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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.

Why Ext JS in the face of many (micro)libraries

December 01, 20145 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

October 27, 20145 min read

Tough Mudder Prior First of 2013, my now wife and I started working out to prepare for our wedding in the summer. I used to be that tall…

Loading Model Data on Demand

April 30, 20145 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…

Ext.create or Ext.widget or new... what the heck?

April 01, 20145 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…

Prevent browser zoom in Ext JS

April 01, 20143 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…

Tiny Performance Boost in Data Drive Ext JS/Sencha Touch apps

March 19, 20143 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…