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Ext JS 4 Web Application Development Cookbook by Stuart Ashworth, Andrew Duncan

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Dealing with large datasets with an infinite scrolling grid

Coping with large amounts of data has always been a problem in web applications. We are often faced with extensive datasets that the browser simply can't cope with rendering all at once.

We have already explored a traditional solution for combating this by paging the data and offering the user previous/next buttons that navigate them to the next subset of data. This approach has proven its success across the web, with the majority of the big players using it across their sites. We will demonstrate a slightly different approach to solving this problem that removes the paging interaction of the user.

The infinite scrolling grid is designed to trick the user into thinking that they are dealing ...

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