Archive of: October, 2017

  • Using CSS grid layout with Ionic

    Using CSS grid layout with Ionic

    Creating responsive table-like layouts with CSS has always been a challenge to implement - until CSS Grid came along that is....

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  • Essential testing approaches for Ionic

    Essential testing approaches for Ionic

    A developer is only as good as the code they write but how do we determine the quality of that code? In the following article I want to take you through what I believe are the essential testing steps you need to take when developing Ionic applications...

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  • Using Firebase Cloud Firestore with Ionic

    Using Firebase Cloud Firestore with Ionic

    Firebase have recently released their beta version of Cloud Firestore - a NoSQL Cloud Database for data storage and syncing with client devices.

    Fortunately we can start using this with Ionic straight away...

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  • What to expect with Ionic 4

    What to expect with Ionic 4

    The team at Ionic are marching ever rapidly towards releasing version 4 of their hybrid application framework.

    Here's a quick overview of what to expect...

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  • Unit testing Promises in Ionic

    Unit testing Promises in Ionic

    One of the most common problems I hear from developers is how to unit test asychronous code.

    In the following tutorial I'm going to demonstrate how we can unit test Promises using Facebook's Jest testing framework...

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  • Adding email functionality to an Ionic application

    Adding email functionality to an Ionic application

    Adding the ability to send (or more accurately, trigger the sending of) e-mail messages from Ionic is relatively simple and straightforward.

    In this tutorial I guide you through how to accomplish this...

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  • Firebase optimisation rules

    Firebase optimisation rules

    Firebase is an excellent choice for web/app developers looking for a complete backend service to power their applications.

    Over the course of the following tutorial I'm going to take you through some optimisation tips and techniques to speed up your app's performance...

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  • Optimising Ionic framework applications

    Optimising Ionic framework applications

    In this tutorial I'm going to share some tips and suggestions for optimising the performance of your Ionic applications on mobile...

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