With Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference 2011 just a few weeks away, we thought it would be a good time to think about what they might announce at the sold-out event. We take a look at Mobile Safari from a web developer’s perspective to see what it needs to stay on top of the heap.
Well-known designer and developer, Joe McCann, recently spent a few days using Sencha Touch. We asked him to talk through his experiences of building his first application.
Developers often run into debugging hurdles when testing web pages for Android mobile devices. And, while the Android Developers Guide provides a solution, it’s a bit cumbersome and complex. In this article, our WebKit team provides a better solution called RemoteJS.
As device displays become denser and denser, finding the right method for creating resolution independent UI elements will become more and more important. This article shows you how to make your own scalable UI elements for WebKit.
Using standard Ext components and a couple of custom ones, you can create a great looking diff viewer for the web that requires no backend.
With close to 100 billion text messages sent every month in the U.S., text messaging has clearly become a communication medium many of us have come to rely on. Zipwhip, a text messaging utility for the web with a polished Ext-based user interface, aims to take texting to a new level. The team at Zipwhip were eager to share their enthusiasm and approach to building with Ext.
As developers, we spend countless hours researching best practices to build engaging software. Often we find ourselves implementing the same repetitive functionality to wire our frontend to our backend. We’ve become accustomed to partaking in complicated design patterns to help separate logic from presentation, forcing the browser to play the role of a dumb terminal. While the Web 2.0 movement has unshackled the web browser from that awful fate, accessing our server side logic remains mostly unchanged. Ext.Direct aims to solve this issue in Ext JS applications by providing a single communication point with the server-side.
The Ext Team is proud to announce the release of Ext JS 3.0 RC1.1 available for immediate download. This new version of the Ext framework is the culmination of many long hours of dedication by the Ext Team. We appreciate our community of testers and supporters whom have made the stability of this release possible. Ext 3.0 is another leap forward providing increased performance, consistency, flexibility and UI enhancements to make you more productive.
In collaboration with Adobe, Ext is releasing several new enhancements to the Ext.air package today. These include improvements to existing classes responsible for Sounds, Windowing and Database as well as new classes responsible for Notification, Clipboard and File System Interaction. We have also added new samples demonstrating how to use these new features. One of these examples is ExtPlayer, a simple MP3 player, that leverages the new Ext.air.MusicPlayer and Ext.air.Notify classes. You can install ExtPlayer or download the source.