ExtJS JavaScript library

May 07, 2008

I was recently looking for a framework for JavaScript/ajax functionality. There are soooo many, each providing its own distinctive flavor, making the decision process complex. I played a bit with Dojo and Mootools, until my colleague mentioned about Extjs. The demos looked cool, the questions I had were:

- how easy is it to plug-in into your website, with minimal JavaScript knowledge.
- how extensible is the library and can it co-exist with other JS scripts I have on the site.

I have been reading the documentation (the API docs are fantastic) and trying out a few samples. So far, it has been going good.
Here is a sample grid application with search integrated.

Purchase Orders shown in grid

There are a few nuances between Firefox and IE, though.... but that is not something new. However, with just a few lines of code, the library provides Ajax based UI components that take care of functionality like pagination, data sorting, column manipulation etc.

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  1. on Jul 21, 2011 07:07 PM by  Colonel

    Great arictle, thank you again for writing.

  2. on Aug 24, 2010 02:08 AM by  Submit Form

    You made some good points there. I did a search on the topic and hardly found any specific details on other sites, but then great to be here, seriously, thanks...

    Josh


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