View Full Version : What PHP backend to use ?

13 Oct 2013, 6:42 AM
I start an important development and need to make a choice for the backend. For simplicity I'd like to opt for a proxy/reader/writer couple of ajax/json.
I see that there are many options for paging, sorting, filtering, etc. The backend solution will be quite elaborated, in order to implement all the features of the ExtJS Proxy client.
I don't like to reinvent the wheel. So I'd like to find existing backend solutions that work seemlessly with ExtJS.
It would be nice to find something self-contained, so that it will not be necessary to adhere to a full php framework.
Is there something you can recommend ?
Or have you knowledge of a website that lists ExtJs backend implementations ?

13 Oct 2013, 3:52 PM
If you use Ext.Direct (http://docs.sencha.com/extjs/4.2.1/#!/api/Ext.direct.Manager), there are a plethora of options for PHP that are ready to go: http://www.sencha.com/forum/showthread.php?67992-Ext.Direct-Server-side-Stacks

I (http://www.sencha.com/forum/showthread.php?67992-Ext.Direct-Server-side-Stacks)f you don't use Ext.Direct, remember that Ext JS has almost nothing in the way of expectations regarding your server-side implementation. With just a bit of tweaking to accommodate Ext JS, you could use literally any backend that you want, PHP or otherwise.

So in my opinion, find the backend that best fits the overall needs of your application (from all sides, not just the interface side), and use that...you'll find that it will take very little to get it to play seamlessly with Ext JS.