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One of the best Sencha Touch books ever!
Sencha Touch in Action is the definitive guide to developing applications with Sencha Touch. You'll begin with basic design principles for building great mobile applications, and then explore the features of Sencha Touch that bring those ideas to life. You'll learn how and why objects operate in the framework as you work through several real-world examples. This book also promotes the emerging best practices for mobile web development, from widget implementation to developing an application with the Sencha Touch MVC framework. Updated for Sencha Touch 2.
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Part 1 Introduction to Sencha Touch
1. Introducing Sencha Touch
1.1. What is Sencha Touch?
1.2. A 10,000-foot view
1.3. The Sencha Touch UI
1.4. Thinking like a mobile developer
2. Using Sencha Touch for the first time
2.1. License considerations
2.2. Unpacking the framework
2.3. Sencha Touch says "Hello World"
2.4. Setting the stage for your first application
2.5. Developing your app
3. Sencha Touch foundations
3.1. One Component model to rule them all
3.2. Introducing the component life cycle
3.3. XTypes and the ComponentManager
Part 2 Building mobile user interfaces
4. Mastering the building blocks
4.1. Containers: Mounting our UI workhorse
4.2. Everything must have its place: layouts
4.3. Floating away… with panels
4.4. Flip the deck with TabPanels
5. Toolbars, buttons, and docked items
5.1. Looking into docked items
5.2. Gearing up the toolbars
5.3. Go ahead, press my button!
6. Getting the user’s attention
6.1. Using sheets for modal user interactions
6.2. Choosing pickers
6.3. Talking to the user via a message box
7. Data stores and views
7.1. Examining data stores
7.2. Implementing DataView
7.3. Advanced features with List
7.4. Displaying hierarchical data with NestedList
8. Working with forms
8.1. What makes Form panels so special anyway?
8.2. Building a basic form
8.3. An overview of the different Form widgets
8.4. Building complex forms
8.5. Managing data with models
8.6. Binding a form to a list
9. Maps and media
9.1. Maps in your application
9.2. Handling images
9.3. Mastering media
Part 3 Constructing an application
10. Class system foundations
10.2. Using the Sencha Touch class system
10.3. Extending Sencha Touch components
10.4. Creating a Sencha Touch plug-in
11. Building Sencha Touch applications
11.1. The Sencha 30,000-foot view
11.2. Typical application development workflow
11.3. Creating your application container
11.4. A view of what you’re building today
11.5. Building the Phone profile version of your application
11.6. Building the tablet version of your application
11.7. Packaging your application for web deployment
About the Technology
About the book
Sencha Touch in Action is a complete guide for developers of native-quality mobile Sencha Touch applications. You'll explore real-world examples as you master this impressive framework from the ground up. The book shows you good practices for mobile web development, from widget implementation to the structure of MVC applications.
- Covers Sencha Touch 2
- Build on your existing web dev skills
- Create mobile web apps that feel like native apps
- Extend enterprise apps to mobile clients
About the reader
About the authors
Jay Garcia is a popular speaker, Sencha community advocate, and author of Ext JS in Action. Anthony De Moss is a professional web and mobile developer. Mitchell Simoens is a Sencha developer supporting the Sencha Touch and Ext JS products.
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