Sencha has announced the release of Ext 4.0.
Ext JS 4 marks the most comprehensive modernization of the framework since its inception, featuring an improved architecture and many new features that will enable you to create the next generation of rock solid applications for the web. Almost every aspect of the framework has been upgraded and optimized to leverage today’s modern browser, while providing fidelity to their predecessors.
The 4.0 framework has been made a lot easier to use. More than 40 new examples have been added with more coming out with the progression of 4.x. Not only that, but Ext JS 4.0 comes with twice the amount of documentation than the version before it. Another aspect that has improved for the ease of learning is the naming conventions, standardizing name classes, configurations, methods and events.
Some of the core improvements include:
- Test framework
- Class system
- Application architecture
- SDK Tools
- New charting package
- Improved grid
- More intelligent rendering and layouts
- Supercharged data package
- Advanced theming support
- Vertical toolbars
- New keyboard navigation
- IE9 and Firefox 4 support
So, what does the future of Ext JS 4.x bring?
Ext JS 4.0 lays the groundwork for the next generation of web application frameworks. In the future, we intend to refine the experience of both writing and using Ext JS applications, introducing native RTL and ARIA support as well as an upgraded PivotGrid. We’ll also be bundling additional themes and large example applications, including the Calendar.
Learn more, download, read release notes, and view examples on the Sencha blog.