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Mitchell Simoens
Written by Mitchell Simoens who is a long time nerd developing software and building computers and gadgets. Anything expressed on this website are Mitchell Simoens's alone and do not represent his employer.
  • Holiday Spirit
    3 min read
    This last weekend my wife and I were eating at a Panera Bread Company store for lunch. My wife noticed the gift tree they had next to the fr...
  • Abstract vs Override
    8 min read
    Developing large single-page applications can be a daunting task. I've seen web applications approach a million lines of code. That's quit...
  • Why Ext JS in the face of many (micro)libraries
    5 min read
    First, I want to provide a disclaimer. I work for Sencha so admittibly I'm a bit biased. Believe be or not when I say I attempt to have an...
  • Tough Mudder - Looking ahead for 2015
    5 min read
    Tough Mudder Prior
  • Loading Model Data on Demand
    5 min read
    There are use cases where a model's fields need to be loaded from the server so your application can be dynamic and even automatically maint...
  • Ext.create or Ext.widget or new... what the heck?
    5 min read
    There has been a conversation going on in a private forum on the Sencha Forums where it discusses what to use and what to recommend in regar...
  • Prevent browser zoom in Ext JS
    3 min read
    Something that I've been seeing a lot lately is people reporting lots of layout issues when they use the browser zoom feature and unfortunat...
  • Tiny Performance Boost in Data Drive Ext JS/Sencha Touch apps
    3 min read
    If you're like me, you probably try to squeeze every bit of performance out of your code and likely end up on a never ending search for perf...
  • JsonP Explanation
    4 min read
    Talking to a lot of people, I get the sense that there are quite a lot of people who don't actually understand what JsonP is and how it work...
  • Client side associations
    13 min read
    Something that I have seen and heard was how to work with associations. This is a loaded topic but in an application I am working on I have...
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