Last week, Yahoo announced they are immediately stopping all new development on their Yahoo User Interface (YUI) library. The Sencha Ext JS framework and YUI have a kinship and a long history together, so we wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on our past and discuss what the future holds.
The 2007 introduction of the iPhone ushered in a new era of mobility. We now expect our applications and data to be accessible on the most convenient network-connected device. Our appetite for mobile technology has resulted in a massive influx of mobile devices supporting a myriad of different mobile operating systems.
Recently we’ve heard some myths being repeated about mobile HTML performance that are not all that accurate. Like good urban myths, they sound compelling and plausible. But these myths are based on incorrect premises, misconceptions about the relationship between native and web software stacks and a scattershot of skewed data points. We thought it was important to address these myths with data that we’ve collected over the years about performance, and our own experiences doing optimizations of mobile web app performance.
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
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.
I wanted to share my thoughts on learning Ext JS 4.1 from a developer new to Sencha. The article highlights my initial progress, perceptions, and discoveries in learning Ext JS.