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or: How I learned to stop worrying and love writing NativeScript apps from scratch

Our baby is all grown up and s/he wants to write nativescript apps without using the template! How does our baby do that and where does s/he start? Read on…

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  • Alexander Ziskind

Larger projects will require you to keep your code well organized. Proper module referencing is key to moving files and folders around in your NativeScript apps. This post includes a video tutorial on common organization tasks you can perform to move files and folder into their proper place.

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  • Alexander Ziskind

NativeScript supported TypeScript since the early days. However, it is not until recently that the CLI-centric development experience allowed a smooth transition into TypeScript development of your mobile apps. Several clunky attempts have been made to introduce TypeScript into the NativeScript CLI story, but they were headache prone. This post will show you how much easier it is now to work with TypeScript by converting the basic Hello World template project into it’s TypeScript equivalent.

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  • Alexander Ziskind

Version 1.3 of NativeScript introduced the much anticipated animations API and taking it out for a spin was exciting. Just as everything else NativeScript tries to do, animation has to expose a single common JavaScript API and work on all supported platforms including iOS and Android.

Two methods are provided for animating views out of the box (the “2” in the title), and a third method is an additional plugin that provides the missing Spring type of animation in iOS (the “plus 1” in the title). This post describes how these methods were used to simulate the menu animation found in the Yelp app.

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