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Introducing SenchaDevs.com, Our New Developer Directory

February 11, 2011 | James Pearce

SenchaDevs.com logoToday, we’re pleased to announce the launch of SenchaDevs, the definitive directory of developers working with Ext JS, Ext GWT, and Sencha Touch frameworks. (Read our full press release.)

Put simply, the site allows developers — both individuals and companies — to list and advertise their capabilities. Prospective clients, looking to embark upon Sencha projects, can then easily find and contact developers that meet their criteria.

The site is designed to be really easy to use:

  • Developers complete a simple sign-up, providing details of their business, their location, and their particular skills. They can also create a portfolio of previous Sencha-based projects.
  • Clients come to the site, looking for developers. A simple filter allows them to specify the skills required, and the size or cost of the project. The system lists developers who meet these criteria, along with relevant information about each match.
  • Once the client has found suitable developers, they can use the site to make contact, providing further information about the planned project, and to request a proposal from the developer.
  • When the project is complete, the site allows the developer to ask the client for an endorsement — which, once approved, is also displayed on the site — so that future clients can, in turn, see those developers who have delivered successful projects.

SenchaDevs.com screenshotThe rise in prominence of HTML5 and mobile web applications is driving demand for Sencha skills. We think this represents a huge opportunity for independent developers and agencies that can offer these skills.

SenchaDevs is part of our overall commitment to the web application development community, and a way in which we can help grow all of our partners’ businesses, as well as making it easier for businesses worldwide to deploy Sencha solutions.

We hope you find SenchaDevs useful and effective — and of course, please let us know what you think!

There are 19 responses. Add yours.

ibnesayeed

3 years ago

Glad to see it in action. By the way we were a part of it while it was in beta period. Super easy and intuitive interface. grin

Jay Garcia

3 years ago

This is great news guys.  This will help folks step their game up!

P?emek

3 years ago

Please make contact emails spambot-unreadable!

Alexander Hartmaier

3 years ago

And Perl isn’t listed…again

Rey Sarmiento

3 years ago

Very nice guys, I bet there will be a lot of people joining this directory and showing off their skills. nice job

Aaron Bartell

3 years ago

Could you list the RPG language as an option on the checkbox list?  That is what the Valence (CNXCorp.com) and OpenRPGUI.com both use on the server side to interface with client-side ExtJS/SenchaTouch.

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Chris Scott

3 years ago

This is a really great idea.  It should help increase the adoption of Sencha when a potential client sees there’s a large, searchable pool of 3rd-party developers available.

Aaron Danks

3 years ago

Cool, great idea, except your blog post is inaccurate as ‘individuals’ cannot sign up. Unless you are lucky enough to have your email address on the same domain as your website:

“Please ensure that you use an email address on the same domain name as your company website”

Fredric Berling

3 years ago

Great site
BUT. Whats the logic in the search?.. Our company doesnt show up when marking “Ext JS” and “Sencha Touch”. 
/DecidoKompetensor

Sam

3 years ago

Nice extra, thanks.
Maybe a country selection would also be useful?
In my country at least, I can imagine many companies would still like to work with local people (whether that is good or not).

Thanks again!

Chris Scott

3 years ago

Seems we’ll need a forum to direct suggestions and bugs.

Aaron Bartell

3 years ago

Aaron Danks,

>Cool, great idea, except your blog post is inaccurate as ‘individuals’ cannot sign up. Unless you are lucky enough to have your email address on the same domain as your website:

Take a couple hours to purchase a domain from GoDaddy for $6 and forward the email to a free GMail account.  Problem solved.  If you are going to be doing development where people are paying you, and you hope to grow your presence, then this should be a no-brainer step anyway.

For example, I started out with hobby programming and registered the silly/fanciful domain MowYourLawn.com.  Has nothing to do with lawn care, but people remember it easily.

AaronBartell.com

Grgur

3 years ago

Great idea, thanks for the incentive!

Don’t you think we could all benefit from browsing the devs by country/state?

Aaron Bartell

3 years ago

It would be great if there was a general search capability and also the ability for developers to have some meta data fields so people could more easily hone their searches.  For example, maybe a company is looking for somebody that has experience in working with JD Edwards on IBM i (aka AS400).

AaronBartell.com

Kevin

3 years ago

This is pretty good… for now I don’t have the balls to enlist but someday I’m hoping to be Ext expert.  Another good idea would be certification.

ARmando

3 years ago

OMG this is awsome for helping young developers, and increasing the world of extjs, happy to read about this post feel really proud been part of this community

Wemerson

3 years ago

really niceee

Tarun

3 years ago

Great work smile
its nice, easy and interactive interface.

Thanks again!

Jack

3 years ago

Will I be able to show ads at an iPhone app made with Sencha, using adwhirl?

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