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Monday, March 24th, 2008

Ext-based Jabber Client

Category: Sencha

The Ext JS user community has been extremely active producing some very cool user extensions to the framework. A new project that recently showed up is a Jabber client that includes: Full rostermanagment Instant notifications Desktop look and feel Tabbed chats Wysiwyg messages You can test out the Jabber client here: You can use Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 2:28 pm

4.5 rating from 57 votes

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

To ExtPHP, or to PHP-Ext?

Category: JavaScript, PHP, Sencha

I got emails on the same day from two developers letting me know about ExtJS wrappers for PHP. PHP-Ext First, Sergei Walter Guerra told me about PHP-Ext “an open source widget library written for PHP 4 and 5 to empower the UI Layer.” The API looks like this: < View plain text > php echo Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:54 am

3.4 rating from 148 votes

Monday, February 25th, 2008

Ext Releases v2.0.2 with Adobe AIR Support

Category: Adobe, Ajax, Sencha

To coincide with the release of Adobe’s AIR v1.0, the Ext team released v2.0.2 of the Ext framework with enhanced support for the new AIR runtime. The Ext and Adobe teams collaborated during the AIR beta process to ensure that support for the updated AIR API and security sandbox would be available to Ext users Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:00 am

4.5 rating from 79 votes

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Jack is back: Ext for Air and Vista

Category: Examples, Sencha

Jack had posted a couple of entries back to back in the world of Ext. First, he has been playing with Air again, and quickly wrapped the Ext 2.0 docs in Air, which would have been helpful when I was hacking the Ext toy on the plane: Second, he has been playing with Vista gadgets Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:27 am

4.4 rating from 51 votes

Monday, February 18th, 2008

.Net and Ext: Coolite has the Answer

Category: Sencha

The Ext team has posted about a new community initiative that has been kicked off by Coolite, the same guys that brought you the cool ninja-inspired DateJS parsing library. Coolite Studio, a suite of professional ASP.NET Web Controls built on the Ext JavaScript Framework, aims to make it easy for .Net developers to use Ext’s Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 10:55 am

3.6 rating from 53 votes

Monday, February 11th, 2008

GWT Ext 2.0 Released

Category: GWT, Sencha

When making ChartMaker on the plane, I was tempted to use GWT Ext, but it didn’t support Ext 2.0 yet so I held off. However, at JavaPolis I was told about the work being done by Sanjiv Jivan, and he has just released GWT Ext 2.0 which “is a powerful widget library that provides rich Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:30 am

4.3 rating from 97 votes

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Ext JS IDE Support Roundup

Category: JavaScript, Sencha

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the different IDEs and the support they offer for the various JavaScript libraries. Ext’s uber-coder, Jack Slocum, has put up a blog entry explaining which IDEs support the Ext JS framework: The Ext 2.0 API is very extensive and remembering all of the functions, properties or configs Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 11:36 am
1 Comment

4.3 rating from 44 votes

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Lipsiadmin: Rails 2.0 Ext Admin

Category: Rails, Sencha

Lipsiadmin is a framework that generates Ext 2.0 views on top of your Rails 2.0 application, a compelling duo indeed. You can strap into your migrations to add menus such as: < View plain text > ruby # I will create also my menu menu = Menu.create(:name => "Articles", :admin => true, :position => 1) Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:47 am

4.3 rating from 47 votes

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Ext 2.0.1 Released, Community Projects Continue to Grow

Category: Sencha

The Ext team released version 2.0.1 of Ext JS. This is a maintenance release that fixes several issues with the 2.0 release. Some notable issues that have been addressed include: Fixed various overflow/scroll issues related to form fields and grid Workaround included for the Firefox 2.0/Mac overflow:auto invisible scrollbar bug Fixed several issues related to Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:50 am

4.3 rating from 56 votes

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Ext Scaffold Generator Plugin for Rails

Category: Examples, Rails, Ruby, Sencha

Martin Rehfeld has released a Rails plugin that generates Ext JS scaffolds The Ext Scaffold Generator Plugin provides a custom MIME type alias :ext_json to be able to handle requests from the Ext frontend separately. The generated controllers show how to do this. To make data delivery to the Ext frontend easy, the plugin extends Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:54 am

3.8 rating from 36 votes

Monday, January 21st, 2008

ExtTLD: Create Ext components with XML

Category: Java, JavaScript, Sencha

Jaroslav Benc has created ExtTLD, a JSP taglib generator that creates Ext JS components from your Java projects, using XML syntax: Roadmap Hibernate integration – HibernateStore component DWR integration etc. Eclipse plugin UX Tags: Ext.ux.*, Ext.portal.*, Ext.feedreader.*, Ext.desktop.* How ExtTLD works with ExtJS ExtTLD is using a constructor definition to generate ExtJS code. Every component Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:12 am

4 rating from 67 votes

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Ext 2.0 and ColdFusion

Category: ColdFusion, Sencha

Adobe adding the Ext framework to ColdFusion 8 was a great idea as it allowed CF developers to leverage some of the best UI components out there. The main downside is that it’s using Ext v1.0, two releases past what’s currently available. With Ext 2.0 out and tearing it up, it’s no wonder that CF Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:26 am

3.4 rating from 12 votes

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

ChartMaker: Ext 2 UI on top of the Google Chart API

Category: Google, Sencha, Showcase

Reposted from my personal blog entry on ChartMaker. I had an 11 hour flight from London to SFO. What was I going to do? I had a couple of books with me. The in-flight movies were average, and even in business class they didn’t have the on-demand system, so if you missed the start you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:12 am

4.1 rating from 30 votes

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Ext.CFC: Easing Integration with Ext and Adobe ColdFusion

Category: ColdFusion, Sencha

Ext.CFC isn’t about the greenhouse gasses, but instead abstracts out Ext components into the land of CFML: “The Ext library is packed with tons of cool features, but like most CF programmers, I was initially interested in the Grid Panel. The Grid panel is implemented in ColdFusion 8 using the <cfgrid>, <cfgridcolumn>, and <cfgridrow> tags. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:02 pm

3.7 rating from 43 votes

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

Ext 2.0 Final Released

Category: Announcements, Sencha

We have seen the betas and the release candidates. Now we see the final release of Ext 2.0. Major congratulations to Jack, Rey, and the entire Ext community. The Ext team is proud to announce that the official release of Ext v2.0 is available for download. This new version of the Ext framework is the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:37 am

4.6 rating from 118 votes

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

TWikiStudio on Ext

Category: Sencha, Showcase

Dov Katz ported the TWiki install for JSLoader to use Ext 2.0. The end result is TWikiStudio, a nice looking tool for managing (view/edit/search) a TWiki ( installation.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:20 am

3.2 rating from 24 votes