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Ron Dover says
Oh, how does that old saying go. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice(actually 4) times, …
I was waiting for the Sencha to Angular bridge so that I could bail on the Ext JS ecosystem asap, but even that is taking forever. Already found components elsewhere. Goodbye Sencha, not falling for your licensing tricks again!
Amazing how an awesome ecosystem has crumbled in three years.
Kristin Brennan says
Hi Ron. I’m sorry to hear you are moving away from Ext JS. I’ll get in touch with you via email to learn more about your experience.
Daniel Vontean says
Sadly, the fact that the last 10 blog posts didn’t get not even a single comment says a lot about the ecosystem. :(
Levent Oz says
I’ve been using ExtJS for over a year now, and it’s an amazing product. However, it has a difficult time ahead of it, competing with so much functionality freely available through open-source. Perhaps it’s unfair to compare Angular and React to ExtJS (and WebPack to Sencha CMD) – as ExtJS is a complete platform, but competing (and free) technologies are catching up. I think Sencha should really reconsider their pricing strategy. Removing the minimum of 5 licenses is the right move, almost too little too late. Insisting on $895 per developer license, to me seems unrealistic.
Kristin Brennan says
Hi Levent – I’m glad to hear that you’ve had a great experience with Ext JS. Just like you, we’ve heard from other Ext JS users that they are using Angular and React for some of their projects. We announced Ext JS Reactor and our plans for a bridge to Angular as well as Modern Tooling at SenchaCon. Check out the recent Ext JS Reactor recorded webinar for more info on that product. We’ll be announcing details about using Ext JS components with React soon.
Levent, Ext JS is a solid product and it’s priced correctly for the 5-developer license. The problem is not everybody needs a 5-developer license. Most Ext JS projects are not that complex that they would require 5 developers to work on a project.
Ext JS price is comparable to Kendo UI, which offers fewer components.
Sencha should drop the 5-pack requirement altogether to be more competitive. I think they are losing market share because due to the inflexible pricing model.
Here’s another example: Highcharts (this is only a charting package priced at $595 per developer). Quite expensive, but they offer a single developer license.
Anthony Dupont says
It’s a shame, it took you so long to understand that single developers were also a good market revenue. Since I could not afford to pay 5 licences for myself, I switch to angular 2 a year ago. Eventhough angular 2 has less features at the moment, I won’t come back to Extjs. Learning curve has a cost too…