Meta Refresh 2013

The design and engineering of user interface on the web

Ext JS - A Comprehensive Design framework for the web

Submitted by Satyajeet Shaligram (@satyajeet9) on Dec 22, 2012

Section: Tooling Technical level: Intermediate Session type: Lecture Status: Submitted

Abstract

Web and Mobile application interfaces have been going through a massive overhaul over the past couple of years. Web developers around the world have been relentlessly launching one great platform after another – Twitter Bootstrap, jQuery UI/jQtouch, Lungo, Ext JS to name a few.

Sencha happens to be one of the most aggressive players in this space having recently launched their flagship Ext JS and Touch offerings. But what exactly is different about these frameworks? What has the nature of this overhaul been? While Sencha and its customers claim massive improvements, where are these coming from and most importantly, what can this powerful framework do for you?

These are just some of the questions that will be answered in the powerpacked “Sencha Ext JS 4.x unleashed” session. A combination of demos, historical perspective and humorous anecdotes will clarify the significance of this comprehensive web dev offering.

Outline

Here are some of the topics that will be covered in the session -

  • Overview of Ext JS framework
  • Capabilities and improvements over previous versions.
  • User interface design best practices as supported by Ext JS.
  • To MVC or not, what do web devs say about Sencha’s approach.
  • Data driven applications.
  • HTML5 and Ext JS – can they co-exist?
  • My Client is a IE 6 fan, what can Ext JS do for me?
  • The Desktop vs Mobile debate, are we headed for gentle synergy or a head-on train wreck?

Requirements

Since the session involves live demos and an accompanying lecture, the participants need not bring anything extra to the session. A laptop to live-tweet some of the salient points would be good though! :)

Speaker bio

Satyajeet is a software developer working in the field of web technology for the past 5 years. His areas of expertise involve JavaScript & HTML5 based web frameworks, Learning Management Systems and User Interface Design. He has a Masters in Computer Science from Columbia University and a B.E. from Pune University in Computer Engineering.

Over the past year he has been training TechM colleagues in a variety of different frameworks and languages such as PHP, HTML5, jQuery, Ext JS and Git. while also contributing to the development efforts of inhouse learning management systems.

Links

Slides

https://speakerdeck.com/alearnologist/ext-js-unleashed

Comments

  • Satyajeet Shaligram (@satyajeet9) Proposer 7 years ago

    Disclaimer: These are slides from a talk presented at IndicThreads 2012.

    You can find a clearer version of the slides at - https://speakerdeck.com/alearnologist/ext-js-unleashed

  • Aniket Pant (@aniketpant) 7 years ago

    I feel that giving a talk on Ext JS is very specific.

    I understand the fact that you wish to introduce people to the platform and why it’s great, but that’s like taking a workshop on it.

    And many of the points in the session’s description can be questioned in terms of personal preference.

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