Last week, Yahoo announced they are immediately stopping all new development on their Yahoo User Interface (YUI) library. The Sencha Ext JS framework and YUI have a kinship and a long history together, so we wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on our past and discuss what the future holds.
Organizations, that struggled with mobility back in 2009 and 2010 when Apple’s iPhones and iPads were leading the invasion of the enterprise, now have a different set of questions: How do I get my apps and data onto all the screens my end users want to use? How do I manage, secure, and monitor the apps and data – regardless of the device used to access them? The answer to the first question is: write HTML5 apps.
Sencha is hosting a seminar in Seoul, Korea on May 16, 2014 — Sencha Web Application Development for the Enterprise. The conference will focus on HTML5 and the Enterprise, and it will help organizations by describing how HTML5 and Sencha solutions, which include frameworks, tools and application delivery platforms, can address these issues. If you’ll be in Seoul on May 16, sign up for the event.
SenchaCon 2015 is coming to the San Francisco Bay Area, April 7-9. Stay tuned for news on early bird discounts and sign up now to be notified when registration opens. In the meantime, here are our ten favorite technical content sessions from SenchaCon 2013.
The 2007 introduction of the iPhone ushered in a new era of mobility. We now expect our applications and data to be accessible on the most convenient network-connected device. Our appetite for mobile technology has resulted in a massive influx of mobile devices supporting a myriad of different mobile operating systems.
App Inspector for Sencha 2.0 is a Google Chrome Developer Tools extension for debugging Sencha apps. It offers support for Ext JS (4.x) and Sencha Touch (2.x) apps and is available to the community now from Sencha Labs, our non-profit foundation. Check out the code on GitHub and view the screencast.
We’re excited to announce the release of Sencha GXT 3.1 beta, available on our download page and from Maven Central. This latest release of GXT introduces Theme Builder, a new tool for theming GXT applications, as well as the Neptune theme built entirely with this tool, adds support for GWT 2.6, and fixes a variety of bugs reported by our users. We’d like to gather feedback from our community while we prepare for the general availability of GXT 3.1.
In December and January, Sencha surveyed a sample of 2,128 business application developers from its HTML5 development community. We asked about the types of applications that developers are building, the technologies that they’re using, as well as the devices they’re supporting. Many of the responses were in line with trends that the industry is aware of — for example, it’s no surprise that iPads are popular target devices — but there were also surprising results.
While Sencha’s Raiders — or any game for that matter — would rarely be seen as a mission critical application, there are aspects of building a game app that can be applied to even the most data-centric, corporate application. In this article, I’ll share 5 key things we learned that you can apply in your business application development.
Back in June, we surveyed 450 developers from the community about the current browsers they use, what browsers they support in their applications, and what their future browser support plans were. 95%+ of the developers we surveyed were using Ext JS to create business applications split somewhat evenly between business to employee, business to business and business to consumer apps.