2 Apr 2013 6:39 PM #11
What I think of as web "apps", on the other hand, are those sites (typically single page, like Gmail) which are built particularly using a specific framework in order to deliver a cohesive, unified experience.
As others have mentioned, there's no right answer regarding which to use. I use jQuery at work all the time when I have a simple web form that needs a date picker and simple form validation. To me, this is using jQuery advantageously for what it's really good at--lightweight, simple enhancement.
2 Apr 2013 6:54 PM #12
Excellent response. That makes sense. Because I am not a strong html/css UI developer, more back end stuff, I am hoping ext-js fills that void where I feel like I can't build a fully functional site because I don't know enough of the web UI to really make it shine. Even for a small site I would consider ext-js + back end rest api to interact with the ext-js UI simply because I'd rather take advantage of what ext-js provides for me that I lack. It reminds me a bit of some Swing frameworks that built on swing to provide a Eclipse like application framework with menus, widgets, etc so that you didn't have to do all that yourself. You simply glued the code behind the components/events and database side of things.