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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.

HTML5, Video, Canvas, and Ext JS

HTML5, Video, Canvas, and Ext JS

January 14, 2010 | David Davis

HTML5 is coming. All of us at Ext are excited to embrace the new standard as it gains acceptance. This post will examine two notable HTML5 developments – Video and Canvas. The video tag allows for native video rendering, removing the current need for third-party plugins like Flash. Likewise, the canvas tag has a clean yet very powerful API allowing you to draw complex graphics at the pixel level.

Advanced Plugin Development with Ext JS

Advanced Plugin Development with Ext JS

November 11, 2009 | Nige "Animal" White

When creating a cross browser RIA, choosing a framework with a plethora of components is where most of us look first. Selecting a framework that enables you the flexibility to enhance and expand its offering becomes very important. Fortunately, Ext JS has all the rich UI functionality that most applications require coupled with a vibrant community creating impressive extensions. Ext’s elegant design allows us to explore our creativity by adding new features to existing widgets.

Ext CDN - Custom Builds, Compression, and Fast Performance

Ext CDN - Custom Builds, Compression, and Fast Performance

November 18, 2008 | Abraham Elias

We are please to announce that Ext has partnered with CacheFly, a global content network, to provide free CDN hosting for the Ext JS framework. Cachefly’s globally distributed network and aggressive caching accelerate the delivery of web content like JavaScript and CSS, making for an even faster Ext experience.

Ext Charting and Mapping with Google Visualizations

Ext Charting and Mapping with Google Visualizations

October 13, 2008 | Aaron Conran

Creating cross-browser consistent visualizations of data without Adobe’s Flash plugin has always been a difficult issue to address. Google introduced a Visualization API earlier this year which enables you to present tabular data in the form of charts, maps, and other graphical representations without the need for Flash. (Some visualizations actually do use flash, but most are implemented with SVG and/or VML.) Working with different API’s can present hurdles as we attempt to massage the same data in two different data structures – one for a grid and another for a pie chart. To address this specific challenge, I developed a short user extension Ext.ux.GVisualizationPanel enabling users to integrate visualizations into Ext JS applications without concern for these issues. The GVisualizationPanel adapts any Ext data Store into the google’s format and enables you to embed any type of visualization into a panel.

Integrating Google Maps API With Ext JS

Integrating Google Maps API With Ext JS

July 01, 2008 | Shea Frederick

Theres no doubt that Google has some interesting and very useful JavaScript APIs – most of which I end up using over and over again. So why not package them up into an Ext component? Well thats exactly what I decided to do, adding a simple component centered around the Google Maps API.

Open Source FLOSS Exceptions

Open Source FLOSS Exceptions

April 28, 2008 | Jack Slocum

With our recent change to the GPL v3 some concerns have been brought up by the Ext Community. We are hoping to address some of those concerns via community discussion of two new FLOSS exceptions. The first step for us is the Open Source License Exception for Extensions. It is currently in draft status and we are seeking input from the community before we have it finalized.

Ext.ux.FileTreePanel for Ext 2.0

Ext.ux.FileTreePanel for Ext 2.0

March 17, 2008 | ReyBango

Allowing users to manage files remotely is a very common use case providing tremendous flexibility for applications that need to handle various files such as images, word processing documents, or spreadsheets. Ext.ux.FileTreePanel is a widget which can be used within Ext to provide easy file management of a directory structures stored on a server.