This is really awesome. I can't wait to try it out.
One question---how would you debug an app? I'm not familiar with the Google framework.
Update: Oh nevermind, there is debugging. Just took a better look at the Getting Started page. This is making me drool.
Closure are not (yet) supported in Java so Ext4j wont have.
But i hope the other goodies will make you forget about closure for now :)
One of this goodies are for example Client side IO.
Check it out here.
This is exactly what we are looking for!
Any new on this ?
Is the code somewhere to see?
Great stuff !
Thanks for your nice feedback.
I m sure once you use Ext4j you will never go back to native JS :)
I m still working on the library.
One thing I m adding for example is clientside export of charts (PDF, JPG, PNG, etc..)
I will post it here when there is an update.
How different is this from Sencha Ext-GXT (GWT) product?
Sencha GXT is NOT a wrapper around Ext JS. They just share the same look and feel.GXT is a different product totally independent of Ext (So requiring it own license and support contract).
Ext4j is a wrapper for Ext JS. So with Ext4j you get an Ext JS application and anything that applies to Ext applies to Ext4j.
Why did we decided to create Ext4j instead of using GXT ?
Most of our customers already hav an Ext JS license and are not willing to pay for another product.
2) Develeopement Pace
Ext JS is always a step ahead of GXT when it comes to features, components, themes etc..
The Ext JS seems a bit more active than the GXT one. There for example way more extensions for Ext JS than GXT. One could argue that it s easy to create those in GXT but no one does.
4) Look and feel
This is a bit subjective but we found that Ext looks a bit better than GXT
So if you want to build on Top of Ext JS and add structure programming and the powerful Java ecosystem Ext4j could help.
I hope it makes sence :)
Originally Posted by dawesi
What happened to this project ?
This sounded like a really exciting idea ?
Will this support existing Ext JS applications ?
If yes I m sold :)
The project is still alive yes !
I ve been busy with work but I m still working on it.
Actually support for existing Ext JS applications is a recurrent request.
So I m adding support for it.
Hope to share some results soon.
The demo sources look really promising, I would like to testdrive and play around with Ext4J. Can you at least commit your current draft to Github, so people can play with it ?
It's great that you have a 'Getting Started' section, but without any sources nobody will be able to use it. Also, you'll be able to get others to help you with the coding.
Looking forward to seeing the sources on Github and the binaries on a Maven repo ;-)
Update: I just noticed https://github.com/emitrom/touch4j , which seems the Sencha Touch counterpart from the same author.
With kind regards,