Consulting with NC AOC
Works with alot of frameworks. He likes iOS
Co Author of Free Teach Yourself Sencha in a day. Also wrote a book on ExtJS
Such a new industry with Objective C and mobile.
For alot of applications, building something that works on all platforms will do the job
Built a reference app - Friends with Beer
Built it with 3 platforms
layout, Theming, Data Interobibility,Media Handling
1) jQuery Mobile (DOM easy rampup), 2) Sencha, 3) appcelerator titanium (converts js to native)
jQuery Mobile - html markup
jQuery mobile falls apart doesn't do a lot, low level data calls like in jQuery
need to bring stuff in to do stuff such as library like backbone, mainly does UI piece
template engine doesnt exist have to use Moustache templates
Good things is alot of IDE support
Tooling: Aptana, Dreamweaver, Codiqa (awesome web based tool ), Theme Roller from jQuery Mobile site.
Very repetitive with markup such as footer and headers
Put js at end of page makes it faster.
Strengths: know DOM , suppports all devices, great way to get started
Weaknesses: doesn't scale well, no built in MVC, performance worst, needs 3rd party plugins ( i.e. maps is a plugin jquery ui maps plugin), styling not as easy. No compiling engine.
Best for small projects or multi page apps.
Best practice is each pieces views and break them up but here its one file.
dom attribute TEL to make a phone call.
- whats makes it awesome is tools like Sencha Architect 3(WYSIWG, shows code generated) to build pages
works with model structure and stores (collection of models)
json p call
3party support sucky
Sencha cmd3 - takes app and minfies it
SASS - syntactically awesome stylesheets
Can create overrides in architect to custom components
sencha eclipse plugin
senchas command - stub a project generate code - ant compile tool
Architect pricing - insane functionality
Better than jquery mobile performance
Well suited for large projects
Fig leaf tutorials
Built own thing but moving phone gap
Packaged web view that is not native
Open source release code everyone with license
Bought Aptana for IDE titanium studio
Cloud based tools
Alloy XML structure
Data handling uses backbone