Manojkumar Murugesan, Developer Expert for NativeScript, checks in from the Silicon Valley of India and talks about interesting projects he's recently worked on.
Manojkumar is well known as a prolific helper on the NativeScript Forums.
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I'm a full-stack developer with over seven years of experience in building web and mobile applications.
I'm based in Bengaluru now, because it's the Silicon Valley of India.
At present, I'm working with ALTEN Calsoft Labs. I'm also an active freelancer at Upwork.
At present, I'm working on a mobile application that will act as a DMX lighting console.
I wrote my first NativeScript plugin recently: nativescript-vector-icons. It basically creates a PNG version of your font icon so that it can be easily used with components like TabView, ActionItem, etc. It's a simple plugin, but I was badly missing that feature in my apps. Hope to find time soon to share a few more plugins in my list.
I believe NativeScript already solved one of the biggest challenges I experienced in past years. I have been working with various SDKs for building mobile apps in the past years, started with Cordova, Sencha Touch, Ionic and later Titanium and React Native.
I use NativeScript and Pro UI. In the past, I've also used Kendo UI and Fiddler.
The biggest pain point might be having to work on older applications to implement new features or to fix bugs. The software might have been built years ago, use an entirely different build flow, be slower and lack the latest features from your language or framework. Often it feels as if it could be easier to rewrite the entire application rather than fixing the old code.
Jen Looper is a Developer Advocate for Telerik products at Progress. She is a web and mobile developer and founder of Ladeez First Media which is a small indie mobile development studio. In her spare time, she is a dancer, teacher and multiculturalist who is always learning.