Extensions provide developers with valuable features beyond those that ship in Sencha’s frameworks, and are a very important part of the Sencha platform. At Sencha, we are investing to improve the ecosystem of extensions on our platform and I wanted to share an early look at our progress.
Sencha Market 2
We are rebuilding Sencha Market from the ground up to showcase quality extensions that enhance Sencha’s frameworks. We want to make sure that developers can easily find great extensions, and that we offer a valuable resource Sencha extension developers. We are in active development with Sencha Market and will be ready to launch in a few weeks. Stay tuned for more information.
Today, we are working with many extension developers in the Sencha Market 2 Private Beta and would like to extend an invitation. If you are interested in listing extensions on Sencha Market 2, please signup for private beta access. Sencha Market 2 is a 100% ground up, scalable re-write of Sencha Market with the goal of making it simpler to find and publish extensions. Over the past 5 days, we have approved over 12 extensions in Sencha Market 2 and we are seeing lots of activity as we complete development of the service. Join us on the private beta to help shape Sencha Market 2 as a resource for all Sencha developers.
To improve the quality of Sencha Market 2, all extensions must now be approved prior to publication. We want Sencha Market 2 to be an accurate high quality showcase of extensions for developers. To accomplish this goal, we removed the self-publishing model and are approving extensions on an objective basis. Our goal is to be unbiased about what extensions provide and make sure each listing is accurate and properly represents a component. An approved extension must state and show what the extension does in a clear and honest manner. Combined with a light approval process and timely review of submitted extension, we feel we can improve the quality of the ecosystem of extensions and provide developers with a high quality resource for finding extensions.
Quarterly Extension Drawing
In order to keep extensions updated in Sencha Market 2 ongoing, we will have a quarterly prize drawing for eligible extension developers who have added or updated an extension within the quarter on Sencha Market 2. Sencha will be providing great prizes for extension developers and for the upcoming launch of Sencha Market 2, the drawing prize is a new Macbook Pro (Retina). Details on the prize drawing are available in the Sencha Market 2 Private Beta.
We are working hard to bring Sencha Market 2 online in the weeks ahead and will be investing to highlight and support both great extensions and extension developers within our community. We are looking forward to reviewing your extension listings in the Sencha Market 2 Private Beta.