Learning Ext JS 3.0 Released
You might have noticed a recent lack of updates to my blog over the past few months, which is directly related to how much I'm writing elsewhere. So I'm happy to announce that I now have more time to write on my blog...I mean, my Learning Ext JS 3.x book has been completed!
This book marks the 2nd book for me, and the 2nd book in the Learning Ext JS series by Packt Publishing. With every page updated, and new pages and chapters added, this book should be an excellent companion to anyone wanting to learn the Ext JS library from scratch.
All of us involved in the first version of this book, Learning Ext JS, returned to update our content based on user feedback, errata, changes in the library, and our own observations. What we ended up with is a very refined book that guides new users through the learning process involved in creating Ext JS web applications. Plus we added some more witty comments and catchy section headings. I just can't get enough of those.
We were also lucky enough this time to have an amazing technical reviewer Nigel White (Animal) who we brought in as an author to fill in additional sections and clarify technical content. His in-depth knowledge and years of experience with Ext JS have been a great help in making this book as technically accurate as possible.
Probably the most exciting part about updating the book was being able to add in new chapters, three total, for an additional 140 pages of learning power:
- Ext Direct
The Charting chapter covers the introduction of charts into the 3.x line of the Ext JS library, implementing commonly used charts in a few key situations, such as Pie, Bar, Column and Line all tied to a data store.
With the Plugins chapter, we go over how Plugin structure works, how they interact with their host component, and create a simple search filter plugin that can be used in any Grid.
In the Ext Direct chapter, we cover how to setup Direct, build the API, route requests and make the API available to client side scripts.
If your new to Ext JS 3.x and want to get a better understanding of how to use it and how it works, I hope this book finds it's way into your hands, as I have no doubt it will make your life easier. Drop me a line if you enjoyed it, post a review on Amazon, or just hit me up on Twitter.