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Sebastian Witalec, Technical Evangelist for Progress/Telerik talks about NativeScript framework
17 October 2017   766

NativeScript is a free and open source JavaScript framework for building native iOS and Android apps. Add to that Angular with TypeScript and you will get a truly amazing combination. Then chip in some drones and robots with a BLE API and you are ready to rock.

But I know what you’re thinking: another way of building apps? What makes NativeScript special? Here are a few cool things:

  • Direct access to native APIs—no plugins required. Want to create a file on Android? Run new java.io.File()—in JavaScript!
  • Completely native performance through the use of a JavaScript bridge natively available on all three mobile platforms.
  • Cross-platform libraries for common use cases. Need to call a JSON API? Run http.getJSON
  • Style native apps using CSS. Yep, that’s actually a thing.

Speaker is Sebastian Witalec. He is a Technical Evangelist for Progress/Telerik with over 8 years of experience in software engineering and architecture. Sebastian has passion for all types of technologies. However in the last few years his focus shifted towards cross platform Mobile development where he gained experience with Apache Cordova and NativeScript. He is always happy to learn about the new stuff and to pass the knowledge as far as his voice (or the wire) can take him. Sebastian is based in London, UK actively working with various Dev communities in the area. When not acting techie he is a massive football fan/player (probably bigger at heart than skills). 

TIOBE Index for July 2018 Released

Top programming lanuages for July 2018 index released: TypeScript continues to gain popularity 
09 July 2018   204

TypeScript entered the top 50 of the TIOBE index. A month earlier it appeared for the first time in the top 100 on line 93. TS is slowly catching up on the popularity of its competitor Dart from Google and behind it by 26 positions. TIOBE attribute this success to TypeScript with the popularity of the Angular framework, the latest versions of which are written in TS.

Objective-C returned to the top ten, Haskell - in the top 50. The scripting language Lua rose from 36 to 25 places. But F #, flew to the 36th line, losing 19 positions.

TIOBE July 2018 top 20
TIOBE July 2018 top 20

Since this month, two new programming languages have been added to the rating: Chapel and Pony. They took 97 and 173 places respectively.

TIOBE Index July 2018 Trends
TIOBE Index July 2018 Trends

The popularity of JavaScript is still high. All first half of 2018, the language spent in the top 10 and lost only 2 positions in February.

It is important to note that the rating does not show the "best" programming language, but only reflects the interest of IT industry representatives. The authors of TIOBE take into account the number of specialists around the world using a certain language, the number of language courses on educational resources, analyze the popularity of the AP with the help of the search engines of Google, Bing, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube, Baidu and others.