In addition, the TSC noted that in this release there was a more holistic approach to managing the open-source components surrounding the framework. “This release is a testament to the effectiveness and true meaning behind the framework being community driven and governed by established open source guidelines,” the TSC wrote in a post.
In this release the language now targets es2017+ instead of es5. This allows for faster and more performant code. Developers will be able to utilize the latest ES advances, such as Nullish coalescing operator ??.
Other new features in NativeScript 7.0 include a @NativeClass() decorator and the addition of nativescript.config.ts to consolidate app configurations.
Looking forward to version 7.1, the TSC will be working on finishing remote cloud build options, adding accessibility features, expanding the framework’s use case applicability, and introducing Canvas 2d and WebGL support. More information can be found in the product roadmap here.