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What Is Ext JS?
Ext JS was initially developed for creating desktop applications, whereas Sencha Touch was used for mobile applications. However, with Ext JS version 6 and above, you can develop both mobile and desktop apps with a single codebase.
What Are The Key Features Of Sencha’s Ext JS?
Rich UI Components
Ext JS includes over 140 enterprise-grade UI components that you can instantly use for your web applications. All these high-performance components are designed and tested to work together flawlessly and allow you to create apps with a beautiful and responsive UI (user interface.)
Some of the most used UI components of Sencha Ext JS include:
- Pivot grid
- Dropdown list
- Progress bars
In addition to UI components, Sencha offers several built-in themes that you can use to create modern web apps with a beautiful look and feel. You can also customize the themes depending on your app’s design.
Data Package (Back-end Agnostic)
Ext JS includes a robust data package that decouples the UI widgets or components from the data layer. The data package enables the collection of client-side data using highly functional models that provides helpful features like sorting and filtering.
Sencha Ext JS is capable of accessing data from any back-end source.
Cross-browser support is one of the most liked features of Ext JS. The apps built with Ext JS work on all major browsers, such as Chrome, Safari 6+, Opera 12+, Firefox, and more.
Sophisticated Data Visualizations
Ext JS allows you to add static and dynamic charts to your web app, such as line, pie, and area charts. It also supports Data-Driven Documents package (D3) visualizations, such as treemaps and heatmaps.
Developed by Google, Angular JS is one of the most popular open-source JS frameworks that allows you to create scalable web applications. It is essentially a TypeScript-based framework that supports two-way data binding, allowing the app’s components to share data.
AngularJS focuses more on building single-page applications (SPAs) and encourages the use of a component-based architecture. It doesn’t include any out-of-the-box UI components. On the other hand, Ext JS focuses more on providing a wide range of pre-built UI components and advanced data management capabilities. Additionally, Angular supports MVC architecture, whereas Ext JS includes MVC as well as MVVM architecture. With Angular, you have to write HTML and CSS code. However, you don’t need to write any HTML 5 code with Sencha.
React focuses on building reusable components and is often used in conjunction with other libraries or frameworks to build full-stack apps. In contrast, Ext JS is a more fully-featured framework with many pre-built UI components, advanced data management capabilities, and support for modern web standards.
Released in 2014, Vue is one of the most used JS frameworks for building cross-platform, single-page applications with interactive UIs. It uses virtual DOM, a copy of the principal DOM, to speed up rendering. Additionally, Vue offers several methods for applying a transition to HTML elements.
Vue.js has a simpler learning curve than Ext JS and is generally considered more flexible and lightweight. However, Ext JS is more feature-rich and includes a comprehensive set of pre-built and pre-tested UI components as well as advanced data management features.
Why Do Enterprises Prefer Ext JS?
When it comes to businesses, they always work to make internal procedures as seamless as possible. They understand the value of time and its cost. Ext JS offers all the features and tools needed to create enterprise-grade applications. Because of this, software businesses employ the Ext JS framework to build complicated but user-friendly projects.
Speedy Development Process
Sencha Ext JS accelerates the web development process by providing a wide range of high-performance, ready-to-use UI components. This allows businesses to save valuable time and costs.
When you use Sencha’s “designer” tool, developing a prototype is much easier and quicker compared to a project done from scratch.
Zero Compatibility Issues
When using DOM modification techniques, browser compatibility problems are quite common. Ext JS, however, anticipated this and has made sure there are no compatibility issues. Although JQuery or a comparable tool may be used, Ext JS has the advantage of having several UI components that go with it.
Value Of Integrated Tools
The core purpose of Ext JS is to enable developers to create functional and scalable online applications. The software development process can be accelerated with the help of all of Sencha’s components and other tools. All of Sencha’s tools and components are designed to function flawlessly together.
Ext JS has an excellent customer support team that responds very quickly. You can post a query or an issue on Sencha’s forum or send them an email, and their team will deliver the working solution as soon as possible. You’ll never be stuck with your issue since Sencha’s community has a huge forum where any question can be answered in no time.
Features Of Sencha’s Ext JS That Can Help You Build Rich & Interactive Web Apps
Sencha Ext JS offers several features for building rich and interactive web applications:
The data Grid provided by Ext JS can efficiently handle millions of records and provides helpful features, such as sorting and grouping.
With the pivot grid, you can add analytics functionality to your React apps.
Ext JS enables you to export data from Pivot Grid or Standard Grid to several common formats, such as Excel XML, XSLX, CSV, and HTML.
Ext JS offers a full set of flexible layouts that help ensure the proper positioning and sizing of all components.
Sencha Ext JS supports a wide range of dynamic and static charts to help you represent data visually in your web apps.
With Ext JS, you can also add Data-Driven Documents package (D3) visualizations to your apps. These include treemaps, sunbursts, heatmaps, and more.
Accelerate Web Application Development With Sencha Ext JS!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What are the key features of Ext JS?
Some of the main features of Ext JS include 140+ UI components, custom themes, layouts, charts, D3 adapter, and cross-browser support.
What other Sencha tools can you use to build efficient Ext JS applications?
Sencha offers several supporting tools that help you with Ext JS application development. These include Sencha Cmd, Sencha Architect, Sencha Test, Sencha Stencils, and Sencha Themer.