Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: What do you think of ExtJS & ExtJS Designer

  1. #1
    Ext User
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Vote Rating

    Question What do you think of ExtJS & ExtJS Designer

    I am looking for a javascript control library, And have been eyeballing ExtJS and Designer from the sidelines.

    I wonder if anyone would be willing to share their experiences with me regarding ExtJS and the Designer, as well as your support experiences if you've used them.

    Thanks, Jack

  2. #2
    Ext User
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Vote Rating


    ExtJS designer is solid and, for me, a huge timesaver. It doesn't crash, and only rarely gets it display confused. (Ive only seen this once and I was able to refresh it easily enough.) I'd call it a 0.99 version in that there are a few places where all the convenient "point and click' functionality isnt three and you have to resort to property twiddling. By and lage, its quite good. It also writes very clean code, which is always a concern with any code generator.

    The designer documentation isnt real good yet but so far the forums have answered all my critical questions.

    ExtJS itself is fast, functional, and good looking. The documentation is adequate, but mostly reference docs. There are some okay book out there but no really definitive one ive found yet. They are enough to get you going and building interfaces. What there isnt, however, that ive found is really good book on the architecture of the system. The ExtJs object and component model, how it does its inheritance and why, etc. Most of that is still in the "black lore" category and you need to dig through blogs and ask questions on the forums.

  3. #3
    Sencha User jarrednicholls's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Frederick, MD
    Vote Rating


    Cyberqat, thank you for your good response.

    There is a Learning Center that contains reference material, including the Ext Community Manual. There is also the Ext 2.0 Overview, found here: This is still largely relevant and the same for Ext 3.0, as the component model did not change much at all between the two versions.

Similar Threads

  1. An ExtJs Designer for Eclipse
    By DavidHu in forum Community Discussion
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 22 Jul 2011, 4:40 AM
  2. New to extJs and Designer
    By eproms73 in forum Ext Designer: Help & Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 25 Mar 2010, 7:03 PM
  3. Extjs Designer with Adobe Air
    By Valentina in forum Ext.air for Adobe AIR
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 21 Jan 2010, 7:44 AM
  4. Extjs Designer
    By domluc in forum Ext 2.x: Help & Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20 Dec 2007, 5:11 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts