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Monday, October 13th, 2008

Tying great visualizations to Ext charts and maps

Category: Sencha

Aaron Conran has developed a nice Ext extension to tie that world to the Google Visualization API: Working with different API’s can present hurdles as we attempt to massage the same data in two different data structures – one for a grid and another for a pie chart. To address this specific challenge, I developed Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:37 am
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3.5 rating from 212 votes

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Ext JS Key mapping; Keyboard handling as a first class citizen

Category: Sencha, Usability

I am a strong believe in making the keyboard a first class citizen for your applications, including on the Web. Thus, I was interested to read how Ext JS has keyboard handling that ties into the entire system: Ext.KeyMap Ext provides several components that support keyboard navigation out of the box such as GridPanel, ComboBox, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:28 am

4.3 rating from 75 votes

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Ext GWT 1.1 Released

Category: GWT, Sencha

Darrell Meyer has announced the release of Ext GWT 1.1 which is said to “shortens the feature set gap between Ext JS.” New Features The Grid component wraps the Ext JS grid, and it includes support for grid plugins which fit into component lifecycles. You can also use a subclass, EditableGrid which…. allows you to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:25 am

4.3 rating from 64 votes

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

Ext 2.2: History, Selectors, FileUploader, and more

Category: Sencha

Ext 2.2 has been released, and it has features to complement the usual maintenance bug fixes and performance updates (Ext now works better in Firefox 3). New features include: CheckboxGroup / RadioGroup Technically, while the individual Checkbox and Radio controls are not new, they may as well be, considering the overhaul they have had in Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:49 am

3.8 rating from 118 votes

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Django and ExtJS Grids with Filters

Category: Python, Sencha

Are you an ExtJS and Django user? If so, you will want to check out this article by Matt of Tangible Worldwide on Using ExtJS’s Grid Filtering with Django. He goes into detail on how to tweak the grid filtering system that is aimed at PHP, and getting it to work in a way that Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:38 am
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4.1 rating from 74 votes

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Live Scrolling via Ext’s LiveDataPanel Widget

Category: Sencha

Many developers really like the live scrolling functionality popularized by DZone. As you scroll down the page, a XHR call is made which pulls back data and instantly refreshes and allows you to continue to scroll down almost endlessly. Aaron Conran has built a widget for the Ext JS library which provides this functionality in Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:00 am
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4.5 rating from 77 votes

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Ext GWT 1.0: GWT 1.5 support, new APIs, performance, and docs

Category: GWT, Sencha

Darrell Meyer has announced Ext GWT 1.0. This is the first fully stable release of the product and it includes a lot of goodies including: Documentation: new screencasts of the various steps GWT 1.5 support: “Ext GWT is a 100% native GWT application written in Java. Ext GWT does not wrap any 3rd party JavaScript Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:15 am

4.3 rating from 81 votes

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Leveraging Ext JS on the Server via Jaxer

Category: Aptana, Sencha

When Aptana released Jaxer, it really excited the community because you could now leverage your client-side skills on the server end of things. Rich Waters of Ext JS talks about how to leverage Ext JS on the server via Jaxer. The code created by Rich creates a Ext JaxerStore which allows you to run queries Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:00 am
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4.2 rating from 79 votes

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

WiiExtJS: Building Ajax apps that run on the Wii Opera browser

Category: Opera, Sencha

Shea Frederick has posted on building Wii-friendly web pages using the ExtJS library. Shea focuses on the various issues that come up when building something for the Wii resolution, screen size, input types, and more. For example, check out the layout: < View plain text > javascript Ext.ns(‘Ext.ux.layout’); Ext.ux.layout.wii = Ext.extend(Ext.layout.FitLayout, {     setItemSize Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:12 am

4.6 rating from 78 votes

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Ext JS responds with Open Source FLOSS Exceptions

Category: JavaScript, Sencha

Jack Slocum and his team are listening, and appear to be working with the community to clear things up: With our recent change to the GPL v3 some concerns have been brought up by the Ext Community. We are hoping to address some of those concerns via community discussion of two new FLOSS exceptions. The Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:11 am

3 rating from 2 votes

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

OpenEXT: The fork

Category: Editorial, JavaScript, Sencha

OpenEXT is here. It is a fork of Ext JS 2.0.2, which was under an LGPL license (kinda…. with some invalid, non-open source licensing). The crux of the fork is: Ext are claiming that a fork of the existing 2.0 version is not legal, due to the way they applied the LGPL. This is likely Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:07 am

2.3 rating from 277 votes

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Ext JS and the fun with Open Source licenses

Category: Editorial, Sencha

There has been a lot of noise revolving around Ext JS and the open source license decisions. Under the original license (LGPL-ish) many thought that it wasn’t actually an open source license at all. Jack changed to GPL last week when he announced version 2.1, but others have been upset with views on forking the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:03 pm

4.7 rating from 82 votes

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

To GWT Ext or to Ext GWT?

Category: GWT, Sencha

One part of the Ext JS 2.1 release was the prominence of the sub project Ext GWT, a project that lets you code in Java with GWT while using the Ext components and framework. But wait a minute, I thought that that project was GWT-Ext? Or wasn’t there something called MyGWT too? Confused? Didier Girard Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:55 am
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3.5 rating from 94 votes

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Ext JS 2.1 Released

Category: Sencha

Ext JS 2.1 has been released. In this point release the featured changes are: Full REST support Added Ext.StatusBar Component and Samples Added Ext.Slider Component and Samples Added Example to demonstrate Remote Loading of Component Configs Added Grid Filtering Sample Added Layout Browser Sample Added Spotlight Sample Even more importantly, the license has changed to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:38 am

4.1 rating from 115 votes

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

JavaScript, C#, and ExtSharp

Category: .NET, Sencha

Colin Ramsay thinks that JavaScript and C# can be scarily similar as he shows an ExtJS example: < View plain text > javascript var win = new Ext.Window({     title: ‘Order Viewer’, layout: ‘border’,     width: 500, height: 500,     modal: true, resizable: false, closable: false, draggable: false,     items: [ Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:06 am
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4.5 rating from 61 votes

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Using the YouTube API via Ext

Category: Ajax, Sencha

With the YouTube API recently released, there’s bound to be lots of cool controls coming out soon. Thorsten Suckow-Homberg spent a weekend hacking up a Ext-based user extension that leverages YouTube’s chromeless API to build The Ext.ux.YoutubePlayer. The Ext.ux.YoutubePlayer allows developers to embed youtube videos into Ext applications, using native Ext components for controlling the Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:00 am

4.6 rating from 78 votes