Sencha Touch 2 Up and Running
Building Enterprise Cross-Platform Mobile Web Applications
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: February 2013
Pages: 284

Launch into Sencha Touch 2 with this hands-on book, and quickly learn how to develop robust mobile web apps that look and behave like native applications. Using numerous code samples, author Adrian Kosmaczewski guides you every step of the way through this touchscreen-enabled JavaScript framework—from creating your first basic app to debugging, testing, and deploying a finished product.

Learn how to craft user interfaces, build forms, and manage data, then deploy as either an HTML5 offline app or as a native app for Android, iOS, or Blackberry.

  • Define classes and create instances with Sencha Touch’s object-oriented abstraction
  • Build user interfaces with the framework’s extensive set of high-level components
  • Develop apps that consume complex data, whether it’s stored locally or on remote servers
  • Organize your application code in a consistent, predictable, and maintainable way
  • Use Sass stylesheets to craft a personalized look and feel for your app
  • Debug, test, and document your app with WebKit Web Inspector, Jasmine, Siesta, and JSDuck
  • Use the Sencha Architect UI designer and IDE to simplify complex project development
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5.0

love this book

By Konstantin

from New York

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Pros

  • Accurate
  • Concise
  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written

Cons

  • Not comprehensive enough

Best Uses

  • Intermediate

Comments about oreilly Sencha Touch 2 Up and Running:

I guess we cannot all want the same things in a book, so i am not surprised by the previous comment. I recently started sencha development and i have read all the new books on sencha touch 2... but somehow i really love this book ... how its organized. One comment mentioned "I mean...give us a brief introduction, give some basic info on components and how to structure an app, give some tips on how to use the Sencha documentation", for me i found these in the other books i read, so i didnt think they were missing. The examples given in this book are the best all all the books i have! And i found a wealth of information on chapter 3,4 and 6 and 7 (Views, Data, Controller and Styling Applications).. i felt the other books were not satisfactory. Other books were missing information on framework functions, utilities and component information, and this book provided them for me. i am definitely keeping this book as a ref guide...as i find it helpful. thanks

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Not very good

By mrh

from Sunnyvale, CA

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    • Not comprehensive enough
    • Too basic

    Best Uses

    • Student

    Comments about oreilly Sencha Touch 2 Up and Running:

    This is yet another book for Sencha products that spends way too much time rehashing what's in the documentation and examples provided for free on the Sencha website or through searching the internet.

    The author spends way too many pages showing things like built in framework functions, utilities and component information. I would NEVER use a book for built in functions and components as they can change with each new verison.

    I am a Sencha developer and a collector of tech books and with each book it continually boggles my mind as to why an author can't just create a book that actually shows you how to write apps.

    I mean...give us a brief introduction, give some basic info on components and how to structure an app, give some tips on how to use the Sencha documentation. Then the rest of the book should focus on 3-5 distinctly different "real-world" apps...described in minutia...step by step and provide working, commented app source code from the book examples. Why is this so hard?

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