Sencha Touch MVC Application Tutorial

I have been catching up on the work of CAM, who has an excellent, so far 3 part series on how to build a MVC mobile application using Sencha Touch. The Sencha Touch tutorials seem to leave a lot of people confused so CAM hand holding and informative approached is quite refreshing. Head over toContinue reading “Sencha Touch MVC Application Tutorial”

The First Rule Of Development: Nothing will work as expected!

Allow me to be bold with this one, but today I ran again into another one of those environment set up issues that make you question your sanity. No need to get into the details, but ever since the beginning of my career, which has involved quite a bit of J2EE development, one of theContinue reading “The First Rule Of Development: Nothing will work as expected!”

How to create site thumbnail images

If you have ever in need of create a thumbnail image of a site, or just get an image of a site, there are a lot of services out there that offer that capability online. The best one I have found so far for casual usage is: Thumbalizr By providing it with a URL, ThumbalizrContinue reading “How to create site thumbnail images”

Installing SSH2 manually on Debian Linux

Phew. I’ve just succeeded in installing SSH2 on my DreamHost hosting account, which happens to run on Debian. I am more of a Windows guy which explains why it took me so long but I am none the wiser for the experience. Let me show you how I did it. I used these two excellentContinue reading “Installing SSH2 manually on Debian Linux”

ExtJS: Show a loading mask during Ajax calls

This is my first ExtJS post in a long while and sorry it’s not related to ExtJS4; maybe in the near future.Recently I was asked to implement a page wide mask during Ajax calls to prevent user from interfering with the current call by clicking on the screen or doing something they otherwise should notContinue reading “ExtJS: Show a loading mask during Ajax calls”

Leverage your web developer skills for mobile development

In the world of mobile application development, you can either build applications the standard way, which means using Objective-C to write Apple iOs applications, or Java with the Android SDK for your Android applications etc etc, you get the point. But a new paradigm has appeared that is very appealing to web developers like meContinue reading “Leverage your web developer skills for mobile development”