Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
Whenever you name your company after your first product you run into the issue that people think that is who you are. The company behind ExtJS has grown up a lot recently, and partly to show that, now come to you as Sencha, a new identity.
They have also clearly separated their GPL/commercial offerings from their MIT projects.
- Ext JS for web developers — for quickly building rich, sustainable web applications for desktop browsers;
- Ext GWT for Java developers — enables Java developers to build rich user experiences leveraging the Google Web Toolkit compiler;
- Ext Designer — for easily assembling user interfaces using drag-and-drop functionality.
- jQTouch: a progressive enhancement style, mobile library providing lightweight animation and UI plugin for JQuery;
- Raphaël: a rich SVG library for developing vector graphics applications on the web;
- Connect: an application framework that combines Rack and Node.js to provide a lean, event-driven application server.
Hiring Dmitry Baranovskiy to work full time on Raphaël is awesome, and Jonathan Stark is now running jQTouch. David Kaneda, creator of jQTouch, is also at the company and I think we will hear about what he has been working on soon.
It really feels like the new crew behind Sencha are looking to be a driving force for the HTML5 revolution, breaking out beyond their strong Ext* roots. It is going to be exciting what they announce next….. a prophet once told me …..
Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:26 am