With Ext Designer, we reduced development time by at least 20 percent, and eliminated the frustration of endless whiteboard sessions and prototyping trial and error by giving the developers an exact replica of how the application would look. “We chose Ext Designer to build our new elementary and middle school scheduling application, which reduces time spent on class scheduling by educators,” said Chris Contini, chief operating officer of OnCourse Systems, a New Jersey-based provider of web-based tools that streamline processes at public and private schools. “With Ext Designer, we reduced development time by at least 20 percent, and eliminated the frustration of endless whiteboard sessions and prototyping trial and error by giving the developers an exact replica of how the application would look. Once we had fine-tuned the UI, the developers copied the code, and we delivered a working product much faster.”
“We use Ext Designer for our SAP consulting clients’ projects because it allows us to rapidly create complex user interface prototypes,” said Holger Schäfer, senior partner of UNIORG Solutions GmbH of Dortmund, Germany. “Ext JS is a powerful framework with an enormous toolbox of user interface components, so using Ext Designer, we can quickly lay out complex interfaces and explore widget and class properties. It’s a great starting point for teaching clients how to take advantage of Ext JS. We’ve been very happy with Ext technology because it helps us meet our clients’ usability and performance requirements.”
Ext Designer is a desktop interface builder for Ext JS developers. It accelerates the time-to-market of standards-based rich internet applications (RIA). It was developed from the ground up with the latest HTML5-based technologies like local storage and CSS3 that allows it to deliver a desktop-application experience using web technologies.
Ext Designer features
- Fast prototyping of the look and feel of an application. Ext Designer enables developers and designers to assemble robust layouts by dragging and dropping their components together.
- Fine-tuning without hand coding. Easily change the layout of a specific component, or use the inspector to fine-tune detailed properties.
- Client-side data stores. Ext Designer includes several new ways to incorporate and configure data stores, which can then be bound to components like DataGrids and Trees.
Pricing and availability
Ext Designer is available for immediate download at the introductory price of $219, and is available for Mac, Windows and Linux.