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TypeScript 2.x By Example

By : Sachin Ohri
Book Image

TypeScript 2.x By Example

By: Sachin Ohri

Overview of this book

The TypeScript language, compiler, and open source development toolset brings JavaScript development up to the enterprise level. It allows you to use ES5, ES6, and ES7 JavaScript language features today, including classes, interfaces, generics, modules, and more. Its simple typing syntax enables building large, robust applications using object-oriented techniques and industry-standard design principles. This book aims at teaching you how to get up and running with TypeScript development in the most practical way possible. Taking you through two exciting projects built from scratch, you will learn the basics of TypeScript, before progressing to functions, generics, promises, and callbacks. Then, you’ll get to implement object-oriented programming as well as optimize your applications with effective memory management. You’ll also learn to test and secure your applications, before deploying them. Starting with a basic SPA built using Angular, you will progress on to building, maybe, a Chat application or a cool application. You’ll also learn how to use NativeScript to build a cool mobile application. Each of these applications with be explained in detail, allowing you to grasp the concepts fast. By the end of this book, you will have not only built two amazing projects but you will also have the skills necessary to take your development to the next level.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Trello Mobile – Using NativeScript

Our Sample Trello application is currently a web application that can be accessed in all browser formats, including mobile, desktop, and tablet. But web applications on the mobile platform have some limitations, such as not being able to access the native libraries that may help in better performance.

In this chapter, we will convert our Sample Trello application into a native mobile application. This will allow us to deploy our application on a mobile device and use it like a mobile app, rather than a web or a hybrid application.

We will achieve this using the NativeScript library, which allows us to create mobile applications using web technologies. In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • We will start with an introduction to NativeScript, and how NativeScript helps us convert web applications into mobile applications
  • Then...