Jay Garcia on February 2nd, 2010

Since the release of chapter 16, I’ve gotten some great feedback – so thank you all very much for responding to the MEAP questions on the manning forums. As of Today, chapter 17 is still under development, but getting close to completion. I am at the point where I’m discussing the DepartmentManager (see http://app.extjsinaction.com) class, [...]

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Jay Garcia on January 8th, 2010

After finishing off Chapter 16, I decided to spend some time cleaning up the examples before starting Chapter 17.  I know people are really anxious to get their hands on this book, but I thought that I needed to spend a few days on the quality of the examples.  Being the sole author, I’ve spent [...]

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Jay Garcia on December 20th, 2009

I spent some time over the last couple of days to properly document the end-application for the book. The benefits of proper documentation can be profoundly beneficial to your application development efforts for both you, your associates, and anyone who is going to inherit your code. Below is a snapshot of the generated documentation from [...]

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I’ve been relatively quiet over the past few weeks as I worked to construct/test and refactor an application for me to walk readers along during construction. It’s been challenging for a few reasons, but I’m happy to say that all challenges have been overcome. Also, with year’s end, I’ve been working hard to find employment [...]

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Jay Garcia on November 4th, 2009

I’m excited to announce the latest MEAP available for immediate download to our customers. “ Our coverage of Ext JS keeps expanding with two new chapters this week, added in response to reader interest. In chapter 9, learn about DataView and ListView, two classes to bring your data into Ext and display it. Chapter 10 [...]

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Jay Garcia on October 18th, 2009

I’ve been under some pressure from readers and many whom are interested to include information about large application development best practices. For instance, how does one organize files? How does one use name spaces properly? These are all valid questions and should be covered.   It is for this reason that I’d like to replace the [...]

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Jay Garcia on October 13th, 2009

Today, I submitted the Charts chapter (10) and revisions for all of the major shifting of chapters thus far. I’m excited to have this one done as it was probably the most technically challenging of any thus far. Next up is the chapter on extensions and plugins, where I’ll discuss how to develop your own [...]

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Jay Garcia on October 13th, 2009

I was elated to see Ext JS in Action on amazon.com today. Even though the book has 3 chapters left, it’s nice to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Click the image below to visit the amazon page.

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Jay Garcia on October 8th, 2009

This chapter has been the most difficult to date. This is mainly because of the sparse documentation provided by the framework. Things are speeding up much faster and I’m over half way done w/ the chapter. Here is a quick preview of the multi-series example that shows how to apply some custom styling to a [...]

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Jay Garcia on October 4th, 2009

To my readers, I apologize for the lack of content and communication lately. Over the past week I’ve been ill, which prevented me from concentrating enough to provide any meaningful content for the manuscript. Today, I am pleased to announce that I’m feeling much better and am working on the Charts and Graphs chapter. This [...]

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