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Mastering Ext JS

Loiane Groner

In this book you’ll learn to develop a complete application with ExtJS. Enhance your existing skills and get a better grasp of the JavaScript framework to create advanced Internet applications.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782164005
Paperback358 pages

About This Book

  • Build an application with Ext JS from scratch
  • Learn expert tips and tricks to make your web applications look stunning
  • Create professional screens such as login, menus, grids, tree, forms, and charts.


Who This Book Is For

Mastering Ext JS is for developers who are familiar with using Ext JS and want to take their skills to the next level by mastering Ext JS and creating even better web applications

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started
Installing the required software
Presenting the application and its capabilities
Creating the structure of the application using MVC
Creating the loading page
Chapter 2: The Login Page
The Login screen
Creating the Login screen
Creating the login controller
Creating the User and Groups tables
Handling the login page on the server
Enhancing the Login screen
Chapter 3: Logout and Multilingual
The base of the application
The logout capability
The multilingual capability
Chapter 4: Advanced Dynamic Menu
Creating the dynamic menu
Chapter 5: User Identification and Security
Managing users
Listing all the users – simple Grid panel
Adding and editing a new user
Deleting a user
Chapter 6: MySQL Table Management
Presenting the tables
Creating the models
Creating the stores
Creating the menu items
Creating an abstract Grid panel for reuse
A generic controller for all tables
Chapter 7: Content Management
Managing information – films, clients, and rentals
Displaying the Film data grid
Editing in the Film grid panel
The films controller
Chapter 8: Adding Extra Capabilities
Exporting the Grid panel to PDF and Excel
Printing Grid panel content with the Grid printer plugin
Creating the Sales by Film Category chart
Chapter 9: The E-mail Client Module
Creating the inbox – list of e-mails
The mail menu (tree menu)
The mail container – organizing the e-mail client
The controller
Organizing e-mails – drag-and-drop
Creating a new message
Chapter 10: Preparing for Production
Before we start
Customizing a theme
Packaging the application for production
From web to desktop – Sencha Desktop Packager
Chapter 11: Building a WordPress Theme
Before we start
A brief introduction to WordPress themes
Structuring our theme
Building the Header
Building the Footer
Building the Main page
Building the Sidebar
Building the single post page
Building the single page
Chapter 12: Debugging and Testing
Debugging Ext JS applications
Testing Ext JS applications
Helpful tools
From Ext JS to mobile
Third-party components and plugins

What You Will Learn

  • Develop a content management module
  • Handle the information on the server side, avoiding the need for JSON files
  • Create a Wordpress theme
  • Develop a client e-mail, groups, and security module
  • Build the application for production
  • Test an Ext JS application
  • Reuse code to build the same application as a mobile app

In Detail

Ext JS 4 is a JavaScript framework that provides you with the resources to build multi-browser, high-performance, and rich Internet applications.

Mastering Ext JS is a practical, hands-on guide that will teach you how to develop a complete application with Ext JS. You’ll begin by learning how to create the project’s structure and login screen before mastering advanced level features such as dynamic menus and master-detail grids, before finally preparing the application for production.

Mastering Ext JS will help you to utilize Ext JS to its full potential and will show you how to create a complete Ext JS application from the scratch, as well as explaining how to create a Wordpress theme.

You will learn how to create user and group security, master-detail grids and forms, charts, trees, and how to export data to excel including PDF and images, always focusing on best practices.

You will also learn how to customize themes and how to prepare the application to be ready for deployment upon completion. Each chapter of the book is focused on one task and helps you understand and master an individual aspect of the application.

By the end of the book, you will have learned everything you need to know to truly master Ext JS and to start building advanced applications.


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