For those who use Linux with a Gui, you may be like me and haven't found a good way to create .desktop files for any new applications you downloaded. I googled and tried many stackoverflow posts, and found Alacarte which allows you to edit menu items and re-org your menu. But never found anything that… Continue reading Quickly adding .desktop menu files
For those who may or may not know me, I was one of the very earliest NativeScript developers. Started the Facebook and Google groups NativeScript forums. Created some of the very first plugins, helped train a wide number of early NativeScript developers, wrote books, and have some of the most widely used plugins in the… Continue reading Fond memories, and onto new adventures....
Been a while since I posted; but I figured I need to get a post out on this one. There was a lot of cool things that went into NS 8. The best item is that overall your code in NS 7 should work as-is in NS 8. There are a couple minor exceptions. 1.… Continue reading NativeScript 8 Released
Sometimes I REALLY love NativeScript. So I have a really hard time tracking my time. Tested multiple time tracking apps over the years and still have many issues with all of them. Always been a real pita for me. So about a year ago I wrote a very simple NS time tracking app which works… Continue reading Awesome NativeScript
So I mentioned something on my interview with Alex of NativeScripting.com that he did with me. And someone asked about this in the comments, so I decided to create a blog article on this specific optimization tip. I am going to code this to a browser rather than in NativeScript because well JS in a… Continue reading Optimization Gotcha's for for/i and forEach
I've had a lot of bad experiences with companies over the years; but this one takes the cake (The cake is a lie!) for me, in how not to treat a customer (let alone a developer in your ecosystem). For those who don't know who I am, I have written somewhere around a 100 plugins… Continue reading Oculus and their horrible support policy, a tale of woe!
NativeScript 6.30 has a couple cool new things; but better yet it fixes several issues that can will affect your users if you are using 6.2.x lets look at them... Some of the fixes include instability during android's switching of applications and resuming it. An issue with unloading views on Android. Out of memory situation… Continue reading NativeScript 6.3.0 Released
We started the ProPlugins project pretty close to the launch of NS (NativeScript) 6.0. So it has only been active for about five months now. So how is it doing??? Well, first let cover the reason why we created it. This plays in strongly into how well ProPlugins is doing. Why ProPlugins? For most of… Continue reading ProPlugins - end of year update
There are cases where you might want to package plugins with your app in your version control; like for example you are using a commercial plugin or maybe a proplugin and need to use cloud building. The simplest setup that I have personally used is in the very root of your application. You create a… Continue reading NativeScript Offline Plugins
NativeScript 6.20 has several fixes, and finally added the long awaited Scoped packages. UPDATE Scoped packages apparently breaks some things. See here for more info on how to deal with it. Scoped packages; are where you can now do const label = require("@nativescript/core/ui/label" rather than the older const label = require("tns-core-modules/ui/label"); This makes things a… Continue reading NativeScript 6.2.0 Released