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Excellent book on ExtJS v3
, 29 July 2011
This review is from: Ext JS in Action (Paperback)
One other reviewer wrote: "There is major changes in Ext JS v4 which makes this book obsolete!". So he bought wrong book and just because of that downrated it.
I have read the whole book by now and it paid for itself many times over. I was learning from scratch starting with simple widgets and following clear examples and explanations of these examples. Every line of code (available online for download) that represents something new was explained. I really liked a clear explanation of event flow within the DOM in a chapter that was more about how stuff works under the hood rather than just how to build things. As I was covering chapters within the book I was able to create more complex structures. Finally the book gave explanation of concepts like drag'n'drop, plugins, or how to make your code reusable. Many of the features I haven't put into use yet but when the time comes I will know where to find them.
As for extras, you get electronic versions of this book in pdf, epub and mobi formats. There is also a forum where you can meet the author and discuss problems you may encounter. Actually it is quite full of knowledge so the answers to most of your questions are probably already there, it was like that in my case anyway. One necessary extras is the errata, get it (it is on the forum) before you read the book, will save you time and hair.
This is one of the best books I have read (and read in full, a rarity) and I'm looking forward to buying ExtJS v4 edition of it. I hope there will be one...
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