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Nic Raboy
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Check out how to use a Couchbase NoSQL database to sync data between devices and platforms in an Ionic 2 hybrid mobile application.

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Check out my latest course, NativeScript for the Angular 2 Developer. It is a great way to learn both Angular 2 and NativeScript or apply your Angular 2 skills towards mobile application development. https://www.udemy.com/nativescript-for-the-angular-2-developer/?couponCode=ANGULARNATIVE

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As you know from the guides that I put out, I’m a Raspberry Pi collector.  I collect the full size units as well as the Pi Zero units.  In a previous post I explained how to emulate ethernet over a USB as a way to connect to a Pi Zero that is not using…

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By now you’re probably aware that I’m all about Amazon Alexa skills since I’m a proud owner of an Amazon Echo.  I had released a Alexa skill called BART Control and published a guide on creating a simple skill with Node.js and Lambda.  If you went through…

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Writing tests is a very important part of mobile application development, but not everyone does it.  It could be laziness, it could be because you don’t know how.  I fall into the category that I’m often too lazy to write tests.  I don’t have time to…

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When it comes to modern JavaScript development, there are a few different ways to handle asynchronous events or data.  You could use promises and callbacks, but as great as they are, present certain limitations.  This is where RxJS comes into play with…

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Recently I published my first skill for Amazon’s Alexa voice service called, BART Control.  This skill used a variety of technologies and public APIs to become useful.  In specific, I developed the skill with Node.js and the AWS Lambda service.  However,…

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Ionic Framework has been around for a few years now and has completely changed the way people develop hybrid mobile applications.  With Angular 2 and Ionic 2 nearing stable release, the Ionic 1 and AngularJS predecessor will be a thing of the past and…

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When it comes to saving data in an Ionic 2 mobile application, there are many ways to get the job done.  You can use the classic HTML5 local storage, but run the risk of compatibility problems between all available devices.  You can use SQLite, which is…

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Not too long ago I wrote an article regarding how to create a RESTful API using the Go programming language, but in it I only used mock data rather than an actual database.  What happens if we want to use a database with GoLang?  What database, or more…
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