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 […]

UI for Xamarin Deep Dive: Typing Efficiency with AutoComplete

Welcome to Day 5 of our UI for Xamarin article series. You survived the long reads! On the plus side, hopefully your mobile app is coming together nicely using specialized polished UI controls. Let's finish off the week with something lightweight, but important – the icing on the cake so to speak. Let's face it […]

Creating a custom filter (pipe) in Angular

This guide was written for Angular 2 version: 2.0.0-rc.5 Filters are a fantastic way of returning new collections of data, rather than mutating existing. Filters essentially are just functions, that accept a single value, or collection, and return a new value or collection based on that filter's responsibility. In this guide, we'll be covering how […]

UI for Xamarin Deep Dive: User Productivity with Calendar

Welcome to Day 4 of our UI for Xamarin article series. Calendars keep our lives organized and productive. Everyone uses them, usually in a digital form. So it is no surprise that your mobile apps may need to display calendars and manage events on them. Turns out, however, that the calendar UI is tricky business […]

UI for Xamarin Deep Dive: Solid Organization with SideDrawer

Welcome to Day 3 of our UI for Xamarin control series. By now, you should have had a running start with the bits in your choice of IDE and proudly displaying list of items in a feature-rich ListView. Let's tackle another common app problem – content organization. Most mobile apps are a collection of pages/views […]

From ng-model to ngModel

This guide was written for Angular 2 version: 2.0.0 The ng-model directive in Angular 1.x allows us to create two-way data binding between a form control and a property on scope. In this guide we'll be converting an Angular 1.x ng-model directive into Angular 2's ngModel directive. Table of contents Angular 1.x Using ng-model Final […]

UI for Xamarin Deep Dive: Must-Have Interactivity with ListView

Welcome to Day 2 of our UI for Xamarin series. Hope you have started off on the right foot and have your ammunition all set. Let's take on a hard-hitting must-have UI control today! As is the case, most mobile apps often need to display a list of things. This list needs to be completely […]

UI for Xamarin Deep Dive: Starting Strong

The promise of Xamarin.Forms is that developers get to target major platforms like iOS, Android, UWP and MacOS from a single shared code base and leverage their existing skills in C#/XAML. While Xamarin provides the frameworks, IDEs and integrations, most professional Xamarin.Forms apps need polished UX. Developers may be better served grabbing well-engineered performant UI […]

Creating an Angular 2 Injectable Service

This guide was written for Angular 2 version: 2.0.0-rc.4 Services are an abstraction layer that handles an application's business logic, which usually includes communicating with a backend and parsing/returning data or datasets. In Angular 1.x, we had a few different ways of creating a service (.service(), .factory() and .provider()). For this guide we'll be comparing […]