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A Step-By-Step Guide for Building Master-Detail User Interfaces with Angular

The master-detail design pattern is an incredibly popular way to build mobile apps, regardless of whether you’re building for native or for the web. Angular is well suited for implementing master-detail interfaces, as it has a number of the necessary features you need baked in, such as data binding, routing, services, and a whole lot […]

What is TypeScript?

Even as I mature as a developer (ok, mature may be too strong a word, how about “as I get older…”), at times I still feel like a complete beginner. And these days I can attest that we noobs are feeling a bit overwhelmed with the expanding footprint of JavaScript. It’s alternately amazing and overwhelming […]

In Defense of Large Native Apps

Native mobile apps binaries can be big, and for developers, especially web developers, it’s easy to poke fun at just how large these applications are. And for good reason. Web developers have been trained to watch every byte they put in their applications like a hawk, as numerous studies have shown that slower web apps […]

Reducing the Cost of Mobile App Development with NativeScript

Building mobile apps can be an expensive endeavor. Тo create software you need 3 types of resources: Developers that have specific domain knowledge Hardware Software tools to speed up the whole process Let’s take a look at specifics of the mobile development and make a rough calculation for how much it would cost you to […]

Going Offline with NativeScript

While access to the internet has never been more widely available, we still live in an occasionally disconnected world. Whether on an airplane, underground, or in a rural area on 2G, we routinely deal with varied speeds and spotty access. Yet we expect our mobile apps to continue to work flawlessly! Approximately 60% of all […]

An Introduction to Observables for Angular Developers

When developing mobile apps and web sites, we often use observables to populate the UI of our app with external data, asynchronously. In this article, we’re going to learn about the concept of the Observable: what they are, why we prefer them to other methods of handling data, how RxJS works within this context, and […]

Adding Unit Tests to Your NativeScript App

The bane of many a developer’s existence, writing unit tests is about as popular as seat belts in the 80’s. We know it’s a good idea, but how can you reach your six-pack of PBR with a strap across your shoulder? What if it were actually easy to write and execute unit tests? What if […]

What is Angular?

Every once in a while it’s worth taking a step back and looking at the development world from a beginner’s perspective. Here at Progress, we use Angular a lot. Angular is a fundamental building block in both our web framework Kendo UI, as well as our mobile framework NativeScript. As such, we get a lot […]

Willy Wonka Was Actually Talking about NativeScript

One of the most endearing films of all time, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, is that rare flick that has maintained a certain relevance for both children and adults alike. Wonka displayed a relentless, almost manic, pursuit of his vision of what a candy factory should be. Ignoring the fact that his Oompa Loompa […]

Working with XML Data in NativeScript Angular 2

I recently wrote a tutorial for using RESTful API data in a NativeScript Angular 2 application. This tutorial included everything from Angular 2 providers, HTTP requests with RxJS, and data persistence with a NoSQL database called Couchbase. In most scenarios, remote web services will return JSON data to be consumed in your client facing application, […]