Creates Sencha Labs to Support Non-Commercial Projects
Formation of Sencha Labs
jQTouch and Raphaël now become projects supported by Sencha Labs, a foundation to support non-commercial projects affiliated with Sencha. These projects will have repositories hosted on a community-accessible code hosting service, with a maintainer funded by Sencha. All Sencha Labs foundation projects, including jQTouch and Raphaël, will continue to be available at no cost under the MIT open-source license.
“I’m extremely excited to be working with Sencha on the next generation of application frameworks,” said David Kaneda, creative director for Sencha. “And I’m thrilled that the company has embraced my open-source projects. Sencha Labs is now funding a dedicated maintainer to continue enhancing and supporting jQTouch and the fantastic community that has grown around it.”
“Combining with the Ext JS team to form Sencha, is a huge opportunity for me to advance the state of the art in web graphics,” said Dmitry Baranovskiy, software architect at Sencha. “I’m also very happy that Raphaël will become a fully maintained, MIT-licensed project under Sencha Labs.”
The Sencha product suite now includes:
- Ext JS for web developers – for quickly building rich, sustainable web applications for desktop browsers;
- Ext GWT for Java developers – enables Java developers to build rich user experiences leveraging the Google Web Toolkit compiler;
- Ext Designer – for easily assembling user interfaces using drag-and-drop functionality.
The Sencha Labs projects include:
- jQTouch – a progressive enhancement style, mobile library providing lightweight animation and UI plugin for JQuery;
- Raphaël – a rich SVG library for developing vector graphics applications on the web;
- Connect: – an application framework that combines Rack and Node.js to provide a lean, event-driven application server.