Appsterdam Guru Session: HTML5 App Camp

Appsterdam Guru Sessions are informal, very hands-on workshops to share a technology or a technique between App Makers. Explanation from your peers, open discussion and practical experience are key to these sessions. Best of all, we'll provide the pizza and beer!

Type: Hands-on tutorial, Time: 6hrs
Level: Beginner

Lee Boonstra from Sencha will introduce you to Sencha Touch and Sencha Architect. With this tool you can create awesome multi-device touch applications. During the workshop we will build the “ATM-Finder” utility app. By the end of the session, you will all have a working app running on your device.

This session will cover the following topics:
·      Working with Sencha MVC.
·      Retrieving external live data.
·      Making it look good with Sass & Compass.
·      Building the app for production.

Previous experience with basic JavaScript, JSON, CSS3 & HTML5 is assumed.

You will need to bring your own laptop with the following software to setup your development environment to work with Sencha Touch. You may already have some of them.

• A modern web browser • Ruby 2.0 • Sencha Architect 3.x

You can download the 30 day Sencha Architect trail for free:

It requires a Sencha forum username. Registering for the forum is free as well.

To read more about the setup of Sencha Architect see the following guide:

About Your Guru:

Lee Boonstra works as a technical trainer and course developer for Sencha. In her spare time she likes to develop web and mobile apps. Lee is the author of the O'Reilly book: Hands-on Sencha Touch 2.

Checkout her dev blog:


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  • Lee B.

    Thank you guys for joining me last Saturday and for your feedback. It was a great & fun day! If you want, I can keep you guys in the loop for further Sencha events!

    1 · July 20, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      That would be great!

      July 23, 2014


    Great meetup!

    1 · July 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice hands on experience with Sencha Touch, good trainer.

    1 · July 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    A well prepared session accessible to developers of all levels.

    July 20, 2014

  • Lee B.

    July 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Backends I use are NoSQL document stores (DB'ses) both having a free accounts as we - FireBase and MongoLab (online MongoDB solution.) FireBase's forte lies in it's use of web sockets and authentication mechanism. MongoLab has an extensive query mechanism.

    1 · July 19, 2014

  • Matt F.

    And from our further talks: Python is very easy and lightweight for getting a light Backend running, hosting in Google AppEngine and using built in Datastore. Adding CloudEndpoints on top gives you an easy REST-based API library to talk to your Sencha app. Links: (builds a web front end with datastorage) (creates a rest based endpoint)

    July 19, 2014

  • Matt F.

    Thanks for joining everyone! To host your Sencha webapp on Google Drive as a website, see these instructions:

    There are some additional complications to solve (you can only access as HTTPS, which means the HTTP calls for maps, yelp and fonts fail... you will need to fix that in your sample app yourself

    1 · July 19, 2014

  • Tom van A.

    Hey Guys, Unfortunately there is a lot of construction around the Shell Tower making access difficult. When you get off the Ferry follow Buiksloterweg and take a left at the Tolhuistuin. Cross the bridge and you will see the ALab to the left. See diagram attached in description page. Thanks!

    1 · July 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't wait to get into Sencha... Have _some_ exp using ExtJS 3.x, recent exp with AngularJS. Back then ExtJS attracted my attention because of the easy to create a working app + interface.

    July 13, 2014

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