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Sencha review by <span>Michael G.</span>
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ExtJS is the best for enterprise application development.

What do you like best?

ExtJS is a core tool for any enterprise web or mobile application. While it is not often in the public view as a popular JavaScript framework the reality it is more more stable than any of the competitors in my experience. ie. Angular, VueJS, React. It has one of the largest component collections with integrated MVM and MVVM support. We also develop many mobile and desktop applications and like to be able to use one library for both. From our team of developers we have found that it is pretty easy to get new staff trained using the software.

What do you dislike?

Being a consultant it is sometimes difficult to get our clients to purchase a license for smaller projects. Other than that it is not a bad product at all.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You should consider the important of having software developers create software and not have to depend on learning HTML or CSS to be able to build MVC or MVVM applications.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We build web applications for a variety of industries. We find that almost all components that we need are available out the box but also easy to develop our own libraries. Being that we work in JavaScript both front end and backend it is great to not have to learn new languages.

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Sencha review by <span>Renu P.</span>
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Sencha enjoys global presence because of all its features

What do you like best?

Sencha is a web framework which I have used in order to develop mobile applications that can run on Android, Black Berry, IOS, Tizen and Windows. It provides pre-built and pre-tested components for the design of web applications more easily and quickly using resources and tools like Ext JS Stencils. With Sencha you can prototype and develop, theme, code and debug as well as test your web applications on any browser that are run on any device.

What do you dislike?

Sencha lacks its services when it comes to providing support and services like technical training and support as well as customized implementation.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Sencha is useful in many ways, so definitely recommended for all.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The Sencha Platform is very useful in many ways; be it the designing, development or testing of the applications. The Sancha platform uses java script and frameworks like java to develop high quality native like applications once for multiple devices like smartphone, tablets and desktops as well as multiple platforms.

Sencha offers the facility of automated run tests that run on all browsers and on any device. This platform helps maximize tests efficiency, review results, identify and rectify gaps of code coverage and make comparisons across the running tests using visual screen comparisons.

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Sencha review by <span>Johan v.</span>
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Great framework for building complex web applications

What do you like best?

Sencha ExtJS has the largest set of components and once you have got the skill it is very easy to use.

The class system of ExtJS is the best I have seen so far (even better than ReactJS or Angular).

You don't require special hardware to run ExtJS applications. You can run it even on a simple general available hosting package.

With Sencha Themer it also very easy to give your own style your application.

What do you dislike?

The pricing is very high for those who want to start with the framework commercially. That had made that the community is not a vibrant as other major frameworks in the market.

Some extra features (Sencha Test, Pivot table) that should be available to all commercial users are only available in the enterprise edition of ExtJS, which very expensive (9000+ USD) for the individual developer or company with less than 5 developers. The licensing model of Sencha Inc. is not very flexible.

What also is a bit of drawback is the fact that ExtJS has quite a large footprint and is not useful for simply adding some components in a blog post. But once the application is loaded, it works like a charm.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't buy/use it if you want to extend your website with Sencha components. Buy/use it if your demand really requires a web application with complex functionality.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Sencha ExtJS now for 8 years to deliver business solutions to our customers. Applications that have large functionality and feel like users work on their desktop. We run our applications in combination with PHP/MySQL as backend.

Sencha review by <span>John C.</span>
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Well documented, flexible and extensive.

What do you like best?

- I love being able to use simple JavaScript/HTML/SCSS to create both desktop and mobile applications.

- The language is extensively documented and very extensive. After 6 versions they have created components for almost every conceivable need.

- The structure of the language encourages good coding habits (MVC/MVVM, OOP)

- Sencha provides a number of extra tools to aid in application development.

- Sencha Cmd allows you to compile applications for the various app stores

- Sencha Architect provides a GUI for app development and can be really useful in the early stages of designing the user interface.

What do you dislike?

- the commercial licensing is very convoluted and poorly handled. If they can ever get this ironed out then there will be few if any issues, but it continues to be a sticking point for smaller applications and companies

- While the documentation is enormous, there isn't really a good canonical source for how everything fits together. A bit of study can be required at times.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would look at the cost benefit of glueing together multiple "open source" solutions vs a single well documented, well constructed language. While I currently despise their licensing strategy, Sencha is still by far the most comprehensive library for large scale web applications.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We run a small two person shop specializing in web applications for clients who need to manage content, customers and internal resources. Sencha has allowed us to build a wide variety of complex data driven applications quickly and sustainably. By building these applications in a single unified language, we are able to handle new feature requests quickly and easily in a cost effective manner for our clients.

We have written 3 books for the Sencha Touch Mobile version of the language and worked with the Desktop ExtJS version since the the early beta versions of ExtJS 1. With each version the software has improved and care has been taken to ease upgrade issues wherever possible.

Sencha review by <span>Thejdeep G.</span>
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Sencha : A review

What do you like best?

- Easy to build application, everything is organised into the right folders

- Modification of a class automatically changes all the dependencies

- Getting started with Command Line tools and SaaS is pretty much out of the box

- Styling is nice. Modification of the SCSS automatically modifies the CSS

- Great for creating small projects

What do you dislike?

- The software doesn't let you modify too much of the source code

- The building process is quite slow

- Limited selection and availability of themes

- The performance of Architect is a little annoying

- Inability to debug while Architect is executing

- Inability to keep changes made externally

- FTP functionality is missing

Recommendations to others considering the product

Sencha is good for small applications since it manages all the components but otherwise it proves to be a pain. It is also best to break your app into smaller components. This keeps the source code smaller, for I have seen the editor to go slow on larger source codes. Sencha Architect, at the same time, is very expensive. It is offered for 399 USD and the license has to be annually renewed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Now, creating applications is as easy as drag and drop. Which also means that it has automatic source generation, which is a huge plus for novice developers. A lot of time is saved in building the application because of the many different features such as SaSS integration and wide pallet choices.

Sencha review by <span>Urmil K S.</span>
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Sencha Touch review

What do you like best?

Sencha touch is completely driven by javascript and a very comprehensive API docs. I delivered more than 3 projects with varying complexity and found it to be effective. I'm a Mobile application development consultant and used in the Cordova based project. The best part for me considering I'm an Objective-C developer, I just was not interested in dealing with HTML.

What do you dislike?

The stuff I disliked the most was performance on Android devices. And the fact if I want to include some extension developed for Sencha Touch 1.x in Sencha Touch 2.x it simply won't compile.

Recommendations to others considering the product

With Sencha Touch Merging with EXT JS and becoming a licensed software, I will not advise it anymore. Bootstrap, Angular and other frameworks are faster in performance just developer needs to deal with HTML.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work in enterprise mobility and mostly working on apps around it.

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