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Announcing Public Beta of Ext JS 5

Announcing Public Beta of Ext JS 5

April 03, 2014 | Gautam Agrawal

Sencha Ext JS 5 beta is available for public access and evaluation. This release includes touch support, two-way data binding, grid gadgets, touch-optimized charts, routing and more. For all the Ext JS developers out there, this a great opportunity to help make this the best Ext JS release ever. We invite you to download the beta and share your feedback in the forum.

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.

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.

Survey Says: Windows Phone 8 Support Strong, HTML5 Important for Multi-Device App Dev

Survey Says: Windows Phone 8 Support Strong, HTML5 Important for Multi-Device App Dev

November 20, 2012 | Donovan Erba

We recently conducted a survey to our developer community about the impact that today’s multi-device world has on businesses and application development. Over 1,400 developers, managers, and IT execs responded and shared their insights on a variety of topics, including Windows Phone 8, Apple’s iOS 6, and the challenges of IT in a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) world.

A Survey of JavaScript Timers on Mobile

A Survey of JavaScript Timers on Mobile

July 16, 2012 | Michael Mullany

Desktop browsers have had high resolution, high consistency JavaScript timers for the last few years. As a result, many web developers have become used to creating production-quality animations using zero-second callbacks via setTimeOut() and setInterval(). However, on mobile devices, this style of animation programming can have subpar performance and consistency – we wondered if it was due to poorer timer implementations. We researched the issue and found that while older Androids and iPods have noticeably poorer timer implementations than desktop browsers, the most recent Android and iOS tablets and phones seem to have mostly caught up.

HTML5 Scorecard: The New iPad and iOS 5.1 — A Mixed Bag

HTML5 Scorecard: The New iPad and iOS 5.1 — A Mixed Bag

March 30, 2012 | Aditya Bansod

Our HTML5 scorecard typically focuses on what HTML5 developers need to consider when developing for a platform or mobile operating system. Both iPad 3 and iOS 5.1 are significant updates in the Apple ecosystem, and they impact HTML5 developers. In today’s HTML5 scorecard we’ll look at them independently, explore a few of the issues we found and give developers some guidance on how to work both the new iPad and with iOS 5.1.