NativeScript 8.0 shines on Apple M1, Webpack
With the addition of Apple M1 backing, NativeScript accommodates Apple’s new system-on-a-chip (SoC) technology. The Apple M1 is Apple’s own SoC for the Mac. Designed to replace Intel processors, it debuted in November 2020.
Webpack 5 was released in October 2020, focusing on areas such as improving performance through persistent caching and improving compatibility with the web platform. NativeScript 8.0 enables simpler configuration for Webpack.
Unveiled March 31, NativeScript 8.0 also offers these new capabilities and improvements:
- Support for CSS
box-shadow, for adding shadow effects around an element’s frame, and for CSS
text-shadow, to add shadows to text.
<RootLayout>is a new layout container extending from
GridLayoutand offering APIs for dynamic view creation and layering.
@nativescript/debug-iospackage adds debugging tools to an iOS app.
- Plug-ins for Apple Pay and Google Pay.
hiddenbinding property is featured for more performance dialing cases.
- A NativeScript Best Practices Guide.
To update to NativeScript 8, developers can use NPM:
npm i -g nativescript