Why remove the Console plugin?

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  1. Zinc
    Zinc avatar
    23 posts
    Member since:
    Aug 2013

    Posted 18 Nov 2014 Link to this post

    Just noticed that on your list of AppBuilder plugins ( http://docs.telerik.com/platform/appbuilder/creating-your-project/using-plugins/using-core-plugins/using-core-plugins ), for the Console plugin your webpage says:

    Lets you perform more advanced console logging.
    Make sure to disable this plugin when you build with the release configuration.

    What does the Console plugin do to make it undesireable on a published app? Does it severely impact performance on iOS?
  2. Kaloyan
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    871 posts

    Posted 21 Nov 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Zinc Mobile,

    Normally, writing in the console is an expensive operation in terms of performance. However, this is not the main reason for recommending to disable the Console plugin in release builds. The reason is that, due to the nature of hybrid applications, users can easily observe all of the printed in the console content. And this is something you would like to avoid (at least in most of the cases).

    However, excluding the Console plugin for published apps is far from mandatory and you are (and will be) able to include it in official (release) AppBuilder builds.

    I hope this helps.


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