I had the recent luxury of looking over various HTML5 frameworks in both a professional and personal environment. Keeping up on web the latest and greatest web development technologies is often a daunting task, and sifting through the world of ANYTHING HTML5 can be plagued with “analysis paralysis”: There is just too much out there that if you don’t jump in feet first you’ll still be doggy paddling when the sharks come.
Ext JS 4
Ext JS 4 is supposedly the Flex killer. The does-it-all, has-it-all, magic bean, and it is. Maybe. Especially if you are looking to create an application that when you power it up looks like, acts like and smells like Ext JS 4. The truth of the matter is: it is too heavy for its own good. At least for any purpose I would ever need or could foresee using at a professional and personal level. As a personal preference I like starting from the ground up, I don’t like having to develop around a mountain when all I need is a quick tunnel. From looking at Ext JS 4, I honestly believe there is no “easy solution” available. There is no quick and clean way from point A to point B. You have to use all of there stuff, you have to use their proprietary object markup to define everything you want to display. If you don’t need it, too bad, Ext JS 4 has it.
And I loved it.
Check it out.