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cbox
28 Jun 2010, 5:00 AM
Hi,

I'm using ext designer to speed up the visual part the development and it is a very nice tool to work with.

When i export from ext designer i get many js files and i was wondering which is the best way to handle all these files.

Should i manually group my UI's into some single files or is it just fine to have all these js includes?
If i group them into single files, then ext designer is not able to export directly to the project anymore but if i don't do it i can end up with 100+ js files to include.

I hope you understand my question. :)

jarrednicholls
28 Jun 2010, 6:25 AM
Sure I understand your question. What we at Sencha do in our own projects is we have all of our JS files independent just as the Designer generates. We use a tool that we built called JSBuilder to compile and compress the files together into a single output file, and that's what we use in "production", but in "development" we have the files loaded independently. See the JSBuilder page for more information and download: http://www.sencha.com/products/jsbuilder/

So, for your development cycle, you can have the files independent (even if there are 100+, who cares!) and thus re-exportable from the Designer. Then when you go to production, definitely compress them into one file and load just the one file.

Hope that helps.

cbox
30 Jun 2010, 2:42 AM
Perfect.. Thank you!!