August 16, 2018—The business value of open source software (OSS) goes beyond a company’s bottom line. Aside from accelerating development speed and simplifying software licensing for IT teams, OSS also delivers a host of benefits such as flexibility, freedom, and accountability. But while adopting the open source model has enabled the creation of new and innovative product solutions that brought tremendous benefits to organizations, using OSS also has its drawbacks and limitations. SourceForge recently spoke with Robert Warmack, a director at Sencha, to discuss the benefits of using open source software and how IT teams can address open source vulnerabilities. Warmack also shared how Sencha EXT JS helps empower developers by hastening their web application development efforts.
June 1, 2018—Sencha announced the latest version of its cross-platform testing tool, Sencha Test 2.2. Sencha Test features more than 200 enhancements and bug fixes, making it easier to create tests, manage defects and store results, according to the company.
May 1, 2018—It is no longer a question of “should I build a mobile app?” Digital businesses have begun to realize mobile app development is necessary to not only stay competitive, but to achieve customer satisfaction. Customers are accessing information on a huge variety of devices, and have come to expect a high-quality, mobile-friendly user experience.
March 1, 2018—Sencha and Dimensional Research conducted a global survey of web development professionals revealing that data visualization is one of the most important capabilities in web application development. Of the 1,300+ respondents, 78% confirmed the need to visualize and analyze complex datasets is expanding. Below are some other key survey findings, which were released in a December 2017 report titled Trends in Web Technologies.
August 25, 2017—In order to strengthen its collection of developer tools, IDERA, a provider of database, development and test management tools, will acquire Sencha. Sencha is a web application development platform, and with this acquisition, it will be integrated with Embarcadero, IDERA’s developer tools division.
August 23, 2017—View a list of the 10 best cross platform mobile development tools currently available. As you’ll see, different cross platform mobile development tools have different specialties: some focus on gaming, some are focused on data security for business purposes, and others specialize in letting you use whatever programming language you like, so you (or your developer team) don’t have to learn new ones.
February 1, 2017—With applications becoming increasingly complex, testing is now a crucial part of the development lifecycle. Sencha Test 2.0 empowers organizations to rapidly deliver applications that meet the quality standards customers have come to expect.
January 31, 2017—Sencha Test 2.0 empowers organizations to rapidly deliver applications that meet the quality standards customers have come to expect. New enhancements make it easier than ever for development teams to quickly write and run unit tests. Additionally, QA teams can seamlessly create and execute automated functional tests that improve application quality and boost the overall efficiency of the application development lifecycle.
January 30, 2017—Ask Art Landro, CEO of Redwood City-based web app development company, Sencha. This former Air Force Lieutenant Colonel recalls his experience as a newly minted officer, having transitioned from his undergraduate program at UConn to the military via the two-year ROTC program….Landro developed several fundamental leadership philosophies over his tenure in the Air Force that he now carries with him as CEO at Sencha.
January 17, 2017—“Leaders bring proposals and suggestions to a problem, not complaints and vented frustration,” agrees Don Griffin, director of engineering at Sencha. “Solving problems is valuable to any business, while pessimism and a negative outlook are costly. If management sees you as a force for positive change and improvement and that you are focused on problems that affect the business, you’ll be considered a valuable asset.”
January 12, 2017—CEOs will become generalists – As we move deeper and deeper into the Digital Age and technology becomes more prevalent in all industries, CEOs will become generalists who are focused on building the right teams to succeed, rather than being an expert in every topic, said Art Landro, CEO of Sencha. “Every company in every industry, from agriculture, mining and manufacturing to logistics, financial services and healthcare, will become a technology company,” Landro said. “Additionally, every technology company will need a CTO who has a deep understanding of the company’s technological infrastructure, software development and support needs.”
December 26, 2016—The keys to developing web applications are planning, UX, and using appropriate tools and technologies to optimize developer productivity.
To gather insights on the state of web application development today, we spoke to 12 companies developing web applications or providing web application development tools to their clients, including Craig Gering, VP of Engineering at Sencha.
December 23, 2016—The focus in software will be getting your hands around all that data and being able to use it either strategically to make important long-term decisions, or in real-time to make operational decisions – as there is no value to the data being created if you can’t use it. In order to get ahead and stay ahead of the competition, it will be critical for organizations to leverage web application lifecycle management platforms that have the capability to consume huge amounts of data and present that data in a way that helps them make the right decisions.
December 16, 2016—More data was created in the last two years than the previous 5,000 years of humanity. In 2017, we will create even more data in one year alone. The type of data created is expanding rapidly across a wide range of industries: biotech, energy, IoT, healthcare, automotive, space and deep sea explorations, cybersecurity, social media, telecom, consumer electronics, manufacturing, gaming and entertainment – the list goes on. Yet, recent research has found that less than 0.5 percent of that data is actually being analyzed for operational decision making. The focus in software will be getting your hands around all that data and being able to use it either strategically to make important long-term decisions, or in real-time to make operational decisions – as there is no value to the data being created if you can’t use it. In order to get ahead and stay ahead of the competition, it will be critical for organizations to leverage web application lifecycle management platforms that have the capability to consume huge amounts of data and present that data in a way that helps them make the right decisions.
– Art Landro, CEO
December 6, 2016—Software developers will rule the digital world.
While developing and building relationships with customers over the last year, I’ve learned that many executives’ number one challenge is finding quality software developers. Today, we live and work in a world where there continues to be massive growth in technological advances and an explosion of technical choices. In this world, developers – specifically, software developers wielding web technology skills and tools that turn ideas into amazing applications which drive operations and businesses around the planet – rule.
December 5, 2016—Organizations expect to increase their investments in web-based technologies to enhance the efficiency and quality of their app development, according to a recent survey from Sencha. The resulting report, “The State of the Modern Web,” indicates that web technology enables developers to support multiple browsers and screen sizes for both desktop and mobile app projects. Findings also report on the emergence of web apps, which enable organizations to avoid building apps separately for every needed platform.
December 5, 2016—Despite the buzz around smartphones, these research results confirm that the desktop is far from dead. The desktop remains the most critical platform for business applications due in part to the massive explosion in the complexity and volume of data.
And this growth in data is also driving the demand for increased data visualization techniques, such as D3, and analytics within the applications as users seek to make more informed strategic and operational decisions.
November 29, 2016—We caught up with Sencha’s CEO Art Landro to learn more about two announcements the company made at SenchaCon: an enhanced version of its Sencha Web Application Lifecycle Management Platform, and findings of an independent, worldwide survey conducted by Dimensional Research, which looks at how the needs and challenges of web developers and consumers are changing and underscores the importance of web applications for today’s businesses.
November 16, 2016—DATA BATCHES – One of the biggest challenges of building an IoT application is collating the data from various sources. But when an application makes many repetitive requests to different IoT devices to obtain data, it can slow app performance. As such, the best way to ensure performance of IoT applications is to consolidate data into batches. Data can be pushed to the application at low latency in small chunks, as it becomes available. At the same time, deploying an application through a web browser makes it’s usable across an extremely wide variety of devices.
– Daniel Gallo, Sales Engineer
November 14, 2016—Sencha Web Application Lifecycle Management Platform – Key features: The next generation of the Sencha Platform allows developers to design, build and test data-intensive web applications and deliver the right user experience, on the right screen, at the right time. Key benefits include increased developer productivity, improved application quality and accelerated time-to-market for cross-platform web applications.
November 9, 2016—While there was plenty of hoopla back when the smartphone was first starting to emerge that it would ultimately replace the desktop PC—and in many functions it has—the grim pronouncements about the death of the desktop seem to have never actually materialized. In fact, a new report from Sencha and Dimensional Research details how the so-called “Post-PC Era” has a lot of PCs still operating, and likely will for some time to come….Eighty percent of respondents called desktop applications absolutely essential for development for the next 12 months. By comparison, only 36 percent could say likewise about mobile apps.
November 9, 2016—Delivers more solutions for developers to design, develop and test web applications quickly and easily, reducing time to market. “More than ever, developers are under pressure to rapidly build – and maintain – data-intensive, cross-platform enterprise web applications. For this reason, developers are always looking for effective and well-supported technologies that benefit from the synergies of adoption by a large ecosystem.” said Al Hilwa, program director of software development research at IDC….”
November 8, 2016—“The increasing complexity and data-intensive nature of modern web applications means developers need a comprehensive solution to design, develop and test their applications, and get them to market as quickly as possible,” said Art Landro, CEO of Sencha.
November 8, 2016—Sencha announced the next generation of its Web Application Lifecycle Management Platform. The Sencha Platform allows developers to design, build and test data-intensive web applications and deliver the right user experience, on the right screen, at the right time.
November 8, 2016—According to 80 percent of web developers, desktop applications are absolutely essential, and 93 percent say web technologies are critical to their strategy for desktop and mobile. These findings come from development platform Sencha which commissioned Dimensional Research to survey over 1,100 web development professionals.
October 24, 2016—The biggest DevOps challenge that many organizations face is the corporate policies that separate development and IT. It is critical that IT be given the freedom and resources to enable and empower DevOps, so the teams can use agile methodologies to shorten release cycles and reduce deployment time. This culture change may require executive sponsorship to break down these walls.
– Don Griffin, Director of Engineering
October 17, 2016—Applications that perform well have to be built effectively and tested meticulously. As such, the biggest impact on application performance is new features. As developers introduce new code, overall performance is affected. Due to schedule pressures, there is often no time remaining to optimize performance. Balancing the demands of time to market and application performance is a requirement for all members of the development, ops, and executive teams.
– Don Griffin, Director of Engineering, Sencha
October 17, 2016—Every company has a culture and, as a company grows up and takes on the awesome responsibility of more customers, partners and employees, the original culture needs to grow up along with that process. Let me tell you, culture is hard to change – especially if you don’t differentiate between the good culture and the bad culture, because there are both. When you hear comments like ‘we have always done it that way’ or ‘great idea, but you won’t convince the bosses,’ this might indicate bad culture and you should take steps to isolate it through new processes, peer-supplied alternatives or prioritization changes. Faster than you think, the bad culture will begin to recede.
– Art Landro, CEO of Sencha
October 9, 2016—The influx of IoT devices presents an unprecedented challenge for enterprise environments: businesses are more frequently faced with the task of aggregating, visualizing, and interacting with a variety of different data sources using a dashboard. Luckily, many IoT devices feature programmable APIs, enabling enterprises to hook up some kind of front-end to them.
October 6, 2016—Here are 10 things tech leaders should know about DevOps.
1. Remove corporate policies that separate development and IT.
“It’s critical that devs be given the freedom and resources to enable and empower DevOps, so the teams can use agile methodologies to shorten release cycles and reduce deployment time,” said Don Griffin, engineering director at Sencha. “This culture change requires management sponsorship to break down these walls.”
September 27, 2016—As for some of the particulars of the code library, Wyoming chose Java with Sencha GXT for its development language, figuring this would be the language most employees would be familiar with, and ETS uses BitBucket Git as its code repository.
September 13, 2016—Ext JS 6.2 new features help build powerful, data-rich, cross-platform web applications, bringing leading-edge data visualization capabilities (D3 and data analytics) to any Ext JS web application.
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September 8, 2016—Sencha has announced the availability of Ext JS 6.2, Sencha Cmd 6.2, Sencha Architect 4.0, and the new Sencha Themer 1.0. With these releases, Sencha introduces data visualization capabilities, such as new framework components, development tools, and solutions that will helps developers with productivity.
A new adapter and data-driven document library, D3.js, will help organizations find new ways to deliver their complex data for mobile and web applications. Developers can build visualizations that fit within their Ext JS applications by using this new adapter.
August 19, 2016—”The converter automatically reads the Oracle Forms and converts them into a web app with Ext JS HTML5 output,” Mullarkey said. “Many customers will use the Sencha web application lifecycle management platform, including Ext JS, to modernize the front-end of their apps, so the UI is more modern and the application can utilize advanced data visualization and analytics capabilities.”
August 16, 2016—Landro examines exactly how can organisations address the gaps and disconnects between the operational and developer teams — and how can enterprises use the skills of the developer in order to successfully drive the business forward.
June 20, 2016—Sencha’s senior director of product management, Gautam Agrawal, advises what he calls a passive recruitment strategy that gives you a sense of who’s available before you have a position to fill. “Just as employees look for opportunities, employers should also create a program where they are networking with candidates that they would like to have to generate a pool of candidates that would help them to pick someone when they actually need them,” Agrawal says.
This network-before-you-need approach should also be coupled with ongoing evaluation and development of your primary talent pool: current staff. “Evaluate existing employees before putting out new postings in the job boards,” Agrawal says. “It’s important for morale and very efficient to identify existing talent in the company and promoting those individuals.”
Developers can also use Sencha GXT, a UI framework for building data-rich HTML5 applications for both desktops and tablets using Java. This helps developers write applications in Java and compile their code into HTML5. Shikhir Singh, senior developer relations manager for Sencha, said that one of the main features of Sencha’s products is that they provide stability, which in turn gives users a better experience.
June 13, 2016—Sencha runs into the IBM i platform quite a bit during its dealings with Global 2000 companies, Mullarkey says. One of the goals of the partnership is to increase the awareness that tools such as Valence exist, that there is a path forward to modernize legacy apps.
“IBM i . . . has a huge worldwide footprint,” the Sencha VP says. “These platforms are everywhere. Customers love them, for very good reasons, and they want to preserve them, but they want to extend them.”
April 4, 2016—It’s very easy for developers and test automation engineers to identify and write tests for Ext JS components. The ability to write tests using the BDD (behavior driven development) principles makes the tests more readable and maintainable in the long run. Using Sencha Test, users can be up and running tests in less than 15 minutes.
March 10, 2016—Sencha CEO Art Landro argues that the continued explosion of connected sensors, wearables and devices, also known as the Internet of Things, will force enterprises to find elegant solutions to visualize large sets of complex data.
“There will be a requirement to organize and visualize all incoming data from these connected devices with ‘multiple nested dashboards’ that effectively allow rapid decision-making for everything from real-time actions in tactical situations to strategic analysis and reporting to ensure accurate insight into competitiveness and viability,” suggests Landro.
February 29, 2016—Sencha Test is the only dedicated unit and end-to-end functional testing solution for Ext JS applications. The components work together seamlessly to provide a comprehensive and integrated test environment designed to test apps quickly and execute across multiple browsers simultaneously.
February 22, 2016—Not only are apps being developed faster, but the demand for fast apps is greater too. A 2015 study Sencha conducted with Forrester Consulting called “The Rise of Web Technology” found that apps are expected to be created over a shorter timeline without a corresponding increase in developer activity.
The study also found that 43 percent of companies expected to see an increase of 50 percent or greater in technical complexity of web and mobile apps.
February 17, 2016—Sencha Test features the ability to write unit and functional tests for Ext JS apps; create tests using an event recorder; organize tests into scenarios for long-term scalability and maintainability; integrate with existing CI systems; analyze how much of the code is being tested; execute tests locally and across browser farms; review and report on test results; and compare multiple reports for better analysis.
January 12, 2016—IoT and Data Visualization: The IoT will challenge enterprises to find elegant solutions to visualize large sets of complex data, Sencha’s Landro said. “… There will be a requirement to organize and visualize all incoming data from these connected devices with ‘multiple nested dashboards’ that effectively allow rapid decision-making for everything from real-time actions in tactical situations to strategic analysis and reporting, to ensure accurate insight into competitiveness and viability.”
January 5, 2016—A lot more important are the mobile apps that are used in the business world to give workers, clients, suppliers, distributors etc. real-time mobile access to the ‘real’ applications that run businesses – often called enterprise (mobile) apps. This is where the readiness of web-based applications is really being tested.
Examples of companies that use enterprise mobile apps include Citibank, MasterCard and Fidelity Investments, according to Gautam Agrawal, senior director of product management at Sencha.
December 30, 2015—Sencha has released Sencha GXT 4, the latest update to the company’s Java framework for building HTML5 web applications. This release is focused around support for touch and gestures for tablets and touch screen laptops. Sencha GXT offers UI components that are interoperable with native GWT (formerly Google Web Toolkit) components. These components include HTML5 grids, trees, lists, forms, menus, toolbars, panels and windows. Also new is Triton, a GXT theme that is optimized for the tablet application experience that enables the use of a wider contact surface suitable for fingertips on tablets.
December 18, 2015—ADM: How will the continued explosion of the Internet of Things impact enterprises ability to harness the growing amount of data, even on mobile devices?
Landro: In 2016, the continued explosion of connected sensors, wearables and devices will force enterprises to find powerful yet easy solutions that enable users to visualize large sets of complex data on mobile devices so they can derive critical insight. Sencha CEO
Lines of Business will need to collaborate closely with their application development teams to develop and push applications to a growing number of users and devices on different platforms with different screen sizes.
December 9, 2015—For developers who use tools to build desktop applications, there’s Sencha’s announcement of the availability of Sencha GXT 4, which now allows them to extend their desktop applications to tablet devices with little to no modification to the existing application codebase.
November 18, 2015—Ext JS ist ein Framework zum Erstellen interaktiver Webanwendungen. Hersteller Sencha hat nun Plug-ins für Visual Studio und Eclipse veröffentlicht. Derzeit handelt es sich noch um Early-Access-Versionen, die sich bis zum endgültigen Release noch verändern werden.
November 17, 2015—Sencha announced its new status in the Visual Studio ecosystem as well as its new plug-in at the Microsoft Visual Studio Live! event this week in Orlando, Fla., where the company also demonstrated the plug-in and its support for the Microsoft Edge browser.
November 10, 2015—Sencha Architect – This tool is designed to ease the app-development process for HTML5 software. Thanks to the simple drag-and-drop design, custom templates, and other innovative features, Sencha Architect makes building apps easy for both newcomers and those who have been developing for a long time. Automatic code-generation negates the need for manual coding and removes the risk of human error for smoother performance.
October 29, 2015—Today marks the one-year anniversary of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) declaring the HTML5 standard complete, a significant milestone in the history of the Internet and web application development. In this past year, HTML5 adoption has gone into overdrive, with more and more companies moving to HTML5 to deliver rich cross-platform web applications. The most recent examples include Amazon, Facebook, Google and YouTube, which transitioned from Adobe’s Flash to HTML5. Why is that? And why now?
October 28, 2015—So how have these advancements impacted Web development?
It has brought agility to the market because now there is a capability to do things faster. Businesses are turning around, and they are being more demanding by saying, “Let’s take this application that was only on desktop, and mobilize that application to deliver it on a mobile device so I can engage with my customer in a better way and be more interactive.”
October 21, 2015—There is a jump is in the number of developers using HTML5 as their primary web technology for mobile development. The 2013 and 2014 surveys both showed 7 percent of developers using HTML5 as their primary web application development technology, with 2015 doubling to 14 percent.
October 5, 2015—In the past, HTML5 has been viewed as the ugly stepchild of Web technologies. But with recent advancements from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), HTML5 is quickly becoming the preferred solution for developing for the Web.
“Over the last probably six months, HTML5 has really kind of risen to become a reliable enterprise-class software that large companies and small companies can actually count on,” said Art Landro, CEO of Sencha.
September 23, 2015—For IBM i shops eyeing mobile development, the tools are in place to consolidate nearly all client development–including mobile apps for all smartphone and tablet platforms, as well as Web applications.
Earlier this summer, Sencha released a unified app development framework that’s gaining the attention of enterprises. With Sencha Ext JS 6, enterprises can develop applications that render perfectly in PC-based Web browsers, and touch-enabled smartphones and tablets.
September 22, 2015—The emergence of a great and ever-growing number of form factors and operating systems makes writing natively – for each device – increasingly impracticable. HTML5 has reached a maturity level and sophistication in which its ability to create and present rich content without relying on the device and its operating system makes it a preferred alternative.
September 11, 2015—Sencha is bullish on the technology, with Gautam Agrawal, senior director of product management stating that this “changes more of UX than UI itself. 3D Touch offers pressure-sensitive interaction capabilities, which can potentially improve the application workflow (depending on how the UX designers and developers utilize these capabilities).”
September 4, 2015—The new beta release of Sencha Inspector provides a debugging tool with direct access to components, classes, objects, and themes for apps built using Sencha frameworks. With Inspector beta, developers can debug Ext JS classic and modern applications.
July 31, 2015—”Of all the technologies for building native or Web applications, HTML5 shows the strongest predicted growth at 20 percent,” Sencha reported this week in announcing the 6th Annual Developer Survey conducted by Strategy Analytics.
July 30, 2015—The number of developers basing their apps around HTML5 has grown from 35 percent in 2013 to 39 percent this year. Most of these developers were targeting mobile platforms, with 92 percent developing for smartphones and 84 percent targeting tablets. Only 36 percent of developers supported PCs.
July 29, 2015—Based on responses from more than 500 mobile application developers, including Sencha developers, the report reveals an increase in the number of both mobile and desktop devices that developers will support next year, showing strongest predicted growth using HTML5 as the app developer platform. Of all the technologies for building native or web applications, HTML5 shows the strongest predicted growth at 20 percent, according to the survey.
July 9, 2015—Nicholas Harlow is Director of Product Management at Sencha, a company that is currently on the front lines of application development for enterprises. He took a moment to answer a few questions about the roles that browser-based apps powered by HTML5 and mobile apps will play going forward, both for consumers and the enterprise.
July 8, 2015—Sencha has announced new web application development offerings with the general availability release of Sencha Ext JS 6 and revamped Sencha Web Application Manager (formerly known as Sencha Space), part of the new Sencha Web Application Lifecycle Management Platform.
July 1, 2015—There is pressure on IT departments to quickly build applications for different types of devices and OSes while keeping costs down, and that is helping Web apps gain ground, according to Art Landro, CEO at Sencha.
June 15, 2015—Of those respondents who reported moving from native to Web, the main reason for the switch was to improve the efficiency of the organization’s development process, reported by 69 percent of such respondents. Among other reasons, 41 percent reported it would improve the quality of apps, with improved time to market and lower development costs closely following.
June 12, 2015—The proliferation of different devices also creates development and deployment challenges, the survey finds. Through all this, security is also one of the top concerns.
All this is pushing developers to web-based development platforms, and away from the native on-premises tools they may have favored in the past, the survey concludes. Close to two-thirds, 63 percent, say that web-based development environments are critical to their web and mobile application strategies. Twenty-seven percent say they will be moving away from native app development to web-based development over the coming year.
April 15, 2015—Sencha’s Web Application Lifecycle Management Platform extends the integration between the Sencha Ext JS framework and Sencha Space management solution to help deliver analytics and debugging as well as providing the ability to identify performance problems and identify potential issues impacting an application’s architecture.
April 8, 2015—Sencha CEO Art Landro says the Sencha Web Application Lifecycle Management Platform will unify the deployment of multiple Sencha technologies within a modular framework that organizations can opt to deploy as needed. This approach makes it possible to easily deploy Sencha products alongside existing complementary technologies or opt to employ the entire framework, says Landro.
March 31, 2015—Last year was a good one for HTML5. The World Wide Web Consortium (WC3) gave the cross-platform application development language “recommendation” status, its highest level of endorsement. YouTube made HTML5 its default video delivery platform, signaling both its dissatisfaction with Flash and its support for HTML5. And operating system updates from both Apple and Android saw performance improvements for apps built with HTML5.
April 1, 2015—Sencha has released Sencha Space 1.3, the latest version of its application management platform which provides the ability to deploy business applications to desktops, tablets, and smartphones in a secure web application environment that encrypts and segregates proprietary apps and data on the device.
February 21, 2015—Yesterday Sencha announced the new version of Sencha Space 1.3 which has one, in my humble opinion, critically important additional function. As the IoT/M2M community goes from silo solutions to common infrastructure a key ingredient is to make the applications available at all times. This is particularly important to companies with field operations and even hospitals and other campus environments where connectivity can be an issue. As the company states, this “new offline functionality empowers businesses to flexibly support diverse types of application usage.”
February 13, 2015—"In today's high speed and diverse world, there is no single application or device that works for every person in an organisation - IT environments and end users are too varied and complex," said Art Landro, CEO of Sencha.
Sencha Space 1.3 introduces a new offline functionality for control over app versioning, allowing for multiple and different versions of the same application based on the user's profile.
January 10, 2015—In the face of distributed workforces and project-based working groups that include third-party contractors, and so on, apps need to be shared across borders without the limitation of BYOD policies to secure devices. Instead of practicing intrusive control over internal and external devices, enterprises will be turning to Web-based tools that efficiently silo private and corporate data on the same device—allowing IT departments to secure corporate information without infringing on the personal device. —Art Landro, CEO, Sencha
January 3, 2015—BYOD POLICIES WILL SHIFT WITHIN COMPANIES.
"In the face of distributed workforces and project-based working groups that include third-party contractors, apps need to be shared across borders without the limitation of BYOD policies to secure devices," said Art Landro, chief executive officer at Sencha. "Instead of practicing intrusive control over internal and external devices, enterprises will be turning to web-based tools that efficiently silo private and corporate data on the same device," he said. That means allowing IT departments to secure corporate information without mucking about with this one smartphone or that one employee's tablet. Prepare for more across-the-board solutions.
December 10, 2014—To address that issue, Sencha has created Sencha Space 1.2, which enables HTML5 developers to deploy a run-time environment that is consistent across all Google Android devices. As part of the update, Sencha is also making available Sencha Space APIs that enable everything from allowing applications running in different instances of Sencha Space to securely communicate and share data with one another to a sensor API that provides access to a wide variety of device types.
December 6, 2014—Just off the main PR-driven bulletin freeway this week is "news" of open-source web application frameworks and tools company Sencha… and its developer team's thoughts on Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Sencha has reviewed Google's recently released Android 5.0 Lollipop to see how it stacks up against, and impacts, web app development.
Dr. Dobb's Journal
November 6, 2014—For the user interface function, for example, Thornhill chose an HTML5 application development framework from Sencha, a company based in Redwood City, Calif. “We wanted as few technologies as possible,” he said. “HTML5 is pretty damn close to write once, deploy everywhere.”
November 3, 2014—Key features: Space 1.2 is a platform to securely deploy and manage business applications, empowering organizations to manage apps and data across all devices and screens—including desktops, tablets and smartphones.
October 31, 2014—Sencha Space provides the ability to deliver business applications to desktops, tablets, and smartphones in a secure web application environment that encrypts and segregates proprietary apps and data on the device. It helps reduce the cost and complexity of multi-device enterprise application development, maintenance, and deployment by eliminating the need for multiple code bases, native packaging, consumer app store deployment, and the use of sensitive apps in insecure consumer browsers.
App Developer Magazine
October 31, 2014—With app management platforms proliferating in the new mobile-first era, Sencha Inc. has added some new twists to its offering such as including desktop applications in the mix and addressing the "Android fragmentation" problem with its Web-based cross-platform approach....Sencha introduced a desktop client application so users can use one integrated platform to deploy applications to mobile devices and desktops. With Sencha Space 1.2, users download an app for their device/desktop/laptop that's connected to a console used by admins to control user access to applications and data. With this universal control, Sencha said it shields users from disruptive changes caused by rapidly evolving devices and platforms, including security-related considerations.
Application Development Trends
October 31, 2014—An upgraded version of Sencha’s Space platform has the potential to bring together desktops, smartphones and tablets, with lower management costs along the way....Instead of running the apps in a browser, Sencha has developed a more secure client for them to run in. With version 1.2 of Space, the client can run on desktops in addition to smartphones and tablets. Once the client has been installed, users can access the same apps they have previously used on their mobile devices.
October 28, 2014—Sencha is a cross-platform, cross-form factor development platform. Its platform covers the entire application lifecycle from architecture to design, development to testing and management....The company is today rolling out the latest version of its deployment and management product, Sencha Space. The new product allows enterprise customers to manage applications and data across all their users devices – desktop, laptop and mobile devices. This is important since the move to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has created an IT headache. IT has to support a massive variety of endpoint devices – delivering applications to all those devices is a difficult task – Sencha makes it easier.
October 23, 2014—Ultimately, we decided on Sencha Ext JS for its superior browser compatibility and for how it handles vast amounts of data with out-of-the-box features and components. After deploying HTML5 apps, we’ve experienced an overall improvement in application performance, saving an average of 11 seconds on processing time.
August 25, 2014—Ultimately, the team decided to go with Sencha because it offered many components out of the box. Parhizkar also noted that Sencha offered "top-notch" enterprise support. All in all, Parhizkar said he is pleased with the investment. He does, however, have some advice he would give anyone faced with a similar project. "Definitely have training sooner rather than later," he recommends. "Even before you start the project, either get online or on-site training."
August 5, 2014—The single container approach that utilizes HTML5 addresses many of the challenges developers and IT administrators face, while delivering seamless experiences for end users.
Wired Innovation Insights
June 19, 2014—Art Landro, the new CEO of Sencha, a provider of a mobile-application development tools optimized for HTML5, plans to create a global alliance program. Aimed at other technology vendors and business partners, such as systems integrators and independent software vendors, the program should help developers of mobile computing applications more easily plug into a range of backend services, according to Landro.
June 19, 2014—Among the topics Landro and I discussed was the issue of supporting all of the legacy apps IT is managing that now have to be delivered to mobile end points in BYOD situations. Sencha does not intend to act as referee in the HTML5 vs. native debate, as much as it intends to give enterprises a platform on which to deliver apps to the most people, on the most devices, and as easily as possible.
June 6, 2014—Sencha, a provider of HTML5 development tools for desktop and mobile applications, announced an upgrade to Ext JS, its flagship development platform for building cross-browser applications. Ext JS 5 enables developers to build or move desktop apps to mobile devices with little to no modification to the existing code base and within the same development tools they already use.
June 5, 2014—Sencha, a leader in powering HTML5 development for desktop and mobile applications, today announced a significant upgrade to Ext JS, its flagship development platform for building unmatched cross-browser applications. Ext JS 5 is a big step forward for desktop and mobile application development as developers can now easily build and/or move desktop apps to mobile devices, with little to no modification to the existing code base and within the same development tools they already use. Available immediately, Ext JS 5 further entrenches Sencha as the standard for building apps that, with a single code base, can run on touch-based devices as well as computers using either modern or legacy browsers.
June 5, 2014—Whether the Web continues to be the principal metaphor that everyday users recognize for delivering information through the Internet will depend on whether the rise of mobile-style apps eventually tapers off. Presently, such a tapering does not appear to be in the cards. In fact, the case for apps dominance may have been bolstered this week with the official release of the latest version of the Ext JS development framework for HTML5 by Sencha.
Fierce Enterprise Communications
June 5, 2014—Rhon Daguro's planned career change from Silicon Valley software developer to restaurant-nightclub guru didn't materialize. However, during that time he spotted a customer need that led him to a new tech career.
Today, he is CEO of Nervana Group, which brings interactive touchscreen technologies to the hospitality and education industries. Getting service ready to enter the mobile sphere called for a new HTML5 platform that combined mobile and large experiential touchscreen technologies.
June 5, 2014—Sencha has announced an upgrade to Ext JS, its development platform for building cross-browser applications. Ext JS 5 promises to allow developers to build and/or move desktop apps to mobile devices with little to no modification to the existing code base within the same development tools.
Dr. Dobb's Journal
May 28, 2014—Few companies can claim they have ridden the wave of mobile communication like Sencha, which has been doing so since 2008. Starting with JQTouch and Raphael, the company’s contributions to open source expertise, they have been steadily building a community of developers (now numbering more than two million) who understand that the goal is to keep the code common when developing apps for a bring your own device (BYOD) world.
May 25, 2014—Here's a collection of 10 tools that wont need you to learn the complexities of Objective-C (iPhone) or Java (Android, BlackBerry) in order to make some really cool mobile apps.
May 23, 2014—What a busy week. There's Lithium's post-Klout products, a new video-oriented social platform, an SDK for adding video ads to apps, six new native ad formats and an update to Sencha's desktop-app-to-tablet-app framework.
Plus, Pipeliner CRM has re-launched, Vobi has launched a new communication service, an updated report looks at trust and personal data, Moxie buys Simplybox technology, and a dyslexia app is looking
May 1, 2014—FeedHenry 3 arrives this week. The open standards-based mobile application platform is delivered as a cloud offering with new features around core functions including mBaaS and API management, role-based development and team collaboration.
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April 25, 2014—Which HTML5 camp are you in?
Some think HTML5 hasn't met expectations as a platform for mobile applications. An IDC report, "The Evolving State of HTML5," noted the technology is still plagued with misconceptions. Native app development and HTML5 will continue to co-exist, the IDC predicted. Native app development will continue to be "the primary way mobile applications will be delivered and run."
Others see the technology as promising. Sencha, an open-source web application frameworks provider, said standards-based HTML5 development, whose popularity has been growing in part because such apps can run cross-platform, has caught on big in the enterprise.
Celtra feels there's promise.
Sencha Space – Solving BYOD with Cross-Platform Management to Build and Deploy Secure Mobile HTML5 Apps
April 22, 2014—With more and more enterprises adopting BYOD policies, the challenge for IT departments has become how to manage personal and professional applications on the same device, making sure company information is secure without infringing upon personal privacy. The importance of this issue will only grow as mobility becomes an even greater fixture in the enterprise.
App Developer Magazine
April 22, 2014—There are IBM midrange companies that strategize and even prioritize plans for strengthening their IT workforces with the intention of improving business processes and solving business problems. If you attend an event like the Toronto User Group's annual two-day technical conference April 24 and 25, you find people who work for those companies learning to use IBM i and Power Systems like its 2014 instead of 1994. If you are sitting on the sidelines, 20 years of IT innovation is a long time to be out of the game.
April 22, 2014— Android has carved out a distinct niche of following today, with more and more people using the platform on a plethora of devices ranging from smartphones and tablets. Android undoubtedly owns the greater chunk of the market share owing to tremendous popularity courtesy some amazing features and unmatched customisation options. Android provides developers a big market to sell their apps but also does not require any major investment. Here are 10 priceless Android-ready development frameworks for you.
April 20, 2014—Cassette tapes, 8-tracks, and … Flash. All three of these mediums need a player to work, and all three mediums are either dead or dying. Just as CDs replaced tapes as a more efficient means of playing music, and digital files replaced CDs to do the same, HTML5 is making Flash obsolete.
The Next Web
April 10, 2014—A few years ago, mobile applications were not much popular. But now, they gained massive popularity with the advent of Smartphones. These Smartphones use various mobile platforms like Android, Blackberry, IOS, windows, etc. To create an app that is friendly and compatible with most mobile platforms, one needs Sencha Touch Technology.
March 19, 2014—A recent report commissioned by Sencha provides some interesting insights into where we are today and what the future holds for HTML5 app development. We visited with Sencha CEO Michael Mullany for a few minutes to talk about the report and get his views on the subject.
App Developer Magazine
March 18, 2014—CNX Corp. yesterday unveiled a major new release of its flagship Web and mobile development tool for IBM i, the Valence Framework version 4.0. The new version is based on Sencha Architect 3, which CNX says allows IBM i shops to develop Web and mobile apps almost completely in a drag-and-drop manner. The updated portal also has a place for accessing 5250 apps that haven't yet been rewritten or modernized for the new HTML5 world.
March 17, 2014—Tizen has announced the winners of the Tizen App Challenge, a contest that awarded over $4M in prizes to app developers. 54 prizes were awarded to top ranked Tizen apps across 9 categories. In addition, the top rated HTML5 apps received $50,000 each.
App Developer Magazine
March 12, 2014—Fostering collaboration and efficiency in the workplace is nothing new, but how that is achieved is evolving as workers turn to mobile devices to access information. To keep pace with the transition, Andrew Filev, CEO of Wrike, a Web-based project management application, knew he needed to make his offering mobile-friendly.
March 12, 2014—A new report finds standards-based HTML5 development, whose popularity has been growing in part because such apps can run cross-platform, has caught on big in the enterprise.
March 11, 2014—HTML5 developers queried recently by tools vendor Sencha remain dedicated to building apps via Web technologies, even as doubts have been cast on how effective HTML5 is vis à vis native development. Many of those same developers, however, have dropped support for the classic Microsoft Windows platform.
March 10, 2014—Mobile developers write for a number of different platforms, so assessing surveys of their desires and lists of which platforms they are using is a bit tricky. It is not as if they must choose one.
March 10, 2014—Drifty, a participant in the TechStars Cloud 2013 incubator, and makers of a suite of tools for mobile developers building apps and websites, most notably, the Ionic framework, has closed on a million in seed funding, the company is announcing. The funding comes from Arthur Ventures, and will help the company grow its team and continue development on the Ionic framework.
March 8, 2014—There has been a paradigm shift in mobile domain in the past 2 years with the introduction of smartphones.Every business desires to reach its customers through mobile applications and too on all the platforms. In addition, the business wants to keep the time to market the products minimum so that they can beat their competition and and also be able to show their superiority in the market.
March 7, 2014—Dr. Dobbs has awarded the Jolt Award for Mobile and Coding Tools for 2014.Dr. Dobb's Journal has recently announced the winners of the Jolt Awards for Mobile Development Tools. This award is meant to recognize the best tools for creating mobile applications. This year’s award recognizes the improvements made by cross-platform mobile development tools, noting that if “they continue to close the gap with native applications, they might well become the tool of choice for all development, save the most demanding.”
March 5, 2014—In this post I wanted to go over how easy it is to package your existing Sencha Touch applications using PhoneGap and bring it to the BlackBerry 10 platform. Since the release of Sencha Touch 2.3 and Phone Gap 2.9, creating your cross platform applications (including BlackBerry 10, iOS and Android) has never been easier. Here is the quick review of the process.
INSIDE BlackBerry Developer Blog
March 4, 2014—Mobile developers have come to rely on a number of backend-as-a-service (BaaS) offerings that make developing and deploying mobile applications a whole lot simpler. Now Sencha wants to take that that concept to the next logical conclusion in the form of an extension to its application development tools that turns the Microsoft Azure cloud into a BaaS environment for mobile applications.
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March 4, 2014—Mobile apps are transforming the way business is done around the world. Millennials are particularly well suited to benefit from their use.
App Developer Magazine
February 26, 2014—Half of HTML5 developers support both mobile devices and the desktop, with the typical developer supporting their apps on Windows classic, MacOS, iPhone, iPad and at least one Android phone.
February 26, 2014—There are plenty of cross-platform mobile development tools on the market today, from companies such as Sencha, Xamarin, and Appcelerator. ReachLocal believes it has something new to bring to the party with its open source LigerMobile framework, unveiled this week.
February 24, 2014—A survey reported at InfoWorld finds that application developers are paying growing attention to HTML5, the updated version of the website design language that is optimized for mobile technologies. At the same time, developers are starting to back away from traditional PC-oriented platforms.
February 24, 2014—Bringing enterprise collaboration tools to mobile devices has been a focus of Roy Sheinfeld's for years. As the co-founder and vice president of R&D at harmon.ie, one of his top priorities since restarting the company in 2008 and entering the mobile arena in 2011 was selecting a mobile development framework that could support multiple platforms.
February 17, 2014—StackMob is dead. PayPal bought it and wasted no time killing the product and integrating its team and tools into its own infrastructure. If you ask just about anybody that plays in the mobile backend-as-a-service industry, this comes as little surprise.
February 13, 2014—A majority of Web application developers have adopted HTML5 and plan to continue using it for at least the next year. The latest results from Sencha’s State of HTML5 Development in the Enterprise survey show that the Worldwide Web Consortium recommendation is firmly entrenched in development shops around the world.
App Developers See More Enterprise Mobile Solutions, Signs of Life for BlackBerry at Apps World North America
February 7, 2014—We just finished up two days of another great event, as by all accounts Apps World North America 2104 was bigger and better than last year.
Its just too big an event for us to cover every aspect of the presentations, exhibitors and other activities, so I thought I would present a few thoughts on the event itself and a few nuggets of interest (at least I thought they were interesting!).
App Developer Magazine
February 6, 2014—Matt Asay covers the results of Vision Mobile’s latest Developer Economics report and includes a brief mention of Sencha’s survey result on percent HTML5 users, now and in the future.
February 4, 2014—CNX is beginning beta tests for the next major release of Valence, its suite of products for building compelling new Web and mobile applications that run natively on the IBM i server. The company is eyeing mid-March for a GA launch of the new product.
February 4, 2014—IDG News Service - Sencha has introduced Space, aiming to make it easier for IT departments to manage HTML5 apps running on Android, iOS or BlackBerry devices.
February 3, 2014—Because mobility is starting to impact so many parts of the enterprise for some time now we have been considering how enterprises should be thinking with regards to mobile applications for their customers, employees and partners and have been formulating relevant investment theses.
February 3, 2014—On the surface, an app seems like a straightforward bit of software. It runs a game, or manages your digital notes, or performs any of the thousands of other tasks we routinely expect apps to handle.
January 31, 2014—The IT job market is on the rise, and top jobs include anything in big data, mobile, cloud or security. Learn more about the latest hiring trends with TechRepublic's roundtable of IT executives and tech recruiters.
January 15, 2014—Tizen is designed to be a low-cost, highly configurable OS that will make portable devices available to a wider range of consumers. Its developers hope to create an alternative mobile ecosystem to break the stranglehold of the big phone companies. Tizen's promise is to let carriers maintain a competitive edge by producing devices tailored to a particular user base.
December 19, 2013—Educating children is no easy task, especially when the classroom is virtual and consists of students worldwide. Frik Strecker, CEO of GatherWorks, was approached by a large school to build an entire enrollment and learning management system to make the process easier.
December 10, 2013—CM First Group is looking to make it easier for IBM i shops to create compelling mobile apps with the latest release of its CM WebClient add-on for CA Plex tools. With support for the latest OSes from Microsoft and Blackberry, the latest iOS themes from Apple, and native device integration with Apache Cordova, generating mobile front-ends for backend IBM i apps is less scary than ever.
December 6, 2013—Sencha Architect the powerful visual app builder tool for crafting HTML5 web and mobile apps becomes faster, more efficient and far more flexible with its latest release, Sencha Architect 3. Sencha Architect makes the daunting task of supporting a large number of enterprise apps over an ever increaseing number of mobile and desktop devices a smooth sail for the enterprise app developers.
December 5, 2013—Building mobile computing applications is becoming a more complex and daunting proposition with each passing day. Looking to provide IT organizations with a simpler way to manage all that chaos, Sencha has rolled out Sencha Architect 3, a set of HTML5 templates that makes it a lot easier to deploy applications on multiple platforms using a single code base.
November 14, 2013—How do enterprise developers extend their corporate apps to the ever expanding universe of mobile devices with the least amount of pain? Visual dev tool maker Sencha made the argument this week for the less-coding-is-more approach provided by Sencha Architect, the latest version of which the company just released.
Application Development Trends
November 13, 2013—Sencha has released the newest version of its visual HTML5 app builder, Sencha Architect 3.0. The upgrade extends hundreds of corporate apps to various mobile and desktop devices.
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October 30, 2013—Nokia issues differing statements, while Microsoft is mum on device upgrade question
October 30, 2013—The operating system popped up in various places during Samsung's developer conference, including with cash incentives for app makers.
October 30, 2013—Open source OS is viewed as a cross-platform opportunity, and an example that Samsung isn't fully dependent on Android.
October 30, 2013—jQuery Mobile, Sencha Touch, Kendo UI, and Intel App Framework bring a native look and feel to Web apps for mobile devices