|Title||:||Ext JS in Action|
|Number of Pages||:||496 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Ext JS in Action Reviews
I've been given the opportunity by Manning to review this book.I also learnt ExtJS using the previous version of the book from the same author, which was based on version 3 of the framework.Chance are that a colleague of mine bought this book last week and started reading it as a novice about ExtJS.This combination of events will allow to have a review taking into account two different points of view: the former coming from a developer that already knows the previous version of the framework and the latter coming from a developer that doesn't know it at all.First of all the book starts from the basics, showing the main features, the reasons why a programmer should use it all followed by very clear code snippets.Very important (and very appreciated by myself since I'm an older version enthusiast) the presence of sections that explain where the newer version differs from the older one, since the framework changed quite a lot in its structure.Component creation, rendering and destruction lifecycles are extensively explained along with some smart operation that can be performed against components, such as querying. You will navigate through a lot of components and objects available in this framework, like panels, layouts, forms, data stores, grids, trees, charts and some interesting features like drag-and-drop and remoting.Last section is dedicated to building real applications, with a good description on ExtJS foundations in order to better understand what's going under the hood.I think this book is a must-have both for someone that already know the framework and also for a novice (like my colleague).
It is a hands on, get dirty kind of a book that I like the most personally. This means that if you need to attack a new assignment at work or if you have some spare time at home to try new things up and be productive very soon like I did - this book is your probably best choice.The authors make effort to cover the both MS Windows and Apple's OSes nuances, older than 4 versions of EXT JS, and the book devotes just enough time to the differences between the web browsers.Besides, EXT.js (Sencha) is a very elegant, uniformed framework that allows rapid RUI (desktop app like) single page website development in minimum time.It's capability to seamlessly integrate with supplementary JS components (>10) as Node.JS (for routing) makes it even more attractive for Web 3/2.0 shops.The book covers the most intricate areas of development as remoting, tree-views, charting, drag and drop + more, and it all ends with a nice wrap up in form of a working application, what can be better than that?What I could not get my head around is surprisingly CSS and how to control the formatting, yes themeing is covered, but some formatting aspects in the book seems did not receive its proper attention.Another nuance is PHP, some code in the book relies on PHP, so be aware you may need at least some of its knowledge.My rating hesitatingly falls between 4 and 5, gravitating toward the 5 out of 5, I just don't know of any other book on Ext.JS, but it seems that edition 2.0 is greatly improved. No bugs encountered.I do recommend this book to novice and intermediate developers.
Although this is still a pre-published release, this book picks up where the ExtJS documentation leaves off. It presents concrete examples and builds up skills with each of the components and culminates with a full application at the end. This books has saved me numerous hours trying to decipher the intent of the myriad configuration for most ExtJS components.
Very good reference book if you want to design your entire UI using ext js framework. I am using this for projects where clients don't want any plugins "Flash/Silverlight".It goes from basic to advanced level.
Typical Manning book. They go to great lengths to make their books dry, dry, dry. Don't read in the winter without a humidifier.
Very comprehensive introduction and guide to Ext JS 3.