Ext JS 4 Web Application Development Cookbook

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  • Structure your application according to best practices, manipulate the DOM, and handle events raised by users and the framework
  • Learn the layouts available in Ext JS and understand how to combine these to make complex layouts
  • Create aesthetic and user-friendly forms, validate these on the client, and submit data to your server
  • Present and organize data with Trees, Tabbed layouts, Data Views, and Templates
  • Make AJAX requests, model data objects, incorporate Ext.Direct, perform CRUD operations on data, and integrate HTML5 local storage with Ext JS
  • Work with Grids to present and manipulate tabular data by editing rows, dragging and dropping records, scrolling infinitely, and grouping data
  • Represent data visually with flexible and interactive Charts and Drawing components
  • Customize the look and feel of your application with SASS and Compass



Ext JS 4 is Sencha’s latest JavaScript framework for developing cross-platform web applications. Built upon web standards, Ext JS provides a comprehensive library of user interface widgets and data manipulation classes to turbo-charge your application’s development. Ext JS 4 builds on Ext JS 3, introducing a number of new widgets and features including the popular MVC architecture, easily customisable themes and plugin-free charting.

Ext JS 4 Web Application Development Cookbook works through the framework from the fundamentals to advanced features and application design. More than 130 detailed and practical recipes demonstrate all of the key widgets and features the framework has to offer. With this book, and the Ext JS framework, learn how to develop truly interactive and responsive web applications.

Starting with the framework fundamentals, you will work through all of the widgets and features the framework has to offer, finishing with extensive coverage of application design and code structure.

Over 110 practical and detailed recipes describe how to create and work with forms, grids, data views, and charts. You will also learn about the best practices for structuring and designing your application and how to deal with storing and manipulating data. The cookbook structure is such that you may read the recipes in any order.

The Ext JS 4 Web Application Development Cookbook will provide you with the knowledge to create interactive and responsive web applications, using real life examples.

  • Learn how to build Rich Internet Applications with the latest version of the Ext JS framework in a cookbook style
  • From creating forms to theming your interface, you will learn the building blocks for developing the perfect web application
  • Easy to follow recipes step through practical and detailed examples which are all fully backed up with code, illustrations, and tips
Page Count 488
Course Length 14 hours 38 minutes
ISBN 9781849516860
Date Of Publication 23 Aug 2012


Andrew Duncan

Andrew Duncan is a technologist and businessman from Scotland. He has a combined passion for IT and business and now runs his own company, SwarmOnline, which specializes in cloud and mobile applications. Although Andrew is a managing director, he is also an experienced and highly competent technologist and solutions architect. His first experience with Ext JS was in 2009 when he introduced the framework into the NHS. Since then, he's become passionate about Sencha and its technologies.

As experts in Sencha technologies, Andrew and his team employ them regularly to build rich and complex business applications. His experience lead him to coauthor Ext JS 4 Web Application Development Cookbook, Packt Publishing and he is now a sought-after conference speaker, having previously spoken at numerous technology events across the globe. You can follow him on twitter by @andrewmduncan and email him at andrew@swarmonline.com.

Stuart Ashworth

Stuart Ashworth is a freelance web and mobile developer and an all-round web geek currently living in Glasgow, Scotland, with his fiancée, Sophie, and wee dog, Meg. Since graduating with a first class honors degree in design computing from the University of Strathclyde, Stuart has worked in the IT industry creating software for both large and small companies across the UK and around the world.

Stuart has worked with Sencha technologies for over 5 years, creating numerous web applications, mobile applications, and framework plugins along the way. He coauthored Ext JS 4 Web Application Development Cookbook, Packt Publishing and also curates content for the fortnightly Sencha Insights e-mail newsletter (www.sencha.com).

Stuart enjoys playing football, snowboarding, and traveling. He blogs about Sencha and web technology on his website (www.stuartashworth.com), and can be contacted through Twitter at @StuartAshworth9, through e-mail at stuart@stuartashworth.com, or through the Sencha forums.