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  • Alexander Ziskind

NativeScript 2.5 just dropped and it has really awesome features like Chrome debugging and an improved run command. So I couldn’t wait to upgrade my existing installation. I’ve already written a post on upgrading and a video about the same, but I wanted to record an real world upgrade process and see if I hit any snags while doing it. So I recorded it and uploaded the video. Here is a great introduction to all the new features in NativeScript 2.5.

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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

OAuth has been adopted my many organizations, large and small, as the (current) best standard for authenticating and authorizing their users. OAuth 2.0 being the latest iteration of the standard and it’s used to offload the burdensome security related parts of applications to third party experts. While writing your own OAuth flow for your apps could be a fun experience (for those of you that really enjoy headaches), most of the time we are happy plugging in a third party SDK so we can authenticate against their service.

In the NativeScript world, we could use third party SDKs, or we could simply use the new OAuth plugin available on NPM. Here’s how you can start.

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  • Alexander Ziskind
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Those of us that have been looking for a way to call dispatch_async(dispatch_get_main_queue(…)) in iOS environments while developing with JavaScript in the NativeScript framework have been SOL for a while. However, I am pleased to present a short and sweet solution here that saved my behind when I really badly needed to call this function due to a third party CocoaPod that wasn’t returning me to the main thread after a network call.

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