6. The Mechanics of Cordova Development

Each of the mobile platforms supported by Cordova has a process and tools you can use to test and, in the unlikely event your code has bugs, debug Cordova applications. In general, you can load a Cordova application into a device simulator or emulator, provided as part of the mobile platform’s SDK, or you can load an application onto a physical device. There are also third-party solutions you can use to test your Cordova applications within a desktop browser interface.

Some processes and capabilities apply across all supported mobile device platforms. In this chapter, I address the mechanics of Apache Cordova development. I begin the chapter by addressing some of the issues a Cordova developer must deal ...

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