As many of you know, SenchaCon is happening in just a month (April 7-9) at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Sencha has graciously offered to host a meetup for us the evening before the big conference begins. Like all other meetups in the past, this one is free.
Many of us have been wondering what is next regarding both ExtJS and Sencha Touch. Come hear from the experts (likely it will be Art Kay who may of you know) talking to us about what to expect from Sencha. Specifically, Art will talk about the new merged framework and possibly preview much of the information that will be presented at SenchaCon. No promises, but we will see how it goes.
Hope you can make it! I know it's been a while since we have had any meetups but that's not because there isn't a lot to talk about.
We’re merging our Ext JS and Touch frameworks. You’ll be able to build all of your web apps using a single framework and deliver a unique user experience for customers on desktops (using modern or legacy browsers), tablets, or smartphones.
Sencha has the community excited with the Ext JS 4 successor announced, and SenchaCon coming in November! Please join us at Citizen Space in San Francisco to discuss the future of Sencha and Sencha frameworks!
Sencha guru Jay Garcia will go over the updates from Sencha surrounding Ext JS 5, and Grgur Grisogono will review the new BYOD platform Sencha Space. Learn about the technology that will put a mark on 2015 in the world of enterprise web applications. Jay and Grgur will also hold an in depth question and answer session at the end of the presentation for any and all Sencha questions you may have.
Jay Garcia, Modus Create CTO, is a well-known member of the Sencha and Ext JS community. He is also a proactive contributor to the framework. Jay is the author of "Ext JS in Action" "Ext JS in Action SE" and "Sencha Touch in Action."
Grgur Grisogono, Principal at Modus Create, is co-author of "Ext JS in Action SE." Grgur has organized many Sencha themed European conferences in places such as Amsterdam, London, and Split. Grgur is active in the European Sencha community.
Sencha Touch and Ext JS are beautiful frameworks for building mobile and web apps. While they look perfect for building these apps, the integration with your backend can become a very hard process.
By utilizing Bancha the Sencha frameworks are integrated together with CakePHP into one beautiful development environment. CakePHP is an elegant PHP framework for rapidly developing websites. With only one configuration Bancha allows Sencha developers to have fully-configured and synchronized models. Even advanced features, like remote sorting, filtering and pagination work out of the box without any coding.
Come and join this session to learn how you can build web and mobile apps in hours, not weeks using Bancha’s rapid prototyping tools make developing Sencha Touch and ExtJS applications easier and faster.
Roland Schütz studied and worked at the Technical University of Vienna and now is head of software development at studioQ (http://www.studioq.at/), offering elegant design and development services. Roland has been working with Ext JS and CakePHP since the early days. He’s a full stack web developer with a passion for making elegant software solutions. Roland co-founded Bancha (http://banchaproject.org/) and has been a contributor to several other commercial and open-source frameworks.
Are you a developer? Beginner? Intermediate? Advanced? Are you looking to learn more about Sencha Touch?
Learn Sencha Touch from the guy who wrote the book on it. Jay Garcia, co-author of Sencha Touch in Action will give a talk inspired by the book. Jay will show you real examples and focus on the best practices when using Sencha Touch @ModusJesus.
The talk will be followed by Q&A, so we encourage you to bring a lot of questions.
Food and Drinks will be Available!
Get early access to Sencha Touch in Action and Ext JS in Action, 2e and receive new chapters as they are written!
Sencha Touch in Action: http://www.manning.com/garcia2/
Ext JS in Action, 2e: http://www.manning.com/garcia3/
We look forward to seeing you there!
Sencha's Jacky Nguyen, will be giving us the highlights of his presentation on building the SenchaTouch facebook app from the HTML5. He will demonstrate how HTML5 can be used to handle the toughest challenges in today's most popular native apps.
Mats Bryntse from Bryntum will present some useful techniques when building large Sencha components and he'll also go show how you can test your components and applications using Siesta.
Anyone can throw a Sencha ExtJS or SenchaTouch app together and make it work. Building tooling around the process is an entirely different story. Having been through tens of releases of SA, I can, through my own personal experience, assure you that understanding what and why the Sencha Architect generates the code it does is worth hearing about.
The guys who you will meet and will be presenting at this meetup are the guys that built this awesome and successful product (and continuing to improve it release after release).
Topics we will be talking about include what is the best architecture when building a scalable sencha app, what tricks do they use in the tool itself that you should be using. Of course, lots of new features will be demonstrated and as always, the best part is the Q&A so bring any and all your Sencha questions. We will have plenty of time to ask questions as a group as well as the normal meet and greet.
Hope to see you there!
We will be meeting at practicefusion’s headquarters near Union Square in San Francisco for a change of pace. After our normal meet and greet, one of Sencha’s developers will be showing us some cool features and tricks using their newly released scaffolding app called Sencha Cmd. We will see how easy it is now to build out full MVC structures (directories and files!) as well as automate the build process (minify, SASS, etc.).
Following Sencha’s 45 minute presentation, practicefusion (our host for this meetup) will be doing a 30 minute presentation where they will talk about and show the SenchaTouch application they have built using Sencha’s tools. Finally, we will have our usual Q&A where we get to ask Sencha some hard questions as always. Also, expect to get insights into how Sencha thinks and the best way to utilize their products.
Pizza and soda starts around 6:00 PM Monday December 17th. Bring your questions and curiosity. See you then!
Personally, I'm a total convert. For my quickie prototypes and proof of principle stuff, I feel like this product was built specially for me. I can throw together simple stuff faster than I ever could with the built in RAD tools in other products, plus, the benefit is they grow with me. If there is time, I'll give a short demo of how I built a little Session Viewer for Silicon Valley Code Camp (http://siliconvalley-codecamp.com/register.aspx) (which, buy the way is 10/6 and 10/7 this year so sign up if you have not already, we may fill up ). If you want to see the little gem of session builder, check out the link: http://www.siliconvalley-codecamp.com/STMobile/app.html . It's nothing fancy and was practically trivial to throw together in SA.
See you at the Meetup!
Anyone design challenged engineer (like myself) can build a SenchaTouch app (or ExtJS for that matter) that looks battleship gray. Experienced design engineers can take those apps and make them really shine. David is going to talk about what we can do to make our apps 90% better using code snippets from his GITHUB project as well taking advantage of what comes out of the box in SenchaTouch2. David will also show us the build process he recommends for building ST2 apps with SASS-Compass and JSBuilder.
After David, we welcome community presentations on SenchaTouch theming. If you have something you'd like to present (in 10 minutes), please post back to this list and we will add you to the schedule.