We are seeing good momentum with Ext JS 7.0 and getting some great reviews. We want to keep building on this. One area that we have discussed is promoting Ext JS at schools and universities and getting adoption of Ext JS at an even earlier stage. Ext JS has a learning curve and while many customers are having very good success with onboarding generic developers or Angular developers, it will be so much nicer to have graduates coming out of school knowing Ext JS. It is possible!
About a year ago we launched Ext JS Community Edition (CE). The idea behind that offering is to allow newdevelopers to learn and also start-ups to initiate new projects with a free version of the tool. Unlike the previous approach to seed new developers with GPL, CE allows a much more natural transition to commercial development. While we have a steady flow of CE downloads, we can accelerate the adoption within schools.
We are happy to help you promote Ext JS at universities and in your college recruiting efforts. We have robust training materials and are happy to get creative with local events and sponsorships.
The best news is that you can download the Community Edition for free today. Let’s get started!