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Issue 21
   
   
Date:   December 9, 2015
Telerik Developer Digest
   
   
Welcome
Welcome to the latest collection of the best articles from the Telerik Developer Network and around the web, curated by a group of Telerik developers just like you.
   
   
From the Telerik Developer Network
What I Learned from Working in Failed Platforms
Brian Rinaldi discusses the lessons that developers can learn from a career littered with devotion to failed platforms and tools.
Telerik Developer Network
CSS Preprocessing with Visual Studio
Ed Charbeneau details the options for package managers and task runners in Visual Studio 2015 and how to use them to automate a CSS preprocessing workflow.
Telerik Developer Network
Podcast: A Year in Review 2016 Predictions
On this episode of Eat Sleep Code, guest Burke Holland reviews the good, bad and ugly of software development in 2015 and makes predictions on what 2016 will bring.
Telerik Developer Network
Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC Supports ASP.NET 5 And MVC 6 RC
Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC product already supports the release candidate of the next major version of the .NET framework (ASP.NET 5 and MVC 6, respectively).
Telerik Blogs
   
   
Around the Web
NativeScript vs Ionic Framework, Should You Switch?
A comparison of the pros and cons of developing using Ionic and NativeScript and which, in Nic’s opinion, you should use.
Nic Raboy
Microsoft Edge’s JavaScript engine to go open-source
At JSConf US, Microsoft announced that they will open-source the core components of Chakra as ChakraCore, including all the key components of the JavaScript engine powering Microsoft Edge.
MSDN
Helping VIPs Care About Performance
Lara Hogan explains how to use metrics to get company VIPs invested in improving the performance of a site, such as showing them how it loads on mobile devices.
24 Ways
Must See JavaScript Dev Tools That Put Other Dev Tools to Shame
Eric Elliot shares a number of really useful tools for JavaScript and Node.js development.
Medium
Using V8 code caching to minimize app load time on Android
Georgi Atanasov explains the caching technique that was used to get a 4x improvement on Android load times.
NativeScript Blog
NativeScript button event not firing
Dan Wilson discusses an issue he had when building a NativeScript app and how he resolved it.
No Dans Club
The 5 Laws of Software Estimates
Steve Smith shares the “laws of estimates” that he says have applied to every custom software project that he’s been involved in.
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