Sencha Desktop Packager is a new product, included with the Sencha Complete: Team bundle, which enables you to take your existing Ext JS web application and package it as a native desktop application. From here, you may deliver your application to your customers who are running Windows and Mac OS X
If you develop Ext JS applications with a lot of data, you’ve probably spent a lot of development time on data transformation and synchronization with your back-end system. There are lots of ways to transfer data. For our systems, we chose Ext.Direct. Ext.Direct is a specification from Sencha and is implemented in the Ext JS and Sencha Touch libraries.
Marketo delivers marketing automation and sales effectiveness software that helps fast-growing small companies and global enterprises alike. Known for providing breakthrough innovation and fueling explosive growth, Marketo was named one of “America’s Most Promising Companies” by Forbes. The company has used Sencha Ext JS since 2007 to build the UI for their award winning software.
Incentrak presents information using an Ext JS 4.1-based graphical user interface that leverages Ext JS geo mapping capabilities in combination with a Jasper-based reporting engine, token-based Spring security, RESTful Web Services, a Spring scheduled task engine, and a custom financial engine on a secure application server.
The Sencha data package offers a number of different proxies to connect your application to all kinds of data. With the release of Ext JS 4.1.2 in Sencha Complete: Team, developers can now point to SOAP web services. With SOAP being one of the most popular web service protocols out there, this will allow developers a new option for connecting their applications to data.
We’ve been working on various tools that make a Sencha developer’s life easier, and we started with Sencha Architect. Our new plugin makes it even easier to use Architect by providing a full set of code completion and code assistance features for Eclipse.
Today we’re excited to announce the availability of our newest bundle, Sencha Complete: Team. Over the last few years, we’ve been working hand in hand with our customers as they use Sencha technologies to make more complex and mission critical applications on both desktop and mobile. Sencha Complete: Team is intended to help teams of developers be more productive, connect their apps more easily to back-end data sources, and have more flexibility in deployment.
One of the first questions I always hear when starting with a new client is “How can I build unit tests for my application?”
It’s obvious that many people understand the benefits of unit tests – developers want to minimize the number of bugs in their code and managers want to reduce the amount of time required to test an application before release. Although the concept of unit testing has existed for years, software teams are only now beginning to explore building tests for their Rich Internet Applications (RIAs).
Extensions provide developers with valuable features beyond those that ship in Sencha’s frameworks, and are a very important part of the Sencha platform. At Sencha, we are investing to improve the ecosystem of extensions on our platform and I wanted to share an early look at our progress.