Enterprise Application Development with ExtJS and Spring

Enterprise Application Development with ExtJS and Spring

by Gerald Gierer


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Enterprise Application Development with ExtJS and Spring by Gerald Gierer

Spring and ExtJS 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 ExtJS 4 development environment and introduce key ExtJS 4 concepts, including MVC and practical design conventions.

Covering a variety of important ExtJS 4 strategies and concepts, you will be fully-equipped to implement a variety of different user interfaces using the ExtJS MVC design pattern. Your journey ends by exploring the production build and deployment process using Maven, Sencha Cmd and Glassfish.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783285457
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Publication date: 01/26/2014
Pages: 446
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Gerald Gierer has been involved in enterprise web application projects for over 15 years and continues to find his work challenging and rewarding. He started his software development career working with C, PowerBuilder, and Unix, until the rise of the Internet and Java, which caught his attention. In 2000, he made a conscious decision to focus on Internet application development using the Java language.

The frustration of working with the first EJB implementations was the predominant reason he investigated alternatives that could make enterprise development more productive. In 2004, he first heard of the Spring Framework and quickly realized how comprehensive and well-designed this alternative to EJB was. Since then, he has architected and developed many Spring projects using a range view technologies including JSP, JSF, Struts, Tiles, Freemarker, DWR and YUI.

In 2009, he became aware of ExtJS and was immediately struck by the power of this JavaScript framework. Having spent countless hours building complex web pages from scratch, ExtJS was a breath of fresh air for the client realm. He has been working with ExtJS ever since.

Gerald lives in Geelong, Australia but often spends time in Europe, having lived and worked for five years in Munich. In his spare time he enjoys keeping fit, brewing beer, being outdoors and rock climbing: a passion that has kept him sane for over 25 years.

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