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Upgrading to Ext JS 5: Tests Are Your Friend

Upgrading to Ext JS 5: Tests Are Your Friend

May 27, 2014 | Mats Bryntse

As we prepare for Ext JS 5 GA, it’s time for all of us to start reviewing our codebases as well as our test coverage to make sure our applications are well tested before the upgrade. In this guest blog post, Mats Bryntse shows you how to get started, even if you have no tests. You can start today and write a few Siesta smoke tests to help you get some assurance that your applications are working on the new version of Ext JS.

Using ViewControllers in Ext JS 5

Using ViewControllers in Ext JS 5

May 22, 2014 | Don Griffin

Ext JS 5 delivers some exciting improvements for you to use in your application architecture. We have added support for ViewModels and MVVM as well as ViewControllers to enhance MVC applications. Best of all, these choices are not mutually exclusive, so you can introduce these features incrementally or even blend them. Download Ext JS 5 to try them out.

Ext JS 5: MVC, MVVM and More

Ext JS 5: MVC, MVVM and More

May 20, 2014 | Arthur Kay

Application architecture is as much about providing structure and consistency as it is about actual classes and framework code, and building a good architecture unlocks a number of important benefits. In Ext JS 5, we’re adding optional support for the MVVM architectural pattern. Although MVC and MVVM are very similar software patterns, using MVVM has some specific benefits that can vastly reduce the amount of application logic developers need to write. Learn how and when to use the MVC and MVVM patterns.

Top Support Tips

Top Support Tips

April 30, 2014 | Sencha Support Team

Here are a couple of useful tips from the Sencha Support team. Learn how to control the scroll indicator autoHide configuration in Sencha Touch 2.3.0 and how to use Mouseenter Versus Mouseover event listeners in Ext JS.

Exploring the Layout System in Ext JS 5 and Sencha Touch

Exploring the Layout System in Ext JS 5 and Sencha Touch

April 24, 2014 | Ivan Jouikov

The layout system is one of the most powerful and unique parts of Sencha frameworks. Layouts handle the sizing and positioning of every component in your application. Ext JS and Sencha Touch have many similarities between them, and Ext JS 5 now supports tablets as well. In this article, we’ll take a look at how the layout system works across Sencha frameworks.

SenchaCon 2013: Top 10 Sessions You May Have Missed

SenchaCon 2013: Top 10 Sessions You May Have Missed

April 22, 2014 | Arthur Kay

SenchaCon 2014 is coming to the San Francisco Bay Area, November 10-13. Stay tuned for news on early bird discounts and sign up now to be notified when registration opens. In the meantime, here are our ten favorite technical content sessions from SenchaCon 2013.

Are You Ready for Ext JS 5?

Are You Ready for Ext JS 5?

April 15, 2014 | Arthur Kay

We recently released Ext JS 5 beta, and it has lots of new features. To help you prepare your application to take advantage of everything Ext JS 5 has to offer, we’ve created an upgrade checklist. Take a look, download the beta and share your feedback in the forum.

Delegated Events and Gestures in Ext JS 5

Delegated Events and Gestures in Ext JS 5

April 09, 2014 | Phil Guerrant

Prior to version 5, Ext JS was designed exclusively for use on desktop devices with traditional mouse input. With the release of Ext JS 5 beta, we’ve added support for touch input as well, which allows Ext JS to be used on a larger selection of devices, primarily tablets, but also laptops with touch-screens. In this article, you’ll learn how the framework handles touch events and event normalization between devices. Download the Ext JS 5 beta and check it out.

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.