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iOS 7.1: The Bug Fix Release Arrives

iOS 7.1: The Bug Fix Release Arrives

March 12, 2014 | Michael Mullany

Last October we reviewed the web implementation in iOS7.0. We were disappointed in the release, and said that "the sheer number of bugs and broken features, clearly mark this release as a beta". Now that iOS 7.1 has just shipped, we decided to revisit our assessment and see how much progress Apple has made polishing the product.

App Inspector for Sencha Touch and Ext JS Developers

App Inspector for Sencha Touch and Ext JS Developers

March 12, 2014 | Arthur Kay

App Inspector for Sencha 2.0 is a Google Chrome Developer Tools extension for debugging Sencha apps. It offers support for Ext JS (4.x) and Sencha Touch (2.x) apps and is available to the community now from Sencha Labs, our non-profit foundation. Check out the code on GitHub and view the screencast.

BYOD 2.0 Is Here

BYOD 2.0 Is Here

March 06, 2014 | Nick Harlow

BYOD 1.0 is over. Organizations have recognized the many shortcomings of existing Enterprise Mobility Management solutions and want more. In this article, we’ll explore how companies can future-proof their enterprise mobility strategy by using a managed runtime to deploy pure HTML5 apps. BYOD 2.0 is here and ready to deliver.

Addressing Mobile Data Security (Part 2)

Addressing Mobile Data Security (Part 2)

February 27, 2014 | Nick Harlow

In Part 1 of this series, we explored how the increasing cost of data breaches coupled with the risk of increased mobility poses formidable challenges for IT-based organizations. In this article, we will examine how adding a solution that provides application-level strong cryptography for data both in-motion and at-rest can help to strengthen the security posture of today’s MDM/MAM solutions.

Announcing Sencha GXT 3.1 Beta

Announcing Sencha GXT 3.1 Beta

February 26, 2014 | Gautam Agrawal

We’re excited to announce the release of Sencha GXT 3.1 beta, available on our download page and from Maven Central. This latest release of GXT introduces Theme Builder, a new tool for theming GXT applications, as well as the Neptune theme built entirely with this tool, adds support for GWT 2.6, and fixes a variety of bugs reported by our users. We’d like to gather feedback from our community while we prepare for the general availability of GXT 3.1.

Connecting Your Sencha Touch Apps with Windows Azure

Connecting Your Sencha Touch Apps with Windows Azure

February 25, 2014 | Arthur Kay

At SenchaCon 2013, our CEO Michael Mullany announced the beginning of a strategic partnership with Microsoft that connects our developer communities, combining the power of Sencha Touch with the capabilities of Windows Azure cloud services. In this article, I’ll introduce you to the Sencha Touch Extensions for Windows Azure and give you some tips on getting started with using it in your Sencha Touch applications.

Creating Theme-Specific Overrides in Ext JS

Creating Theme-Specific Overrides in Ext JS

February 19, 2014 | Lee Boonstra

Ext JS provides a number of functions that make it simple to create and work with classes. It also provides a series of functions to extend or override existing JavaScript classes. This means you can add behaviors and create your own classes, or override the behavior of some functions. In this article, we will show you how to use theme-specific class overrides.

Introducing Sencha.com/videos

Introducing Sencha.com/videos

February 17, 2014 | Luke Kilpatrick

Over the years we’ve been producing videos on building better HTML5 apps, JavaScript tips, and thought-provoking conversations from around the world. Most of these videos have been available on our Vimeo channel, but now we’ve created a channel on our own site to make them easier to find.

Addressing Mobile Data Security (Part 1)

Addressing Mobile Data Security (Part 1)

February 12, 2014 | Nick Harlow

The cost of data breaches has continued to climb in recent years. In its 2013 annual survey on the cost of data breaches, the Ponemon Institute reported that the cost of a data breach has once again increased year-over-year. For organizations whose data breaches resulted from malicious attack, the cost of the breach per compromised record was actually higher than if the breach had occurred due to a system failure or unintentional human factor.