In our recent webinar, we shared tips on building apps with GXT and GWT, and we answered several questions about the future of these frameworks. Check out the Q&A in this post and watch the webinar recording.
David Chandler, our new Developer Advocate for Sencha GXT, reflects on changes in the GWT ecosystem since GWT became fully open source in 2012 and talks about what’s coming up for Sencha GXT.
If you’re a GWT user, you’ve probably noticed that various browsers have been removing support for classic Dev Mode. This change helps to ensure better performing browsers and plugins, but it puts a kink in debugging GWT applications. The future is in Super Dev Mode, so we’ve been testing it regularly, making sure that GXT applications will work correctly in it, and improving the development process. See how it works.
We are pleased to announce the general availability of Sencha GXT 3.1. We have addressed several issues that were reported via the public beta forums — thanks to all of the beta testers. Download GXT 3.1 and check out the new Theme Builder and Neptune Theme.
Logic9s chose Sencha GXT to build a powerful UI for their SaaS application, ClearFactr. They used the GXT Grid widget which dramatically outperformed alternatives in rendering and navigation speed, and allowed their developers to be much more productive.
Theme Builder is a new tool that generates Appearance based themes for GXT. It includes CSS3 features like gradients and rounded corners, and it can also generate images to enable older browsers to use these properties. Download GXT 3.1 beta to see some examples and try out the Theme Builder.
We’re excited to announce the release of Sencha GXT 3.1 beta, available on our download page and from Maven Central. This latest release of GXT introduces Theme Builder, a new tool for theming GXT applications, as well as the Neptune theme built entirely with this tool, adds support for GWT 2.6, and fixes a variety of bugs reported by our users. We’d like to gather feedback from our community while we prepare for the general availability of GXT 3.1.
In this article, we’ll tell you how we used Sencha GXT at Datenwerke to build one of our products called ReportServer, an open source Business Intelligence platform. First, we’d like to share our vision of reporting and business intelligence, which has greatly influenced and continues to affect the development and design choices of our product.
From the attendees of SenchaCon 2013, and in the continuous feedback we receive from our GXT community, the single biggest question that we have been asked most number of times is, “What is the plan/roadmap for GXT?”. The feedback we have received from our customers has been overwhelming. Everyone wants more in the framework, especially a support for tablets. With this post, I am excited to reveal the roadmap we have put together for GXT. And yes, tablet support is coming!
Sencha Desktop Packager is a tool that enables you to wrap up your web applications and deliver them as native solutions. In this article, we’ll look at using it to package GWT applications. We will use three different sample applications — a simple hello world with native features, one based on the GXT Explorer, and one based on the Quake2 GWT Demo.