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ExtJS

Expert Ext JS: Reading and Writing Structured Data

July 13, 2012

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.

Sencha Touch 2.0

Sencha Touch 2 Touch Events Re-firing

July 11, 2012

While generally we try to avoid native browser alert() and confirm() we sometimes have no control over their use. I…

ExtJS

Ext JS Model Associations Across Independent API Calls

July 9, 2012

A few weeks back, Rob Boerman reached out to us with questions about creating linkages between models. As our de…

Bolded folder names in Sublime Text 2

Bolded folder names in Sublime Text 2

July 6, 2012

By now you probably have heard about Sublime Text 2. It’s a fantastic text editor, and my personal favorite. One…

ExtJS

Expert Ext JS: Associations in Forms

June 18, 2012

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.

ExtJS

Expert Ext JS: Model Integration in Forms

June 11, 2012

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…

LESS Tips & Tricks

LESS Tips & Tricks

January 5, 2012

By now you have probably heard of LESS (or SASS). CSS pre-processors have been around for quite some time now.…

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