It’s been a few weeks since I last addressed the Sencha community. Our priorities and product roadmap are shaped by you—our dedicated users and customers—and we strive to provide valuable product enhancements that enable you to create amazing applications. I wanted to take this opportunity to touch base and update the community on some exciting developments.
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Increased Commitment to Ext JS
Commitment to Ext JS has never been higher and internally we’re investing to make it even better. Nothing gets me more excited than jumping on customer calls and learning about how they use Ext JS and how much more productive their teams are because of it. With that said, our growth outlook on the product is high and we’re excited about the upcoming releases this quarter and next year.
Ext JS 7.1 and 7.2 will focus on improvements in component usability. We will continue to expand improvements across our API-docs, guides, and examples—providing an overall improved reference experience. These releases are intended to be maintenance and quality-focused, incorporating a number of customer requests.
We plan to provide 7.1 and 7.2 updates for ExtAngular, ExtReact, and ExtWebComponent, so expect to see even more improvements in the trees, grids, forms, and layouts. With every release, we continuously strive to make our components more valuable by improving on usability as well as ease of debugging and deployment.
If you haven’t played with the new version yet, we invite you to try out Ext JS 7.0 and share your valuable feedback via Stack Overflow and our forum.
NEW! Enterprise Select Program
We created the Enterprise Select program for strategic customers to address several common requests:
- Standardize JS components with more professionally maintained options for developers that address security vulnerabilities & license restrictions
- Enable adoption of framework and components to make it easier for new developers and teams to reduce incremental license purchasing constraints
- Provide robust training and onboarding program for new developers
We are piloting the program this quarter and are confident that this will provide added value and cost savings to customers. If you have over 20 licenses and are interested in learning more, please contact us or your sales representative for additional information.
Effective Jan 1, 2020, the forum on sencha.com will transition to the community hosted forum on Stack Overflow and will be read-only going forward.
Stack Overflow is the preferred digital venue for millions of software professionals wanting to find or provide answers to product questions. With a high response rate, the new collaborative approach will considerably enrich the ecosystem, improve the quality and volume of content available, while assisting our users faster as they build engaging applications.
We want to make it easier for users to get answers quickly and effectively using a platform they use and trust. Read more about our partnership here.
Virtual SenchaCon 2020 – coming soon!
Planning is in the early stages for an online-hosted SenchaCon! This will be an insightful full-day event with multiple tracks and engaging topics. We’re extremely excited about this event and I hope everyone can block off some time to join the live presentations as their schedule and interests permit.
If you have a topic in mind or are interested in presenting, please submit your information on this form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
G2 Crowd, Peer-to-Peer Reviews
Love Sencha Ext JS? Leave us a review on G2: https://www.g2.com/products/ext-js/take_survey
Thank you again for being valuable, Sencha customers! We are excited about the future and committed to making our customers successful. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have anything you’d like to chat about. I look forward to hearing from you!
Greg Searle says
First up thank you for the ongoing info. Went to the Austin Texas SenchaCon in 2011, been using Sencha since v1.1. From about 2013 we have been developing totally with Sencha Architect. We have been wondering when a version will be available with Ext 7.X ?
Have rad about the v8.0 re-engineering and the “idea” that we may be able to transition to Components and an “Architect’ type experience with VS and the VS plugin.
It leaves us a little bit hesitant as to a direction now. Will the be an Architect / v7 integration or should we start VS / ExtComponent development? The issue for us is that our Ext 3.x Architect based products (core apps) are approaching end of life and we have a program in place to re-write – our question is What version?
Kegan Blumenthal says
We’ve heard our customer’s feedback, so we’ve changed how we are running into the future. Sencha is going to be keeping classic and modern toolkits as they stand today and long into the distant future. We’re going to be making both Classic and Modern “first-class” toolkits, improving upon what we already have today. So this means we’re going to be maintaining Sencha Architect into the future too. The hope being, you won’t have to consider crossing the upgrade canyon and building something new. Instead, we are bringing improvements and enhancements in small bite iterations. We’re excited to improve what we have so folks can continue to use what they know and love. This also means we’re looking at bringing more features to the component sets you’re already using.