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  • Alexander Ziskind

What’s a FAB? This is a Floating Action Button that has been popularized by the Material Design paradigm. It’s a button that hovers over your content and provides a quickly accessible single function, and it’s no longer only for Android apps. Many iOS apps now include the FAB as well.

In this NativeScript with Angular tutorial I will show you how to create a FAB with only JavaScript and CSS, without any third party libraries. This is a cross platform approach that will work for iOS and Android. There is a four part video playlist included for those that want to watch as I build the FAB from scratch.

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  • Alexander Ziskind

Has this ever happened to you? You create a new NativeScript project and then realize that you wanted to use TypeScript? Your options are:

  1. Delete the project and recreate it using the TypeScript flag.
  2. Delete all JavaScript files, add TypeScript to the project, and recreate the files in TypeScript.
  3. Convert existing files to TypeScript.

I usually end up using the first option, but I do this quite often and it got annoying. If you find yourself in the same boat, this tip should help you out.

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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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