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Enterprise Application Development with Ext JS and Spring

By : Gerald Gierer
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Enterprise Application Development with Ext JS and Spring

By: Gerald Gierer

Overview of this book

Spring and Ext JS are cutting edge frameworks that allow us to build high performance web applications for modern devices, that are now consuming data at a faster rate than ever before. It is the appropriate time for you to understand how to best leverage these technologies when architecting, designing, and developing large scale web development projects. This practical guide condenses an approach to web development that was gained from real world projects, and outlines a simple, practical approach to developing high performance, and enterprise grade web applications. Starting with configuring Java, NetBeans, and MySQL to prepare your development environment, you will then learn how to connect your NetBeans IDE to the MySQL database server. We will then explore the Task Time Tracker (3T) project database structure and populate these tables with test data. Following on from this, we will examine core JPA concepts after reverse engineering the domain layer with NetBeans. Leveraging the Data Access Object design pattern, you will learn how to build the Java DAO implementation layer assisted by generics in base classes, followed by a Data Transfer Object enabled service layer to encapsulate the business logic of your 3T application. The final chapters that focus on Java explore how to implement the request handling layer using Spring annotated controllers, and deploy the 3T application to the GlassFish server. We will then configure the Ext JS 4 development environment and introduce key Ext JS 4 concepts, including MVC and practical design conventions. Covering a variety of important Ext JS 4 strategies and concepts, you will be fully-equipped to implement a variety of different user interfaces using the Ext JS MVC design pattern. Your journey ends by exploring the production build and deployment process using Maven, Sencha Cmd and GlassFish.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Enterprise Application Development with Ext JS and Spring
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Introducing Spring Data JPA

About the Reviewers

Eric Mansfield has 20 years of development experience at some of the world's largest media and entertainment conglomerates—including Sony Music, Universal, Scripps, Sony Pictures, and MTV—that brings a detailed, practical approach to building high-quality applications. He has been an early adopter of the Spring framework and has a passion for clean, user-friendly design and doing things right the first time. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and enjoys golfing and playing the piano.

Justin Rodenbostel is a senior software architect with Redpoint Technologies, based in Chicago, Illinois. He has more than 12 years' experience in full-stack application development using a variety of technologies, including Spring, Grails, Rails, .NET, and various JavaScript frameworks. On the Web, he can be found blogging at Apart from his work, he stays busy as a husband and father of three, and when he's lucky, can be found brewing beer in his garage.

Ernst Schmidt is a designer and frontend engineer with a focus on rich web applications. He has worked with Sencha frameworks from the very beginning and has an in-depth understanding of Ext JS internals and architecture.

Recently, he is working with Sony Music and Universal Music Group leading the design and implementation of user interface frameworks for digital supply chain applications.

He lives in the Bay Area with his wife and two sons.

Alexandre Arcanjo de Queiroz, a Brazilian software developer, graduated from the Faculty of Technology of São Paulo, a renowned institution of his country. He has experience in developing backend and frontend applications using the Java EE platform in the Unix environment. He is also a GNU/Linux user.

Currently, he is working in Indra Company, a Spanish multinational company present in more than 128 countries, developing applications for the telecommunications segment.