Category: ExtJs

A Fond Farewell to Sencha

A few days ago, Sencha announced it had been purchased by IDERA Inc. There are tens of thousands of Sencha developers that have written millions of lines of code that are probably sad to have read this — and for me personally, it’s a bittersweet ending that stirs a lot of emotions.

When you’re a part of a company and a community (dare I say a “family”) for long enough, you eventually see some warts. You eventually disagree with decisions. But you’ll never forget the people who made it fun going to work every morning.

I wish a fond and final farewell to Sencha and Ext JS — I am genuinely sad to see an old friend go. You played a significant role in shaping my past, and I look forward to a brighter future with the people who made it all special.

A Fresh Start in 2016: Moving on from Sencha

It is with bittersweet emotion that I must announce today was my last day with Sencha.

But as the saying goes, “nothing lasts forever” — and I have been given an incredible opportunity to build some cutting-edge software outside of the Sencha ecosystem. I am sad to be leaving behind many people whom I love and respect, and I wanted to step back for a moment and reflect on my journey.

Developer Relations: A Year in Numbers

It’s official: I’ve updated my LinkedIn profile to reflect my recent move into Sencha’s engineering team! I have spent the past 14 months as Developer Relations Manager for Sencha — and while it was an amazing position, affording me many opportunities for both personal and career growth, I realized that “developer relations” (or “evangelism”, or…

Scalable Bug Fixes in Ext JS and Sencha Touch

If you’re an Ext JS or Sencha Touch developer, you’re undoubtedly familiar with Ext.define(). It is the cornerstone of both frameworks, enabling developers to define classes and overrides per the Sencha class system convention.

Many great articles have already been written about creating overrides, but there’s a few key pieces of information I typically see missing — particularly as this advice relates to patches and bug fixes.

5 Things I Learned About Working From Home

It’s hard for me to believe that Sencha hired me four years ago this week. Joining Sencha is maybe the best professional decision I ever made — but beyond the awesome parts of working for an extraordinary tech company, this anniversary also represents four full years that I have been working remotely.

As many remote employees will attest, working from home can be both a blessing and a curse. It certainly sounds like the ideal scenario (especially for a developer), but the day-to-day reality is that not everyone enjoys (or can handle) being a remote employee.

Over the past four years I’ve come to realize a few things about working from home. I would absolutely make this decision again — but the journey to work-from-home-zen hasn’t been entirely smooth.