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Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Spket IDE: Ext Support

Category: JavaScript, Sencha

Spket IDE, an Eclipse plugin, has added rich support for Ext JS. The powerful editor for JavaScript, XUL/XBL and Yahoo! Widget development. It provides features like code completion, syntax highlighting and content outline that helps developers productively create efficient JavaScript code. You can click around code to jump in and out of the codebase, which Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:51 am

4.1 rating from 32 votes

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Ext Accordion Control

Category: Component, Sencha

Jozef Sakalos has written an Ext Accordion control as discussed here. The accordion is very flexible, and can be embedded anywhere in your application, including as a floating widget. It also supports features such as drag and drop. It can be as simple as setting up some div’s and initializing via: < View plain text Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:29 pm

4.1 rating from 68 votes

Monday, June 11th, 2007

Ext 1.1 Beta + Feed Reader 3 Demo

Category: Sencha

Jack Slocum saw our post on the Joomla widget, and pointed us to a his FeedViewer 3 application, slated to be released with Ext 2.0: The FeedViewer example app has been rewritten from scratch for Ext 2.0. It is intended to be a good reference implementation of 2.0 and unlike the other examples which were Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:04 am

4.5 rating from 48 votes

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Ext JS Gears Integration

Category: Gears, Google, Sencha

In the “people keep playing with the new toy on the block” department: Rodrigo Diniz has created a simple application to show how you can take Ext JS and integrate it with Google Gears. The application ties into the Ext JS grid and shows,, etc.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:35 am
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4 rating from 45 votes

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Dow Jones Index Ajaxified

Category: Sencha, Showcase

The Dow Jones index site has a new look. They have taken Ext JS and as Claude Betancourt says: “use Ext 1.0 to render the Dow Jones Indexes intraday grid on the homepage and search results page as well as some utilities behind the scenes.”

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:42 am

4.3 rating from 74 votes

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

Ext 1.0: Build your own Ext

Category: JavaScript, Library, Sencha

We previously announced launching, and now Ext JS 1.0 has been released. You can see screenshots showing off the nice looking stuff and you can now customize your own build. First, you will select the base library (Prototype, jQuery, YUI) and then you will get a list of all of the components allowing you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:50 am

4.4 rating from 83 votes

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

Ext JS goes live

Category: Announcements, Sencha

We have been holding our breath a little on this one. Ext JS hasn’t been a secret, but the site wasn’t complete and live until now, and we didn’t want to hammer poor Jack Slocum with an Ajaxian post until he said he was ready! The new site launch comes with more than just the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:16 am

4.1 rating from 96 votes

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

Ext 1.0 for Prototype/

Category: Sencha

There was a lot of talk as YUI-EXT became Ext, and added jQuery into the list of supported libraries. It now appears that Jack Slocum is outdoing himself again and is also supporting Prototype and You can check out the examples and see the drop down tests to select the library. There is a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:06 am

4.5 rating from 77 votes

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Ext 1.0 for jQuery Approaches

Category: JavaScript, jQuery, Sencha, Yahoo!

Jack Slocum has an early preview release of Ext which shows the decoupling allowing either jQuery or YUI as a core library choice. It is getting very close, and now they just need to nail down items such as getting animations working just right in the jQuery version. Both teams are working together to finish Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:58 am

4.4 rating from 43 votes

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

Jack Slocum of Ext to support jQuery

Category: jQuery, Sencha

Jack Slocum is one of the best evangelists of YUI (in our opinion) as he gets cool stuff out there that uses YUI. Some of his newer features are not YUI-specific so his YUI-EXT project will become Ext, and will support other libraries. One of the fruits of this new world is the partnership announced Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

4.2 rating from 64 votes

Friday, January 12th, 2007

DomQuery – A lightweight CSS Selector / Basic XPath implementation

Category: CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Performance, Sencha

Jack Slocum is a machine. We had to add the new YUI-EXT category for him as he is coming up with such good material. His latest, is an article on DomQuery – A lightweight CSS Selector / Basic XPath implementation. Support for more complex schemas and document structures in the grid’s XMLDataModel class has been Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:10 am

4.1 rating from 50 votes

Monday, December 18th, 2006

Creating a reusable Ajax driven dialog with YUI

Category: Articles, Sencha, Yahoo!

Jack Slocum is back with an example for creating a reusable Ajax driven dialog with YUI. The example is an Image Chooser, and Jack goes through explaining how he build the application: Creating the Dialog Adding the Toolbar Working with Layouts DomHelper Templates JSON with JSON View

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:01 am
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4.4 rating from 52 votes

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

YUI Resizable Component

Category: Examples, Sencha, Yahoo!

Jack Slocum keeps ’em coming with his detailed post on a reusable component for resizing elements. Jack’s YAHOO.ext.Resizable component does what it says on the tin, and he shows you: Basic Resizable div Wrapped elements (e.g. text area inside) Preserve Ration (e.g. image resizing) Transparent Handles Customizable Handles Snapping to increments Animated Transitions < View Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:38 am

4.1 rating from 59 votes

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

Yahoo! UI: BasicDialog Updated

Category: Sencha, Yahoo!

Jack Slocum has updated his fantastic YAHOO.ext package yet again. The main changes are: CSS Sprites First off, many of the images for the TabPanel, BasicDialog, BorderLayout and Button classes have been made into CSS sprites. This should improve loading time for images and prevent flickering. All components developed in the future will use CSS Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:45 am

4.5 rating from 36 votes

Friday, October 20th, 2006

YUI BorderLayout: Rich cross browser layouts

Category: JavaScript, Library, Sencha, UI, Yahoo!

Jack Slocum has been Exploring Cross-browser Web 2.0 Layouts with Yahoo! UI. After realising that almost every desktop application and many of these new web interfaces all start with a common layout, he decided to create a reusable layout manager called BorderLayout in JavaScript. His requirements were: Must be cross-browser – JavaScript errors and inconsistency Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:27 am

4.4 rating from 38 votes

Monday, October 9th, 2006

YUI WordPress Comment System

Category: Sencha, Showcase, Yahoo!

Jack Slocum is at it again. He sat down thinking about revamping his WordPress comment system, and at 3am he was done. His new comment system is based on YUI and features: Block Comments: A “Block” is any paragraph, image, title or code in a post. When you select a block to comment on, it Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:02 am

4.3 rating from 56 votes