It is incredible how fast a year goes by! June 2015 marks one year at Sencha for me, and what a great year it has been. I continue to be amazed and impressed by the creativity of the enterprise developers using our suite of products, the business applications being built by our customers to run their operations, the value-add our partners provide to the Sencha product line, and the dedication and commitment of Sencha employees to the success of all of the above.
The highlight of the past year for us was preparing for and executing our worldwide SenchaCon and SenchaCon Roadshows – there is nothing better than spending time with our customers and partners and getting to see all of the cool stuff being done with Sencha frameworks.
“There is nothing better than spending time with our customers and partners and getting to see all of the cool stuff being done with Sencha frameworks.
This year, in addition to our main event, we took SenchaCon out on the road with SenchaCon Roadshow events in key cities throughout the world. The three-day Santa Clara event was truly a lot of fun. There were over 600 attendees with 48 technical sessions, many of them (over 40%) given by our customers. And who can forget the party we had at Levi’s Stadium – I almost became a 49ers fan… almost. The feedback we got from everyone was so positive, we decided to take the show on the road and SenchaCon went global. In Europe, we had close to 400 attendees with day-long events in London, Paris, Karlsruhe, Amsterdam, and Milan. In APAC we had over 400 attendees across Melbourne, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, and we’ve got one more stop to go – Auckland, New Zealand on July 21st. We could not have had these great events without you, our customers, and the help of our sponsors and participating partners; so to all of you – a great big thanks!
But SenchaCon was not the only thing we did this past year. The “real work” being done by the entire Sencha team was around our new Web Application Lifecycle Management Platform strategy – our answer to increasing developer productivity despite the accelerating problems of platform proliferation and device fragmentation. We are aligning and integrating our great suite of products into a comprehensive offering where you can design, develop, troubleshoot, test, deploy, manage, and analyze all of your web-based enterprise applications.
As promised, our initial release of the product suite supporting the Sencha Web Application Lifecycle Management Platform took place on 1 July 2015. We merged our market-leading Ext JS and Touch frameworks into Ext JS 6, a single comprehensive framework that supports the development of enterprise web applications targeted for use on desktops, tablets, and smartphones – a massive increase in productivity for enterprise development teams. Other innovations we’re bringing to you are JetBrains IDE integration, flexible and fast theming capabilities with Fashion, and enhanced big data capabilities with Pivot Grid. And with our Web Application Manager (formerly known as Space), you can accelerate the secure deployment of your web-based applications; but more importantly, get deeper insights into the use and performance of the applications with our management and analytics tools.