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Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Sencha Touch: The end of native; A new touch framework for the Web

Category: JavaScript, Library, Mobile, Sencha

As I walked around Moscone last week, I saw some prophets speaking of a future that isn’t all Native. A future where the Web is the platform. Others saw it too: I pondered who would be behind the act and smiled as I had a good idea. The group behind this all is the newly Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:00 am

2.8 rating from 6 votes

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Sencha = ExtJS + jQTouch + Raphaël + Connect

Category: Sencha

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 Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:26 am

3.3 rating from 3 votes

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Ext JS 3.2 beta: stores, components, transitions, and themes

Category: Sencha

The Ext JS team have announced the 3.2 beta which includes new components and goodness. Take the animated DataView transitions for example: On top of that, the release includes: Multiple sorting and filtering on Composite Fields Slider improvements Toolbar plugins: ToolbarReorderer and ToolbarDroppable New Accessibility Theme: compliant with Section 508 of the Disabilities Act. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:12 am

3.5 rating from 71 votes

Friday, January 15th, 2010

A live video tool tip showcase of HTML5 video, canvas, and Ext

Category: Sencha, Showcase

David Davis of Ext doesn’t just have a cool name. He does cool stuff :) His latest post explains a showcase of melding HTML5 video and canvas support as he creates a live video tooltip. The example uses Ext JS web desktop and the code created delivers a special Panel that is able to deliver Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:26 am
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4 rating from 42 votes

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Smart GWT 2.0 turns a year old and get a blue skin for its birthday

Category: GWT, Sencha

Sanjiv Jivan has released Smart GWT 2.0, a big release for the project. The core updates are: GWT 2.0 support Smart GWT supports GWT 2.0 and continues to remain compatible with GWT 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7. This release is a drop-in upgrade for users of earlier versions of Smart GWT. The API’s of Smart GWT Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:00 am

3.6 rating from 57 votes

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Ext JS Designer Preview

Category: Sencha, Utility

Aaron Conran has published a new preview of Ext JS Designer which includes the new features: Duplicating Components Transforming Components Undo/Redo Configuration Searching Auto Updating Screenshots It is a great time for new tools popping out with Atlas coming along nicely too…. and a couple more being hacked on. Open Web Tools FTW! :)

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:15 am

3.2 rating from 81 votes

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Hide and Seek via Mouse

Category: Sencha, UI

It’s always nice when a basic shared idea with a simple proof of concept becomes something concrete, usable, and well explained. This is the case with Shea Frederick’s post titled Forwarding Mouse Events Through Layers. The aim of the technique is to provide an ExtJS plug-in that can capture dragged and dropped data from external sources, Read the rest…

Posted by webreflection at 6:30 am

4.3 rating from 63 votes

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Ext Designer Preview tool, to go with Ext 3.0

Category: Sencha

The Ext folks released Ext version 3 a few weeks back, but we were holding back for their blog post on the matter. There is a lot of great stuff in this release, much of which has been covered in other posts on the release candidates. What is new about the full release though is Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:37 am

3.7 rating from 113 votes

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Ext Updates: Ext JS 3.0, Ext GWT 2.0; New apps and sites running

Category: Sencha

There has be some interesting news in Ext land recently, so we wanted to do a quick roundup post to get it out there: Ext JS 3.0 RC2 Release – Stable, Robust, and Enhanced Some of the major fixes include: Items are now automatically laid out when they are first shown – rather than trying Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:59 am

4.3 rating from 86 votes

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Ext JS in Action Excerpts and Discount; Ext JS 3.0 RC update

Category: Sencha

Two pieces of news related to Ext JS hit at the same time. Firstly, Ext JS in Action has gone into early access mode, and Jesus Garcia has been kind enough to give the Ajaxian community some exclusive chapters for free: The Component Life Cycle This article is taken from the book Ext JS in Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:12 am

4.4 rating from 92 votes

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Ext Core released as MIT library

Category: Sencha

We all witnessed the full licensing toil wrt ExtJS over the years. Now the team has released Ext Core 3.0 beta with an MIT license. What is different? Ext Core is a subset of the upcoming Ext JS 3.0 release optimized for speed & file size. Developers familiar with Ext JS can leverage their existing Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:02 am

4.2 rating from 106 votes

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Ext JS and Adobe AIR

Category: Adobe, Bespin, JavaScript, Sencha

As we’ve been exploring ways to take Bespin to the desktop, we’ve looked closely at some of the single-site browser technologies and their individual APIs to work out which platform we favor. As we went through this exercise, Adobe AIR really impressed us with the richness of its JavaScript APIs which wrap native APIs (as Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 5:00 am

4.4 rating from 57 votes

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

ExtPlayer: Ext AIR classes get an update

Category: Adobe, Sencha

Aaron Conran has created a new set of AIR classes, as well as an example called ExtPlayer to show them off. Ext.air.MusicPlayer Ext 2.0.2 introduced an Ext.air.Sound class, which is useful for playing small sounds such as beep and chimes. In contrast, Ext.air.MusicPlayer is meant for long running sounds such as music and podcasts which Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:51 am
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4.3 rating from 79 votes

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

CDNs Gaining Broader Use with JavaScript Libraries

Category: Ajax, Cloud, jQuery, Sencha, Yahoo!

YUI and Google Most everyone knows that Google has really stepped up to the plate by helping many JavaScript library projects host their builds on the Google AJAX Libraries API. Apart from providing a central distribution point for these libraries, the bandwidth cost savings alone go a long way in helping frameworks service their users Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 11:16 am

4.1 rating from 50 votes

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Ext JS 3.0 Roadmap and Developer Tool

Category: Sencha

Alex Moore wrote in to highlight a couple of developments in the Ext JS community. First, the Ext JS roadmap has been updated with goals for the 2009-targetted 3.0 release: # All new lightweight, high-speed core base library # Flash Charting API # Ext.Direct – Remoting and data streaming/comet support # Integrated client-server data binding/marshaling Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 9:59 am

4.5 rating from 152 votes

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Testing Ext Applications With Selenium

Category: Sencha, Testing

Darrell Meyer has written a detail article on testing Ext applications, both Ext JS and GXT versions: Both Ext JS and Ext GWT applications can benefit from Selenium tests. In fact, with few exceptions, the tests created for one product should be interchangeable as both products produce the same DOM structure. With GXT applications, GWT Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:15 am

4.3 rating from 64 votes