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Sencha Ext JS 5 Bootcamp in a Book Paperback – April 2, 2015
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Fig Leaf Software is an award-winning team of imaginative designers, innovative developers, approachable instructors, and insightful strategists. For over 20 years, we’ve helped a diverse range of clients with needs across the entire spectrum of web-related services, including custom software development, content management solutions, design, marketing, content strategies, product licensing and personalized training. Located in the heart of Washington, DC, we’re a Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SD-VOSB) with a keen ability to understand your needs, a broad array of strategic partners, and a talented team eager to make your latest web initiative a resounding success. Fig Leaf maintains close partnerships with Sencha, Adobe, Google, Acquia, Ektron, and other thought-leaders in web application development and web content management. Check us out at http://www.figleaf.com and http://training.figleaf.com. Whether you need strategic consulting, best practice guidance, or products and training for real-world solutions, We’ve Got You Covered. ----- Throughout his twenty year career in I.T., Steve Drucker has authored over a dozen instructor-led courses for Sencha, Adobe, and others including Sencha's official courseware for Ext JS 4 and Sencha Touch 2.3. Steve holds a Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) credential and is a Sencha certified instructor, spreading the gospel of Ext to hundreds of developers. He is also a certified instructor for another dozen web products and platforms including Acquia Drupal, Adobe ColdFusion, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe LiveCycle, and Adobe Connect. He has consulted on over a hundred different production apps throughout his career, coding for Verizon, The Voice of America, The Architect of the Capitol, The National Park Service, Quest Diagnostics, and many others. Steve was awarded a B.S. in Computer Science from The University of Maryland, College Park and is a co-sponsor of the Fig Leaf Software Drucker/Gallerizzo Computer Science Scholarship. Currently, Steve leads the rich internet/mobile apps consulting and training practices at the company that he founded over 20 years ago-- Fig Leaf Software, located in Washington, D.C. Sign up for an instructor-led course with Steve at http://training.figleaf.com and check out Fig Leaf Software's portfolio at http://www.figleaf.com Contact Steve at: e. email@example.com in: http://www.linkedin.com/in/uberfig b: http://druckit.wordpress.com
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I've read and skimmed a few other ExtJS books and none are as in-depth as this book. It is primarily useful to beginners, but even if you've been working with ExtJS it probably has value in filling in the gaps of knowledge (I've used ExtJS for a couple of years and found it informational). The author walks you through creating an application through "lecture" then labs. This includes using Sencha Cmd and a vast majority of the ExtJS framework, theming, as well as setting up you environment.
I wished that an ExtJS 6 version was available, but really the main thing missing would be the new Fashion theming and 'modern' i.e. Sencha Touch components. Otherwise, this book covers everything you'd need for creating MVVM apps for desktop browsers in ExtJS 6.
Just a note though, the source code for the book is available on GitHub, took me a while to figure it out as the location of it is provided in Appendix rather than upfront
Sencha has moved on to Ext JS 6, but I was able to use the knowledge I gained here, working with Ext JS 5 to get me over the learning curve, and upgrading was easy after that. I do recommend using the same version of the tools as the book uses. If you try to use it directly with v6, you might have a few challenges, as regards file locations within projects. But the bulk of it will still be great knowledge.
Kudos to Steven Drucker! And thank you!
Definitely worth the purchase.