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Writing an Ext.Direct Backend in Node.js

Writing an Ext.Direct Backend in Node.js

January 08, 2014 | Juris Vecvanags

Some of you may have tried it, but there are still many developers who haven’t used this hidden gem — Sencha Ext.Direct. In this article, we will introduce you to Ext.Direct and provide examples of an Ext.Direct connector and backend for Node.js.

Getting Started with Sencha Touch 2: Build a Weather Utility App (Part 3)

Getting Started with Sencha Touch 2: Build a Weather Utility App (Part 3)

December 19, 2013 | Lee Boonstra

In this Sencha Touch tutorial, you will build the Do I need my Umbrella? app, a simple utility app that loads weather information from a web service — worldweatheronline.com. Based on weather codes, this app can predict if you need your umbrella or not. In part 3, we’ll talk about builds, and you’ll use Sencha Cmd and PhoneGap/Cordova.

Using the New App Watch Command in Sencha Cmd 4

Using the New App Watch Command in Sencha Cmd 4

December 12, 2013 | Don Griffin

Perhaps the biggest new feature introduced in Sencha Cmd 4 is the “sencha app watch” command. This command greatly streamlines the continuous process of making small changes and seeing them run seconds later. In this article, we will cover the basic operation of the app watch command and how you can customize its behavior.

Building a User Extension and Integrating It Into Sencha Architect 3 (Part 1)

Building a User Extension and Integrating It Into Sencha Architect 3 (Part 1)

December 10, 2013 | Aaron Conran

Regardless of the type of application you’re building, there is almost always room to create a custom component or user extension that can be used across projects or teams. This is the first article in a two-part series on building a user extension and integrating it into Sencha Architect. We will walk through some of the challenges in creating a robust user extension.

Re-skinning Your Apps Just Got Easier with Sencha Architect 3

Re-skinning Your Apps Just Got Easier with Sencha Architect 3

December 05, 2013 | Miroslav Bojic

There are many reasons why you might want to change the look and feel of your app. In this blog post, we will give you a quick run through of the Themes feature in Sencha Architect 3 and share a few tips. You’ll also learn how to export a theme built in Architect and use it with other Sencha Touch and Ext JS projects.

Getting Started with Sencha Touch 2: Build a Weather Utility App (Part 2)

Getting Started with Sencha Touch 2: Build a Weather Utility App (Part 2)

December 02, 2013 | Lee Boonstra

In this Sencha Touch tutorial, you will build the Do I need my Umbrella app, a simple utility app that loads weather information from a web service — worldweatheronline.com. Based on weather codes, this app can predict if you need your umbrella or not. In part 2, you will start to build an app theme, and you will use the code from part 1 of this tutorial.

Leveraging PhoneGap within Sencha Touch

Leveraging PhoneGap within Sencha Touch

November 25, 2013 | Ross Gerbasi

With the release of Sencha Touch 2.3 and Sencha Cmd 4, creating your cross platform hybrid applications has never been easier. PhoneGap is now a first class citizen in the Sencha Touch mobile workflow integrating seamlessly into the newly released, NodeJS based, PhoneGap command line interface. In this article, we’ll take a look at creating an app with Sencha Touch and PhoneGap.

Using Sencha GXT To Build Interactive Web Apps That Manage Big Data

Using Sencha GXT To Build Interactive Web Apps That Manage Big Data

November 21, 2013 | Arno Mittelbach

In this article, we’ll tell you how we used Sencha GXT at Datenwerke to build one of our products called ReportServer, an open source Business Intelligence platform. First, we’d like to share our vision of reporting and business intelligence, which has greatly influenced and continues to affect the development and design choices of our product.

Understanding Sencha Cmd Packages

Understanding Sencha Cmd Packages

November 19, 2013 | Don Griffin

In April of this year, as part of the rollout of Ext JS 4.2 and the new Neptune theme, we introduced support for packages in Sencha Cmd 3.1. In this article, we’ll dig into some of the inner workings of packages and see how to leverage them for perhaps their most common use case: to share code between applications.

Sencha Brings Tizen Support to the Touch Framework

Sencha Brings Tizen Support to the Touch Framework

November 14, 2013 | Gautam Agrawal

We are excited to announce the addition of Tizen support to the world’s most popular cross-platform HTML5 framework, Sencha Touch. Sencha Touch 2.3.1 is available immediately and comes with an exclusive Tizen theme for those of you building apps for the Tizen platform. Sencha Touch now supports an unprecedented list of platforms: iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows, and Tizen. Read more about the Tizen support in this blog, or if you cannot wait, just download Sencha Touch 2.3.1.