We are excited to announce that Sencha is reintroducing the Single Developer license for Ext JS as of today! Speaking with customers and reviewing comments from our surveys and previous blog posts since the acquisition by Idera, Inc., this was one of the top requests for improvement we received. We are delighted to be able to return the Single Developer license to the Sencha and broader development communities. The Sencha Ext JS Single Developer license (Standard, Pro, or Premium version) is available for purchase as part of an annual subscription that includes one year of licensing, distribution rights, maintenance, and support. You can purchase 1-20 licenses from the Sencha website or contact Sales if you need more than 20 licenses or purchase orders.
We encourage individual developers and small businesses all over the world to experiment with Ext JS. It is time-tested, scalable, and by far the quickest way to build an Enterprise-grade Web App with its many components. With no minimum purchase requirements, it is now easier than ever to get started.
Ext JS is a highly effective JS framework. As a reminder, you can still download Ext JS for free for 30 days here.
I’m sure many of you have questions now that single developer licenses for Ext JS are available. We have answered several questions below and encourage you to visit our updated FAQ page. If you have any additional questions that we have not yet addressed, please send them to [email protected].
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Single Developer Subscription License – FAQs:
When will single developer licenses be available for purchase for GXT and Sencha Test?
This will be an area of focus for 2018. In the meantime, Independent Consultants who meet the eligibility requirements may purchase fewer than five licenses of Sencha Test and GXT under our Independent Consultant program.
I am a current Ext JS customer and have purchased a 5-pack of Ext JS licenses and am not using, nor do I plan to use, all 5 licenses. What should I do?
Please contact your Sales rep in advance of your renewal to discuss the best package for you. You will have the option to maintain your 5-pack license package or you can switch over to the correct number of Single Developer Subscription Licenses that best suit your development team/organization. For a small team it maybe still be more economical to keep your existing renewal.
Do I need to renew my license every year when purchasing Single Developer Subscription licenses?
Yes, if you have purchased Single Developer Subscription licenses, you will need to renew your license, which includes maintenance and support, on an annual basis.
Are x-credits going to be included with Single Developer subscription license purchases (similar to the 5-pack Ext JS purchases)?
Yes, you will receive 40 x-credits with each license purchased under the Single Developer subscription license (same as the 5-pack Ext JS license purchases).
I have previously purchased Ext JS licenses under the Independent Consultant License program. Now that you’re offering Single Developer Subscription Licenses (as of 12/1/2017), how does this impact my usage of current Ext JS licenses under the Independent Consultant License program, and what happens when my license expires?
There’s no change to the status of your Independent Consultant License program license. You can use this license for a customer if you have not already assigned it.
When Sencha went to the five (5) user license minimum, they grandfathered all of the existing users holding single user licenses so that they could continue to hold their single user license as long as they continued to pay their annual maintenance renewal fee. Will this policy continue for those users or will they be required to switch to the new single user subscription model?
They will continue to be grandfathered in and will not have to switch over to the subscription license
Do you have feedback for us?
As mentioned above, if you have additional questions that we have not yet addressed here or on the FAQ page, please do send your questions and general feedback to [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your continued support, and for being a part of the Sencha Community.
Bill Hutten says
Thanks for this – good to see you’re listening. Now you just need to ship Ext JS 6.6. :)
Indeed, we are seeing an improvement. IDERA is listening.
Ajdin Skaljic says
Good news, well done Sencha !
Thank you very much for listening to the voice of the users.
This is never a bad thing, on the contrary!
Great news !
It would be nice to clarify a point: what happens to distribution rights after the end of the annual subscription ? If I don’t buy renewal, will I be allowed to keep going distributing my apps ?
I don’t think they are listening to those of us asking the question about what happens when I stop paying an annual subscription.
I for one, feel they aren’t listening; nor do they care about small offices/independent programmers… They still want the massive license purchase for perpetual licensing…
Until they offer a “low cost” perpetual license for independent programmers, ExtJS and Sencha for me will have no place outside of my employer. Too bad, they are losing a massive market for growth…
Now people won’t have anything to complain about. ;-)
Rafael Carvalho Oliveira says
Congratulations for listening the costumers and be responsable enough to fallback a erroneous decision :)
Rattan Chauhan says
Finally something good to hear from Sencha :) Thanks for listening to us!
Christian Dubé says
This is fantastic! I was going to drop Sencha next year and re-build my site using Bootstrap. Now maybe I’ll stay the course.
Too little too late… we already abandoned ship.
This is great news! Thanks for listening IDERA! I foresee a bright future ahead!
… to late, (AngularJS, Material, Bootstrap). I do not want to risk that update EXTJS again will be for 5 developers etc.
I wonder if there is a way to get reimbursed for the ‘exploitation’ of buying a minimum of 5 licences when only needing one? Even though I feel seriously mega cheated for spending thousands and will probably harbour the anger forever, it’s great now finally after many years, the exploitation of the single developer is over – at least until the single developer license disappears again… As you can tell, there’s no trust.
It’s funny how the email notice put it: “We received a lot of comments and feedback from the community over the past few months”. Kinda wonder what happened to the thousands of other comments and feedback for the years before the last few months? Was it worth losing so many customers while being evil?
Even though I’m a Sencha hater and I’m sure many other people are, I do love ExtJS.
Great news but too late. Greed is all i can say. I’ve switched to Angular and glad that I did.
First, this license is basically “useless”… Sure it is a single developer license but the license only lasts as long as you pay your annual subscription. Stop paying it, license gone… This is made clear in when purchasing the massive 5 seat license it clearly states “perpetual” meaning you bought the license to the particular version you purchased.
Idera/Sencha, well you “kind of” listened… But clearly didn’t think in your response to “kind of” listening…
Face facts… Where I work full time, we have 5 licenses, no problem… I work on the side for maybe 2 projects a year and $1000 per year is not sustainable under any terms…
So “kind of” listening but have a long way to go before having a sustainable license model for small, independent developers.
Hopefully this can stop the bleed for the few that are left…, but it’s an angular vs react race right now, and Sencha isn’t getting a mention at any conference for last two years… you need worldwide evangelists and trainers again.
When will you be removing the OEM licencing so we can build anything with OUR talent without your double or triple dipping for licences (dev, customer + oem)? #seriousquestion?
For example, a developer can’t even develop a drag and drop form builder without paying royalties right now. #fail
This is best news of the year for me. Thanks idera .extjs still remains the best framework so far for me.let’s grow our community back and take our rightful first place in front end dev.
Lee Field says
A move in the right direction BUT the license is not perpetual as per the 5 user licence meaning:
Standard Edition Perpetual is $4475 for 5 users ie $895 per user for the edition ie extjs 5.x or extjs 6.x etc and you then have to upgrade or repurchase when say 7 comes out.
The new single user license is $960 per year. Whilst $960 for a perpetual single user license seems fair, $960 per year does not.
Ext JS was released in July 2015, using the subscription model a single license would have currently cost – $2880 to use the 6 series so far, with another payment of $960 due again in July.
So whilst it is a step in the right direction, why are small developers still being penalised?
This announce, is just a marketing shot and only perlimpinpin powder. If you read between lines, licence Agreements changes !!!!
– Now licence is for development and not perpetual !!
* BEFORE, licence allow you unlimited use of EXT-JS versions available during your licence period. If you want last version in the future you have to renew licence.
* NOW, licence allow you, only ‘development’ with EXT-JS, at the expiration of licence you’re not authorized to continue development on your ext-js software (maintenance or update)
– Prices dramatically grow up
You take us for morons, just gone on Angular 5 as many other people, old software will be replaced progressively.
FootNote: We can expect to get less and less features. Licence want to lock customers, and don’t want improve new & renew licensing rate with new features.
I took a look at Angular 5.1. This framework is a beast, but I’m not sure if it will ever become popular. AngularJS was popular, but it was also widely ridiculed for its performance and scaleability issues. The new Angular is now over-engineered, and this is not good, either.
Wes still must renew the license every year. It was costly than 5 seat license.
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