February 07, 2012
Comprehensive array of tools, webinars and educational resources help Adobe® Flex® Software developers make the switch from Flash to HTML5-based professional development tools that leverage their core skills. Sencha technologies enable Flex developers to create rich, Web-standards-based apps that reach millions of mobile users via their browser, today.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.: The rise to prominence of touch-based tablets and smartphones running Apple iOS and Google Android means millions of Flex developers are eager to develop rich Web apps and user experiences that can run in the browser, plug-in free. Sencha, the leading provider of HTML5 frameworks and tools for desktop and mobile application developers, is launching an initiative that gives Flex developers the tools, training and support they need to smoothly transition from Flash to HTML5-based open Web technologies.
HTML5-focused tools and training resources designed specifically for Flex developers
To help Flex developers ramp up fast with new HTML5 technologies, Sencha has developed an educational curriculum and tools designed specifically for Flex developers. The Sencha initiative kicks off with a free webinar: Moving from Flex to HTML5 and Sencha. Along with the webinar, Sencha is delivering a series of HTML5 applications roadshow training events in the coming months, and has published a white paper: The Development Manager’s Quick Guide to HTML5. In addition, Sencha is developing additional features for its products to make it easier to connect to SOAP and SOA-based backends, and is implementing support for Adobe Action Message Format™ (AMF) to make it easier for developers to leverage existing backends while migrating their user interfaces to Sencha-based technology.
“Sencha frameworks provide a solid transition for Flex developers who want to get productive with HTML5,” said Brett Cortese, president & CEO of Universal Mind. “We’re excited by the speed and efficiency we’ve gained by using Ext JS and Sencha Touch for our clients’ projects. We’re also glad to be a part of the strong partner community and ecosystem that Sencha has built.”
“Sencha frameworks provide a component layer and solid structure to ensure our large dev teams stay in sync when we create intricate components for our clients’ multi-layer enterprise apps,” said Michael Labriola, senior consultant and founding partner of Digital Primates. “We’re excited about the advantages of the lightweight deployment model, and the cross-browser compatibility is very compelling.”
Sencha technologies are a great fit for Flex developers
Sencha offers Flex developers a fast path to getting productive with HTML5. Similar to Flex, Sencha frameworks are object-oriented and component-based, and offer a rich set of UI widgets, layouts, and animations, with complete object lifecycle management and event handling. For more rapid development, Flex developers can use Sencha Designer, a visual application builder for the creation of complex user interfaces, data models and controllers. Sencha toolsets and frameworks are backed by professional-grade technical support, services and training.
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