Comparison: jQuery Mobile, Sencha Touch and Appcelerator Titanium

Get an in-depth review of the three most popular javascript-based mobile application development platforms - jQuery Mobile, Sencha Touch, and Appcelerator Titanium! You'll review the development tools, hear about the developer and debugging experience, and participate in a brief code review in order to determine which framework is the most
appropriate for your next mobile project! We'll demonstrate how each framework can be used to develop the same mobile app, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each.


6pm Doors, pizza and drinks

7pm Welcome and app premiers

7:15pm Presentation

8pm Networking

8:30pm Adjourn









Steve Drucker is President of Fig Leaf Software, a Washington D.C.-based technology consulting and training firm that he founded nearly 20 years ago. At various points in the company's history, Steve have worked extensively in Fig Leaf's consulting, training, and sales/marketing activities. Steve has delivered engaging instructor-led training on more than a dozen products including Sencha Touch, Ext JS 4, Adobe LiveCycle ES, Adobe ColdFusion, Adobe Acrobat, and Paperthin's CommonSpot CMS. During his 20 year career in IT, he has authored over a dozen hands-on training guides including , "Fast Track to Ext JS 4", "Fast Track to Sencha Touch", Upgrading to HTML5", "Advanced ColdFusion 9 Development", "Adobe Acrobat Accessibility Deep Dive", and "Fast Track to jQuery Mobile." Steve is also a certified Appcelerator Titanium developer and has developed apps for Fig Leaf's consulting customers on iTunes and Google Play. Steve's latest tutorial, "Teach yourself Sencha Complete in a Day" is now available for free, online at

Currently Steve is developing an iPad-based medical app for a FORTUNE 500 customer, performing code reviews for government and FORTUNE 1000 clients,  and delivering instructor-led training around mobile Javascript frameworks. Before the mobile revolution, Steve implemented web content management systems and custom apps for Voice of America, the National Park Service, and others.


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  • Meetup C.

    Aaron Saunders posted this in our other group: For those interested in more information about Appcelerator.

    We have a local meetup group here that I run. If you have ideas for new topics, please suggest them so we can get events rolling.

    I blog about Appcelerator here, I have some open source appcelerator samples here­ and there are some slides from some of my previous meetups available here­

    May 24, 2013

  • Meetup C.

    Thanks everyone for coming out last night. Thanks steve for an informative, unbiased presentation on the merits and pitfalls of the 3 dev tools. If you want access to the opening remarks slides and main presentation, please see below.

    Opening remarks with Clickable Links to video and other resources, including survey.­

    Main presentation deck:­

    Video will be available soon.

    May 24, 2013

  • Gautam A.

    Excellent presentation .

    May 23, 2013

  • Meetup C.

    If you are on-site at event and want to follow along with the slides during announcements then check out this link­.

    May 23, 2013

  • Piyush J.

    This is my first time to this event, would be great to connect with mobile developers as I am looking to hire for my own company!

    May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm new to this so my question my seem a little off. Does xCode have plugins? I'm looking to develop something in a turn page flip book style.

    May 20, 2013

    • Meetup C.

      You can use static control libraries. This may still be available. http://www.appdesignv...­ There are also cross-platform JavaScript and HTML5 code out there that will give you a headstart.

      May 20, 2013

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