Ext continues expansion, Now offers training and consulting services
There are so many framework choices available today and while many are of excellent quality, for many companies, the decision to go with a specific piece of software comes down to the quality of support and services that they are offered. Knowing that they can get help from someone in case of an issue or receive qualified training is of utmost importance since it helps in decreasing maintenance costs, minimizing developer downtime (due to learning a new framework), and supplementing their staff with expert professional services.
Introducing Ext Services
Ext has been quietly offering services for some time now, basically working towards getting certain pieces in place before formalizing the Ext Professional Services division. Many have probably seen the new link at the top of the site explaining the new services being offered by Ext and now it's time to officially announce it.
The Ext framework provides the tools for developers to create Rich Internet Applications using standards-based technologies and at Ext JS, we want to ensure that our clients can become immediately successful. Our Professional Services team caters to this need by providing consulting and training services to assist our clients in fully leveraging the benefits of the Ext framework.
Training - Get a Head Start
Being one of the most feature-rich frameworks is definitely an advantage for Ext. The team has given thought to so many use-cases and has incorporated functionality that is commonly used by developers on a daily basis. With such an expansive feature-set and API, it definitely takes some time to get familiar with the ins-and-outs of the framework and having a little help certainly goes a long way. That's why we introduced the Ext Training Curriculum.
Ext provided a flexible training schedule and focused on our specific areas of interest. Coupled with their top-notch instructors, we were able to become effective immediately.
~ Kevin Hoyt
We provide a high-impact on-site course which dives straight into the meat of Ext without all of the rudimentary fluff that's common in other courses. The courses are typically catered towards the specific needs of our clients to ensure they get the most out of the class. Cookie-cutter curriculum certainly has it's place but we want to offer a personalized training experience and focus on the things important to our clients.
An intangible benefit is that every course is taught be an actual Ext Core Team member. That's right. These are the same developers that manage and update the Ext framework on a daily basis. This allows us to maintain good quality control for our courses and reassures our clients that they are are being mentored by a true Ext expert.
Consulting - A helping hand
One of the areas of explosive growth for Ext has been our consulting services. Invariably, there will be times when a client will need a helping hand to get a tough project completed or supplement their staff with a mentor or team that can ensure their project is a success.
EXT-JS is a technology partner who understands our design goals and then delivers innovative technical solutions.
~ Jordan Ellington, President
TransPerfect Deal Interactive
As the developers of the Ext framework, we're in the unique position of having the most comprehensive knowledge of the Ext framework and the capability to fully customize it to suit a client's unique business needs. Our projects have spanned several areas including:
- Full application development
- Custom control creation
- Code reviews
- Mentoring and guidance
and in many cases are usually accompanied with training courses to better help our clients be self-sufficient. In fact, one of the newest additions to our training and consulting offerings is the Ext Jumpstart Program. This program provides for 2 days of training followed by 1 day of on-site consulting and mentoring to help our clients get up to speed quickly. On the 3rd day, a Ext Core Team member will work with the client to help build their foundation, develop layouts, understand how to tie things together and, in many cases, develop a working prototype within a couple of hours. This new program has become immensely popular.
Ext Services = Ext Growth
The introduction of our services practice is an extremely important moment for Ext JS. The ability to offer clients services past a simple license or forum support helps to distinguish Ext as a framework which can be leveraged in critical business applications. Many companies want and need to have a certain level of commitment in order to move forward with a technology and we're providing them with the level of reassurance that we can assist them every step of the way.