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The Definitive Guide of Online ExtJS Resources

by on Jul.29, 2009, under development, Javascript

As I was learning how to use ExtJS effectively, I frustratingly scoured the net looking for resources and tutorials that would help me. Below are the fruits of my labour; Im sure there is more to add to the list, but this is what I have so far:

ExtJS: Official Website

API Documentation
The ultimate source of documentation for the ExtJS Library. A must have bookmark if your serious about using this framework in your own online applications.

ExtJS: Beginner Tutorials
Get started quickly using a variety of Ext components and widgets. This is a great place for beginners to get up to speed with specific aspects of Ext.

ExtJS: Samples & Demo’s
ExtJS’s showcase of sample applications and GUI components. Very useful as a starting point for learning usage, implementation and even interface ideas.

Custom Google Search

Ext Forum Search:

Ext Wiki Search:

Saki’s Extensions, Plugins and Know-how

Jozef Sakalos (aka Saki) is a member of the ExtJS Support team and has his own repository of extjs info, samples, extensions and custom plugins.


This website has some useful beginner tutorials and sample code you can download.


Frederic has done some fantastic work putting together a visual form builder for ExtJS. It is extremely handly and will shave many hours off the time needed to develop forms. Quality bookmark material!

ExtJS Plugin Repository

This website features custom developed plugins that extend the core components provided by the framework.

Layouts in ExtJS

Good explanation of the usage of layouts, regions and viewports

ExtJS Library: Background Research

ExtJS have compiled a handy list of external resources which provide a deeper understanding of the technologies that have went into the ExtJS library itself. No doubt, most of you out there will not be suprised by many on the list, but it does make for interesting reading.

If you know of any others which I have missed, please let me know

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Turtle vs Shoe

by on Jul.28, 2009, under Funny

People, this has to be the funniest thing I have seen in a long time! go you randy turtle!

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Mmmmm…. Chocolate Croissants

by on Jul.27, 2009, under Sweets

Chocolate Croissants

Courtesy of

after taking some inspiration from nigella, my daughter and I cooked up some delicious chocolate croissants. The entire process was dead easy and the results were delicious!! My only regret was that we gobbled up the chocolate before they were cooked, then when we realised how good they were, we didnt have any more choc to make more :-(

You can check out the recipe by going to:

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by on Jul.24, 2009, under Misc

It has been a long time in the making, but have finally managed to get around to setting this up.

When I set about thinking what i hoped to achieve with this blog, my first thought was ‘a pool of creativity’ but in all honesty, I think it may just end up as a pool of random thoughts and shiny new toys to play with.


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