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michikono
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michikono,
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4/21/2015 | 2:01:34 AM
Re: No Sencha?
Hi Terry,

This article focuses very specifically around thick-client frameworks, a space that has seen considerable consolidation in the past 18 months (see first image). Companies like Google or Facebook might be creating new tools and languages every year, but only the very best ideas survive and gain momentum in the way AngularJS has.

Sencha does have a pretty big ecosystem that allows for developers to build SPAs. However, there is strong evidence that its adoption is limited and shrinking; for example, try searching for "indeed job trends" and using that service to compare "angular" "sencha" and "ember." The results may surprise you.

I would definitely recommend giving Angular a try. Its learning curve is relatively forgiving: a big reason for its rapid adoption.
TerryB
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4/16/2015 | 1:57:50 PM
No Sencha?
I guess I thought Sencha Ext JS and Touch were more popular in market. But since your article doesn't even mention them, I'm guessing that is not true. I began using Ext JS and now Touch in past few years as the front end for applications using data on my IBM i5 server. I'm definitely sold on the JS/HTLM5/CSS3/AJAX approach, it's been terrific.

I'd heard of JQuery and to a lessor degree, Angular. I had never heard of those others you mentioned in the search results until this article.

Makes me wonder what the learning curve is if you know any of these to use another flavor? I've seen JQuery syntax, would not be hard to move to it from Ext JS. But know nothing about these others, including Angular. Just another example of how fractured the programming market is now, even within the JS/HTML5 subset. Then you still have the MS languages, Java, Ruby, Python, etc, etc, etc. Even worse in my mind is proprietary companies like Facebook and Google creating languages. These guys aren't IT providers like MS or IBM, I'm not sure every IT product oriented company needs to be creating languages for general business use. Doesn't give me a warm and fuzzy. :-(


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