NativeScript Core Pro

The complete course for developing NativeScript mobile applications for iOS and Android.

NativeScript Core Pro

About this course


Alex Ziskind

Trainer and Founder

Alex Ziskind

Alex lives in Washington, DC. He's a speaker, trainer, and a Telerik Developer Expert. He's been invloved in NativeScript projects since 2015 and has created courses for Pluralsight and LinkedIn.

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127 lessons


This course is an advanced course that covers everything from iOS and Android application lifecycle control to testing, transpiling, and deploying your applications. This is the NativeScript Core course so we're using TypeScript and CSS in this course.

What you'll learn

This course will help you become and expert in cross-platform mobile app development by mastering the advanced topics in NativeScript. You will use a practical approach to the advanced topics by building an end-to-end mobile application, solving a real-world problem at an enterprise level.

You will begin with covering the important features of NativeScript that you might not be aware of, which can make your work easier. Then we'll cover advanced topics like the core concepts, user interface, plugins, templates, performance optimisations, framework modules, etc. You will also cover unit testing, debugging along with advanced CLI workings. And of course, we'll cover deployment to app stores.

We'll go into some best practices as well as troubleshooting techniques that will be useful. By the end of the course, you will have upgraded your skills by mastering the advanced topics in NativeScript and will have a skilled advantage to grow in your career.


  • Welcome

    • 1
      Welcome (1:17)
    • 2
      Course Overview (2:25)
    • 3
      Using the Exercise Files (0:34)
    • 4
      About Versions (1:01)
    • 5
      What We're Building (1:51)
  • Tooling

    • 6
      Overview (0:41)
    • 7
      Accessing the Native Platform (7:11)
    • 8
      Project Dependencies (2:44)
    • 9
      Keeping a Clean Workspace (3:12)
    • 10
      Debugging Options (4:22)
    • 11
      Configuring Linting (7:39)
    • 12
      Keeping Code Formatted (2:04)
  • Backend Server

    • 13
      Overview (1:16)
    • 14
      Setting Up the Server (6:53)
    • 15
      Consuming the API Using the Fetch Polyfill (7:22)
    • 16
      Running the Completed Backend (1:15)
  • Application Management

    • 17
      Overview (1:01)
    • 18
      Project Structure (4:14)
    • 19
      Bootstrapping with Authentication in Mind (5:21)
    • 20
      Application Multi-Environment Configuration (8:06)
    • 21
      Application Configuration via Command Line (7:27)
    • 22
      Application Life Cycle Platform Differences (5:09)
    • 23
      Native Application Events (8:49)
  • Application Architecture

    • 24
      Overview (1:55)
    • 25
      MVVM Pattern (2:09)
    • 26
      MVVM View Responsibilities (8:04)
    • 27
      Applying MVVM: The ViewModel (11:59)
    • 28
      Clean Architecture (4:50)
    • 29
      Applying Clean Architecture to Core (9:45)
    • 30
      Applying Clean Architecture to Infrastructure (5:44)
    • 31
      Auth Flow Business Logic: Injecting Repositories and Services (9:59)
    • 32
      Adding Dependencies: Storage (6:11)
    • 33
      Adding Dependencies: Logging (3:38)
    • 34
      Observable Property Decorator (5:04)
  • State Management

    • 35
      Overview (1:51)
    • 36
      Methodology (2:15)
    • 37
      App State (6:20)
    • 38
      App State Service (5:54)
    • 39
      Backlog View Model (4:05)
    • 40
      Backlog Page (2:07)
    • 41
      Backlog Repository (3:33)
    • 42
      Backlog Service (3:44)
    • 43
      Using App State (6:38)
    • 44
      Moving to the Server (6:05)
    • 45
      Expanding the State Object with CurrentUser (13:11)
  • Navigation

    • 46
      Overview (1:09)
    • 47
      Project Updates and Navigation Plan (3:33)
    • 48
      Login/Registration Navigation (3:28)
    • 49
      Routes and Nav Helper (5:09)
    • 50
      Controlling Login Navigation State and Transition (5:51)
    • 51
      Passing Data Between Pages (4:49)
    • 52
      Controlling Platform Specific Back Navigation (6:39)
    • 53
      Logging Out (3:09)
    • 54
      Programmatic Navigation (4:07)
    • 55
      Dynamic Page Loading (3:50)
  • Components

    • 56
      Overview (0:54)
    • 57
      NativeScript UI Intro (2:15)
    • 58
      Integrating the Side Drawer (8:43)
    • 59
      Application State for Custom Component (6:31)
    • 60
      Custom Menu Component (3:24)
    • 61
      Accessing Custom Properties in TypeScript (3:49)
    • 62
      Custom Component Binding (4:47)
    • 63
      Building a Custom TabStrip (9:16)
    • 64
      Floating Action Button (FAB) (4:51)
  • Scalable Modal Dialog Architecture

    • 65
      Overview (1:16)
    • 66
      Modal Dialog Implementation (9:37)
    • 67
      Reusable Modal Wrappers (4:59)
    • 68
      Scalable and Typed Modal List Picker (6:17)
    • 69
      Specialized List Selection Modal Dialog (7:04)
    • 70
      Nested Modal Pages (5:08)
    • 71
      Navigable Modal Pages with ActionBar (7:09)
  • DataForm and Native Editor Modifications

    • 72
      Overview (1:39)
    • 73
      DataForm Introduction and Setup (11:56)
    • 74
      DataForm Editors (4:25)
    • 75
      DataForm Commit Modes Workflow (7:21)
    • 76
      DataForm Manual Commit Mode (4:09)
    • 77
      Stepper Editor Native Modification Example (7:43)
    • 78
      Segmented Editor Native Modification Example (3:56)
    • 79
      Multiline Editor Native Modification Example (1:05)
    • 80
      Picker Editor Native Modification Example (1:55)
  • Native UI Control of Status Bar and ListView

    • 81
      Overview (1:31)
    • 82
      iOS Status Bar Colors (5:12)
    • 83
      Animating the Status Bar on iOS (3:01)
    • 84
      Android Immersive Full Screen Mode (2:36)
    • 85
      Android Status Bar Background Color (2:47)
    • 86
      Animating the Status Bar on Android (1:42)
    • 87
      Detecting ListView Scroll on iOS with the UITableViewDelegate (14:05)
    • 88
      Detecting ListView Scroll on Android with the OnScrollListener (4:49)
  • Part II : Updates

    • 89
      Overview of Project Updates (7:24)
    • 90
      Single UI Root for Extended Flexibility (6:39)
  • Leveraging the New UI Architecture - Global Popover

    • 91
      Overview (1:10)
    • 92
      Root Popover Container Layer (4:40)
    • 93
      UI Hierarchy Communication with Custom Events (7:39)
    • 94
      Custom Popover with Shared Load Logic (5:53)
    • 95
      Lazy Loading Global Popover Using Builder (4:13)
    • 96
      Event Bubbling and Platform Differences (5:12)
    • 97
      Adding Animation to Popover (2:17)
  • NativeScript Chart

    • 98
      Overview (1:17)
    • 99
      Getting Started with the Chart (4:41)
    • 100
      Chart Series (3:21)
    • 101
      Chart Categorical Axis (6:21)
    • 102
      Chart Styling (6:38)
    • 103
      Chart Interaction (6:47)
  • Internationalization

    • 104
      Overview (0:47)
    • 105
      Setting up i18n (5:22)
    • 106
      Translation Workflow (3:06)
    • 107
      Setting a Language (1:51)
    • 108
      Handling Locales (2:44)
  • Tracing and Error Reporting

    • 109
      Overview (1:12)
    • 110
      Tracing Basics (4:26)
    • 111
      Trace Built-in and Custom Categories (5:37)
    • 112
      How to Use a Custom TraceWriter (4:12)
    • 113
      Trace Message Types in Custom TraceWriters (3:02)
    • 114
      Error Reporting Infrastructure (2:19)
    • 115
      Reporting Trace Errors (3:17)
  • Exception Handling and Crash Reporting

    • 116
    • 117
      Custom Error Handler
    • 118
      Handling Exceptions in Production
    • 119
      Lazy Service Locator Pattern for Error Services
    • 120
      Handled and Unhandled Exceptions
    • 121
      Disable Native Exception Propagation
    • 122
      Third Party Crash Reporting and Analytics
  • Testing

    • 123
      Lessons TBD
      Planned Lesson
  • Preparing for Deployment

    • 124
      Lessons TBD
      Planned Lesson
  • Hardware Access

    • 125
      Lessons TBD
      Planned Lesson
  • Multithreaded Programming

    • 126
      Lessons TBD
      Planned Lesson
  • More Modules

    • 127
      Lessons TBD
      Planned Lesson

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Sebastian Witalec

Sr. Developer Advocate at Progress

Alex, thank you so much for creating this course. The architecture chapter alone is worth the price of the course, and saved me tons of time in the long run - time I would have spent reworking the solution over and over. Can’t wait for the next chapters.

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Microsoft MVP

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Thiago Glauco

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Vahid Najafi

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Kelvin O. Omereshone

Software developer 🥑. Modern Mobile Web Developer.

The Vue NativeScript introductory course is treated without unnecessary technical details. That allows you to be productive from day one.

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Sushan Baskota

Full Stack Java and Angular Developer.

One of the best courses I've ever done, simple, objective and practical. Congratulations to the NativeScript team.

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Helio Silva

Software Developer

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Chris Custer

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Just finished NativeScript-Vue Introduction - great course, well done Alex, will be signing up to do more!

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Paul Grimes

CTO of OK200

My experience with NativeScript coming from a web development background as a Javascript Developer is something words can't describe. No Java or Swift Skills required and I rock mobile application in a sec.

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Ekpoto Liberty

Software Developer & Sound Engineer

Well crafted step by step walkthroughs, very professional and worth the money.

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Brian Dillingham

Laravel, Vue, React, Tailwind developer.

Hi Alex. Thanks for your course NativeScript-Vue Introduction. It's really very helpful.

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