Jay Garcia

Jay Garcia is co-founder and managing director at Modus Create. He is a U.S. Air Force veteran with 20 plus years of technology and consulting experience in leading RIA development for companies around the world. He is co-organizer of the NoVa.JS and NYC.JS meetups, and is actively involved in the software communities that provide business frameworks and technologies, which enable rich mobile and desktop web experiences.

Posts by Jay Garcia

October 8, 2012

JavaScript Performance Tips (Video)

Filmed at our NoVa JS meetup on 10/2/2012, Grgur Grisogono discusses JavaScript Performance tips. This video goes along with Grgur’s recent blog post covering JavaScript Performance Tips.

August 30, 2012

Monit – Easy Monitoring

I recently started working on a project using delayed_job as a queuing system for sending batch email.  The email being sent contained a weekly digest of the events for the...

July 13, 2012

Expert Ext JS: Reading and Writing Structured Data

Often times front-end developers don't have the option to change server-side behavior. This can be highly frustrating. I'll discuss a few scenarios which Ext JS does not handle, but can be achieved with some relatively simple extensions.

June 18, 2012

Expert Ext JS: Associations in Forms

Associations were a major addition to the data package in Ext JS 4 and, to me at least, appeared to be a great answer to problems I had faced repeatedly. Unfortunately, I found them less useful in practice than on paper and they seem to be a source of confusion for many developers. However, when creating my Form Panel extension I realized a very natural use case.

June 11, 2012

Expert Ext JS: Model Integration in Forms

In Ext JS 4, the data package received a lot of attention and the improvements made were, for the most part, quite impressive. However, the interplay between models and forms remains lackluster. Many folks building a full Ext JS app are not likely to use normal form submission, so getting forms to play nice with models can have significant benefits. With models truly bound to forms, performing normal create, read and update operations can easily take advantage of Proxies, Readers and Writers through Model's clean API. As it turns out, it's quite easy...