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How to use the Sencha visual studio plugin with existing projects

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I'm using Visual Studio 2015 Community on Windows 10. Here's how I use the plugin in combination with existing Sencha projects on my file system. First create a blank project: File > New Project Select: Other Project Types > Visual Studio Solution > Blank Solution Now we will add a Sencha project/workspace folder to the […]

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Unix / Mac OSX: How to find a strings in multiple files?

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Ever need to search through all your files for a certain word or phrase? You will need the grep command for this. Handy, and it's recursive, which means you can search through your entire directory tree, scanning every file along the way. grep -r "foo" /mypath The "-r" switch, tells "grep" to scan files in […]

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Universal Windows Apps for Microsoft Surface Pro Hybrids / MS Edge with Ext JS 6

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Now that hybrid touch pc’s / tablets, like the Windows Surface Pro, got popular, I often hear people asking me, if it’s possible to create Ext JS apps for Windows tablets? Ext JS 6 has support for Windows 10. The classic toolkit supports IE8 and up, and the modern toolkit supports the Edge browser. It […]

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Custom UI Components with Sencha

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Sencha recently announced the Angular 2 and React bridges. https://www.sencha.com/blog/first-look-ext-js-bridge-to-angular-2/ https://www.sencha.com/blog/react-and-ext-js-secret-besties/ These are great solutions for Angular 2 or React developers, which do want to make use of the robust Sencha components.(For what’s worth; the Angular 2 and React frameworks don’t contain components. These are just single page app frameworks which sets up the architecture […]

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Sencha & ECMAScript 2015

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With just a few more days to go, before the release of Ext JS 6.2, (BTW, Can’t wait! Material Design theme, pinch to zoom, D3 integration, calendar component and much more…) Sencha is already busy with working on the next major version of Ext JS. We will give you a preview on our long term […]

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Tutorial: Full-stack JavaScript for the Enterprise Getting started with: Ext JS, Node.js, Express, MongoDB and Docker. (8)

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This is the last part of this tutorial series, it will cover Github and the Docker Hub. Github Navigate to github, to add a new repository: https://github.com/new Create two git repositories: docker-ext-client docker-node-server Add a .gitignore file to the following folders: dockerextnode/client/ dockerextnode/server/dockerextdjango/ It should contain the following ignore rules: https://gist.github.com/savelee/970c0d72195ed5b9ca7c5ca533d0a4de Type for both folders, […]

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Tutorial: Full-stack JavaScript for the Enterprise Getting started with: Ext JS, Node.js, Express, MongoDB and Docker. (7)

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This is part VII of the tutorial, and covers: Docker Compose Docker Compose: Linking containers Docker Compose is a tool for defining and running multi-container Docker applications. Docker is a great tool, but to really take full advantage of its potential it's best if each component of your application runs in its own container. For […]

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Tutorial: Full-stack JavaScript for the Enterprise Getting started with: Ext JS, Node.js, Express, MongoDB and Docker. (6)

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This is part VI of the tutorial, and covers Docker. Docker: Containerize your apps A Docker container is similar to a virtual machine. It basically allows you to run a pre-packaged "Linux box" inside a container. The main difference between a Docker container and a typical virtual machine is that Docker is not quite as […]

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Tutorial: Full-stack JavaScript for the Enterprise. Getting started with: Ext JS, Node.js, Express, MongoDB and Docker. (5)

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This is part V of the tutorial, and covers how the Ext JS client app can consume the server Node.js API Let the Ext JS app consume your API By now we have a working back-end with Node, and a working front-end with Sencha. Now we are ready to modify our Sencha app, so we […]

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Tutorial: Full-stack JavaScript for the Enterprise. Getting started with: Ext JS, Node.js, Express, MongoDB and Docker. (4)

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This is part IV of the tutorial, and covers: Setting up CORS on Node.js Once we are done with all the tutorials, you will have a working back-end with Node.js / Express 4 and a working front-end, with Ext JS. Only there will be one problem. The client, can’t reach the JSON backend, because both […]

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