is under a lot of development....