STARTING WITH NATIVESCRIPT
How to begin with Native Script

STARTING WITH NATIVESCRIPT

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By : Medha Kumar

Medha Kumar
Medha Kumar

STARTING WITH NATIVESCRIPT

I got to work with NativeScript and other frameworks when I started my internship at ETI LABS. The first question that we all come across, working on new technology is ‘Where to start from?’ At the end of this blog, you will have an answer to that.

How to begin with Native Script
How to begin with Native Script

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NativeScript is an open-source framework which is used to build cross-platform: Android, and iOS mobile applications. These apps can be built using different languages like Angular, Vue.js, Typescript, or JavaScript. I worked with NativeScript Core which involves JavaScript. Nativescript core is quite simple to start with.

HOW TO BEGIN

Our first step is to set-up the command-line interface which can be easily done by following the steps, also mentioned in NativeScript documentation at CLI-Setup

After setting up the environment variables we will commence the process by making a ‘Hello World’ app, as we do in every other language. There are many tutorials present to get started with, but in my opinion the tutorial published by the Youtube channel codedamn at NativeScript Tutorial, was by-far the easiest to understand and comprehend. Another tutorial that was really interactive was about the detailed step by step description on how to develop a  Grocery app

The above-mentioned tutorials, in my knowledge, were extremely helpful and exhaustive to familiarize oneself with the user interface(UI), especially for beginners. After going through the entire tutorial, one can take on the task of developing an array of small applications, putting the information to practice. 

After that, you should go through this to learn about different plugins, packages, and events that can be added to your app, making it more user-interactive by incorporating diverse app templates. The above documentation includes a melange of features that one can explore and use along their journey of App development. 

In my app, I was able to successfully connect it to a real-time Firebase database, develop a user interactive interface including forms, authentication through login/password, and learned about various plugins.

In conclusion, NativeScript Core is extremely easy to understand if you already have prior knowledge about JavaScript and is a great first step if you are just starting with cross-platform app development. 

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