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Frameworks and Libraries
Ext JS: The Ultimate JS Framework for Enterprise-level App Development
Ext JS is one of the leading JS frameworks that empowers web developers to build high-performance enterprise-level web and mobile applications. The robust framework offers a comprehensive set of pre-built UI components (140+) for building attractive and interactive UIs with consistent design. These components are highly customizable and fully tested to work seamlessly across browsers and devices. The framework also offers a blazing-fast JS grid and a diverse range of charts and D3 visualizations for building data-intensive apps.
Other key features of the Ext JS framework include:
- Component-Based Architecture: Ext JS supports a component-based architecture, enabling developers to create modular, reusable components.
- MVVM Architecture: The framework supports MVVM architecture, allowing you to separate the business logic of your app from its UI. Moreover, it supports two-way data binding.
- Cross-Browser and Cross-Platform Compatibility: Ext JS is fully optimized to work flawlessly across browsers. It supports all major browsers, including Chrome, Edge, Safari, and Firefox. Moreover, the framework facilitates the creation of responsive UI designs that can adapt to various screen sizes, such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, etc. Hence, Ext JS delivers a consistent user experience across browsers and devices.
- Powerful Layout System: Ext JS offers a robust layout system, enabling developers to build beautiful and complex user interfaces easily.
- Sencha Tools: Sencha also offers various other tools that you can use with Ext JS to build and test your apps efficiently. These include a cmd (command line tool), Sencha architect (a drag-and-drop builder), Sencha Test (a testing tool), Themer, and Sencha Stencils ( a UI asset kit for Adobe Illustrator, Balsamiq, and Sketch)
- Community Edition: While Ext JS is a proprietary framework, it offers a community edition that you can use to try and test the features of the framework.
- npm (Node Package Manager)
- Webpack and Parcel (Bundlers)
- Jasmine and Mocha (Testing frameworks)
- Gulp and Grunt (Task runners)
- Axios (HTTP Requests)
- Express.js (Backend framework)
- Redux and Vuex (State management)
JS is now also playing a significant role in emerging technologies like AI, IoT, and blockchain.
Challenges and Solutions
Here are some ways to overcome these challenges:
- Utilize Promises and async/await for efficient asynchronous coding
- Implement security best practices, such as using HTTPS and input validation.
Various advanced and helpful features are expected to be added in ES2024. These include strings, Atomic waitSync, Top-level await, Pipeline Operator, etc.