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  • GraalVM is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

5.0

NativeScript

50%
13 Ratings
8.9

GraalVM

89%
38 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.0

NativeScript

80%
1 Rating

GraalVM

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

1.0

NativeScript

10%
3 Ratings
7.8

GraalVM

78%
31 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Progress Software Corporation

I gotta be honest, after a PoC period, we choose to rewrite the whole application in a different cross-platform app. Our developers had to invest a lot of time and effort to debug a lot of plugin-related issues, which we needed to utilize the android mobile phone capabilities. QR reader, special visualizations, and fine-tuning were really hard and often resulted in writing native Android code instead of using the shared Angular code. In the end, we think that writing a standalone Android app and an Angular app would have been a better alternative, as the shared code base was so unreliable that it did not save us any time.
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Oracle

Its well fit for the environment where applications are written in programming languages supported by GraalVM. It's [a] very powerful and reliable, high-performer Java Virtual Machine that provides the Java Development kit i.e JDK that has the ability to compile the Java apps ahead of time. Maintenance of this tool is simple and it [increases] the efficiency of the product since it requires few resources.
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Pros

Progress Software Corporation

  • True native app. The app uses native components and that is quite noticeable in the overall performance of the app. NativeScript is also awesome in the way we can access the native APIs, so we are never really constrained by the framework. If we need, we can just dive into the native APIs without leaving our environment and language (JS).
  • Cross-platform. Builds for Android and iOS. It deals with the platforms differences very well.
  • Support for Vue.js. Even though it is just a community effort, the NativeScript-Vue plugin is the best alternative to build native Apps with Vue.js. That was a major factor to go with NativeScript.
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Oracle

  • Best performance of applications
  • High efficiency of applications
  • Reduced hardware requirements
  • Lesser consumption of resources
  • Universal support to multiple programming languages
  • Reduced size of applications
  • Creation of virtual images for testing on Android and iOS mobile operating systems
  • Creation of native images
  • Excellent support
  • Documentations are detailed enough to learn and use easily
  • Easy to use
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Cons

Progress Software Corporation

  • The need to know the native Android and iOS APIs to access device hardware and other platform-specific functionality
  • Not all user interface components are available for free
  • NativeScript has no HTML and DOM, which requires some deep knowledge of different UI tools to be implemented instead
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Oracle

  • It should be possible to use GraalVM EE to distribute native images of JavaFX applications for mobile platforms, especially for Apple platforms.
  • Native Images are a game changer. However, compiling complex applications can be a pain. Better support for an improved transition process are a must.
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Pricing Details

NativeScript

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

NativeScript editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    The NativeScript framework and CLI are completely free and open source. NativeScript Sidekick is a free download to improve developer productivity with optional paid tiers for power users.

    GraalVM

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    GraalVM editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      GraalVM Enterprise is an entitlement with Java SE Subscription at no additional cost.

      Likelihood to Renew

      Progress Software Corporation

      The hybrid is ok but native is better for performance and the right use case I want to go for is the performance without dealing with too many development tools.
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      Oracle

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Progress Software Corporation

      The community support is excellent.
      They have a slack community as well as a discourse forum
      forum.nativescript.org
      Both of these offer community driven support.
      The forum is more for a threaded discussion. The slack community is more for a quick talk.
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      Oracle

      Like all Oracle tools, you can find a lot of documentation and also write down your questions in a forum. Sadly I don't see too many users so far but I hope it'll keep increasing and in a short period we will have more information and ofc issues fixed. So far, everything I needed I could find easily.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Progress Software Corporation

      Ionic Ionic is an excellent Angular-based framework for mobile, and it does give a lot of access to the native device api's. However, the technology is based on Cordova, which means the apps being built are just webviews, with html, css and JS all running on the UI thread, and potentially creating very slow experiences for users. NativeScript is a truly native solution, and so provides a faster user experience. ReactNative We evaluate ReactNative, and found it much the same as NativeScript. The main difference is that your JS is all written with React, while NativeScript lets you choose between normal JS, Angular, and Vue. For our team, Angular was the most appropriate choice.
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      Oracle

      GraalVM is at the top when it comes to executing Java applications in terms of speed. With its amazing fast ahead of its time compiler it helps in reducing the startup time of the applications. Also, the overall performance of the product is increased and reduces the latency as well. It supports multiple languages such as Groovy, Ruby, Javascript, R, Python, Scala, Java, Clojure, and many more.
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      Return on Investment

      Progress Software Corporation

      • The poor quality of NativeScript documentation has the potential to weigh heavily on development timelines, budgets, and QA resources in a NEGATIVE manner.
      • The poor interoperability of NativeScript plugins can significantly increase development time.
      • The need to seek out professional instruction to learn how to use NativeScript effectively may become a burden on your budget.
      • The number of breaking changes between versions of NativeScript, may cause your development efforts to lag further behind the most recent releases of NativeScript and your other chosen environments than you are accustomed to.
      • NativeScript still does not support the latest major version of Angular. Any significant changes to the other environment components of your systems may hold you back even further while NativeScript plays catch-up.
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      Oracle

      • Financial: Increased Java container count on the same hardware.
      • Performance: Decreased cold start time for container startup.
      • Training: Adopting GraalVM has a learning curve. This requires investment in time and resources. The benefits come through re-evaluating our current deployments for optimization.
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