Configuring Eclipse with Apache Tomcat and Ext JS

April 24th, 2013 by Yakov Fain

While Eclipse IDE is not the best one for JavaScript developers, it’s the most popular IDE among enterprise Java developers. If an enterprise Java developer needs to start developing in JavaScript, the first question comes to his/her mind is “Can… continue reading

Productive Enterprise Web Development with ExtJS and Clear Data Builder

February 5th, 2013 by Viktor Gamov

It’s not likely that you’ll start developing an enterprise HTML5 applications without using one of the JavaScript frameworks. One of the most feature-complete frameworks is ExtJS from Sencha, but its learning curve is a bit steep. Our company, Farata Systems,… continue reading

Four chapters submitted to O’Reilly

January 10th, 2013 by Yakov Fain

We have submitted the drafts of four chapters of the book “Enterprise Web Development: from Desktop to Mobile” to O’Reilly for review and editing. This is a pretty hands-on book as we are developing an application Save Sick Child while… continue reading

Demystifying Ext JS Managed Event Listeners

June 30th, 2012 by Anton Moiseev

In Ext JS there exists the concept of managed event listeners. This topic often confuses Ext JS developers. Official documentation states that managed event listeners are those that “are automatically removed when the Component is destroyed“. But what does that… continue reading

ClearDataBuilder for Ext JS 4.1

June 19th, 2012 by Victor Rasputnis

ClearDataBuilder for Ext JS 4.1 has arrived! The URL for Eclipse plugin update is What Has Changed In addition to Ext JS 4.1 support, we introduce much simplified project wizard. Prior versions of CDB required you to create a… continue reading

Using WebJars for Assets Management in JavaScript Projects

May 16th, 2012 by Viktor Gamov

Using automatic build tools for dependency management is best practice in Java world and usage of tools such as Maven has been proven by the years. But can we utilize existing Maven knowledge of Java dependencies management for JavaScript projects…. continue reading

Getting Started with Ext JS in Intellij IDEA

April 23rd, 2012 by Viktor Gamov

Intellij Idea is an excellent IDE popular among Java developers, and you can use it for JavaScript development too. These days most people use JavaScript-based frameworks, and I like Ext JS framework by Sencha. Last year JetBrains did a huge effort… continue reading

The Java Courseware

April 3rd, 2012 by Yakov Fain

If you are planning to do build a career as a software developer, you have to be prepared to get trained and re-trained every couple of years. But how? If you’re lucky, your employer will send you to classes, otherwise… continue reading

Ext JS: A Reminder About Private JavaScript Members

March 6th, 2012 by Alex Oleynik

JavaScript supports private methods. You do not mark them private as in Java: you create them as private and this was described nicely by Douglas Crockford more than 10 years ago. If you ignore the mechanism of private JavaScript methods… continue reading

How and Why use Overrides in Ext JS Framework

February 27th, 2012 by Anton Moiseev

Ext JS is a powerful HTML5 framework that allows you to get things done in a robust and maintainable way. It does a great job fulfilling your needs for the client-side development on the web. However, you may sometimes come… continue reading