Enterprise Application Development with Ext JS and Spring

Enterprise Application Development with Ext JS and Spring
Enterprise Application Development with Ext JS and Spring is published by in December 2013. This book has 446 pages in English, ISBN-13 9781783285457.

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

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

What you will learn from this book

  • Set up the key components of an enterprise development environment
  • Get to grips with practical database design strategies using MySQL
  • Practice JPA concepts and database reverse engineering using NetBeans
  • Access data using the DAO design pattern and Spring
  • Implement practical testing strategies using Maven and JUnit
  • Build a comprehensive service layer to encapsulate business logic
  • Leverage the best of Spring Web controllers for enterprise use
  • Implement a dynamic Ext JS user interface using Sencha MVC
  • Understand and control the Maven build process
  • Configure and deploy to a production GlassFish environment

Approach

An easy-to-follow tutorial, that breaks down the enterprise application development journey into easy to understand phases documented by clear examples and concise explanations.

Who this book is for

If you are an intermediate developer with a good understanding of Java, JavaScript and web development concepts, this book is ideal for you. Basic Ext JS development experience, including an understanding of the framework APIs is needed by those of you who are interested in this book. Regardless of your experience and background, the practical examples provided in this book are written in a way that thoroughly covers each concept before moving on to the next chapter.

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