What is Machine Learning?

Machine learning is a term that you hear often in the software development industry, and since 2015 that term has become even more popular. So what exactly is this Machine Learning, where did it come from, why is it gaining popularity, and how is it important to software developers? Let's start by looking at the […]

Creating Your First Native Mobile App with Visual Studio (Part 4)

Over the past few blog posts, we have been working on creating a cross-platform mobile app with NativeScript, Visual Studio, and SQL Server – covering each and every part of the development process. We’ve also been using the capabilities of Telerik AppBuilder to allow us to develop an iOS app from within Windows (all without […]

Creating Your First Native Mobile App with Visual Studio (Part 3)

In this blog post series, we are working on creating a truly native cross-platform mobile app with NativeScript, Visual Studio, and SQL Server, from start to finish, using Telerik AppBuilder. In the previous post, we finished scaffolding our app using NativeScript layouts and added some mock data to see how it all worked. Now we […]

Using XAML in Xamarin.Forms

XAML or eXtensible Markup Language is a declarative language used for creating user interfaces in Xamarin.Forms. I already know what you're thinking: Why would I want to use a markup language when I have the power of C#? Markup languages are for web pages – I'm building a mobile app with .Net – I want […]

Creating Your First Native Mobile App with Visual Studio (Part 2)

In the first post of this series, we started our “Bill Murray” mobile app with NativeScript’s tab strip TypeScript template in Visual Studio, using Telerik AppBuilder. Now it’s time to write some code to create a truly native, cross-platform app, with 100% code re-use between our iOS and Android apps. By the end of this […]

What’s the Best Editor for Modern Web Development?

The JavaScript editor wars have heated up in recent years, with the introduction of new players like GitHub’s Atom and Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code. In today’s chat we’ll discuss three of the popular editors, Sublime Text, Atom, and Visual Studio Code, in an attempt to help readers find an editor that meets their needs. Specifically, […]

Free Video Training on NativeScript + JavaScript and NativeScript + Angular

Here at Progress, we realize everyone learns about new technologies at their own speed and via different mediums. That’s why today we are happy to announce the availability two free video courses to help you learn more about developing with NativeScript + vanilla JavaScript and NativeScript + Angular. In “NativeScript for the Angular Developer” and […]

Creating Your First Native Mobile App with Visual Studio (Part 1)

Visual Studio is quite possibly the most adored IDE of all time. For years .NET developers have relied on the myriad robust features and integrations in Visual Studio to make them more productive creating desktop apps, web apps, and now (increasingly) mobile apps. In the early days of the mobile revolution, a subset of developers […]

Using Pipes in Angular

This guide was written for Angular 2 version: 2.0.0-rc.4 Filters allow a developer to transform or format an item or collection of items in a view without having to actually alter the format or value of the underlying bound item(s) themselves. An example of this would be formatting date values so that they appear in […]

Angular UI Components – the Directors Cut

In January we announced the Release Candidate availability of Kendo UI for Angular – a comprehensive UI framework, written from the ground up as native Angular components. That's right no jQuery dependency, no wrapping old code and pretending it's new. We've been hard at work getting ready for the full release, which will ship in […]