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27 Aug 2014, 10:57 PM
Hi All,

I am looking for EXTJS resource to learn.

can anyone please suggest the best e-books available(Free and paid both) ?

or please suggest which one is better between Practical Extjs4 vs Extjs4 Web development cookbook ?


Mark Wagoner
28 Aug 2014, 4:08 AM
I can tell you one to avoid - Learning Ext JS 4 by Crystfel Villa and Armando Gonzalez. It is assumes too much for a true beginner and there is not enough detail for anyone with any experience. I have found the tutorials within the documentation are pretty good for getting started. I have yet to find something covering more advanced scenarios.

28 Aug 2014, 7:10 AM

I have not read the book 'Pratical Ext JS 4'.

Ext JS 4 Web Application Development Cookbook it's a very good book.

Other books:

Ext JS 4 First Look
Mastering Ext JS
Learning Ext JS
Learning Ext JS 4
Ext JS 4 Plugin And Extension Development
Entreprise Application Development with Ext JS and Spring
Ext JS Data-driven Application Design
Ext JS in Action

Unfortunately, in my opinion of beginner, the mere reading of one of these books, or even all, is not enough to minimally fill the EXTJS learning curve.

EXTJS have (for me), yet, a Legendary Learning Curve

Worth the effort; is an excelent framework.

If he went back to the beginning of learning, i buy first:

Ext JS 4 First Look

and then

Mastering Ext JS

and then the other books (if possible)

The reason is because both books are by the same author 'Loiane Groner'.

The first one, gives an overview of the EXTJS 4

The second is dedicated to building an app, and is as it were the continuation of the first book.

Another reason itīs because Loiane Groner has a EXTJS 4 free online course (not yet complete).
A very, very good course, but in portuguese (brasilian).
She is an excellent communicator.

See also on GitHub

A few days ago i heard about 'ExtJS Desktop Fundamentals' online course, but i do not know nothing about the contents, beyond what is in the index.

E (http://pluralsight.com/training/courses/TableOfContents?courseName=extjs-desktop-fundamentals)ssential:





See also walkingtree.in with very interesting tutorials and tutorial plataform,


S (http://walkingtree.in/)ee also:



28 Aug 2014, 10:57 AM
Thanks a lot for such detailed information !!

it's really appreciable.


31 Aug 2014, 7:01 AM
BEFORE start learning ExtJs, LEARN JavaScript first!: it's much much much more difficult of one's can think (much much ... more than C, C++ Java, VB, VBA, Perl, PL/1, COBOL, Rexx, Lisp [some of the programming languages that I've learned in the last 25 years ...).

After that ... ExtJs has not a "Legendary Learning Curve'" !
It's simple impossible to learn!


Simple: you will need at least one year to master it properly.
In the meanwhile Sencha will release a new revolutionary version! :))

Like Zeno's paradox, you, Achilles. will never get the Tortoise: of course: ExtJs!

Good luck and don't give up; ExtJs is the best framework in town!


13 Sep 2014, 5:07 AM
Additional information was added to my previous thread.
May be useful.

22 Sep 2014, 1:59 AM
Thanks for such nice explaination !!