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SenchaCon 2015 is Ready to Roll

SenchaCon 2015 is Ready to Roll

November 13, 2014 | Kristin Brennan

SenchaCon 2015 is April 7-9 and will take place in the San Francisco Bay Area. Registration is now open. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to rub elbows with Sencha users from around the globe and see how they use Sencha to drive their businesses. Sign up now to get super early bird pricing. It’s only available to the first 100 registrants!

4 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a JavaScript Framework

4 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a JavaScript Framework

October 02, 2014 | Arthur Kay

Over the last five years, there’s been an explosion of innovation in both web and native technologies. With the rapid release of libraries, frameworks and tools, developers now have many options to create applications. But, have design patterns and the general utility of micro-library stacks really added productive value to full-scale enterprise web development? To find out, read this article and sign up for our upcoming webinar.

Create Custom Charts using Sencha Charts

Create Custom Charts using Sencha Charts

September 23, 2014 | Ajit Kumar

With the launch of Ext JS 5, Sencha introduced a new and more powerful Sencha Charts package, which has built-in support for touch events. This means you can use touch gestures to interact with the charts. In this guest post, Ajit walks you through how to create custom charts using Ext JS 5.

A Fond Farewell to YUI

A Fond Farewell to YUI

September 04, 2014 | Arthur Kay

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 Downside of Native Packaging

The Downside of Native Packaging

April 16, 2014 | Nick Harlow

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.

Toward Modern Web Apps with ECMAScript 6

Toward Modern Web Apps with ECMAScript 6

August 13, 2013 | Ariya Hidayat

ECMAScript, the official name for the language we all know as JavaScript, has enjoyed tremendous success over the last couple of years. With convergent standard support, performance boosts from modern JavaScript engines, as well as its foray into the server-side stack, ECMAScript has gained significant traction and redefined the scope of HTML5 applications. In this article, we’ll cover updates in ECMAScript 6.

5 Myths About Mobile Web Performance

5 Myths About Mobile Web Performance

August 01, 2013 | Michael Mullany

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.

UI Testing a Sencha App

UI Testing a Sencha App

January 10, 2013 | Arthur Kay

A few months ago, I wrote a post titled Automating Unit Tests that covered how developers could write unit tests for their business logic and validate their JavaScript syntax. Understanding these concepts is essential when building an enterprise application: bugs must be caught before changes are pushed into production or catastrophic consequences may follow.

Creating Native Applications with Sencha Desktop Packager

Creating Native Applications with Sencha Desktop Packager

November 26, 2012 | Ariya Hidayat

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

Automating Unit Tests

Automating Unit Tests

August 02, 2012 | Arthur Kay

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).