Adobe or HTML5?

July 19th, 2012 by Yakov Fain

I know, some people will say it’s apples to oranges. Some people will say Adobe is also pushing for HTML5. But I’m writing this for people who read the title of this blog correctly: Flex or JavaScript. Disclaimer 1. I… continue reading

An Elevator Pitch for Modernizr

July 6th, 2012 by Yakov Fain

Say, you’re creating a new startup. What’s one of the most important things you need badly? Money. But how do you convince someone to give you some cash? An elevator pitch. You need to think hard and produce 2-3 (not… 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

Time to Write a new Book: Enterprise HTML5 and Going Mobile

June 22nd, 2012 by Yakov Fain

Yesterday, I was talking to my business partners (and former co-authors) about writing a new book. So far, the working title of the book is “Enterprise HTML5 and Going Mobile”.  The first part is about technologies and techniques used for the desktop… 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 http://www.cleartoolkit.com/downloads/plugins/extjs/cleardatabuilder/4.1/site.xml. 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

Our Fifth Annual Symposium will take place in August

June 4th, 2012 by Yakov Fain

In our company it became a tradition to run  in New York City an annual symposium on software development, where our engineers share their experience gained while develping real-world applications. In first, second, third, and fourth Farata’s symposiums we were covering various aspects… 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

Generating Ext JS and Java CRUD Applications with CDB. Part 1.

April 18th, 2012 by Yakov Fain

Clear Data Builder for Ext JS (CDBExt) is an open source tool that automatically builds Ext JS/Java EE CRUD applications given one or more annotated Java interfaces. The generated JavaScript and Java code enforce best Ext JS and Java EE… continue reading

What not to Bring to an IT Conference

April 18th, 2012 by Yakov Fain

In May, I’m flying to Kiev, Ukraine to participate in a Java conference there and this won’t be the only conference I’ll be going to this year. For software developers the ability to attend a major professional conference is a… continue reading