I started my career in the world of Sencha back in 2006 when the precursor to what is known as Ext JS today (Sencha’s desktop JavaScript framework) was something of an experiment. Soon after my introduction, I became addicted to the design patterns that were promoted by the quickly evolving framework. But, more importantly, I fell in love with the thriving community of developers looking to give back.

I was inspired by many of the active members in the community, and decided to become a contributing member myself, spending tens of hours per week answering questions, writing blog posts, and eventually publishing instructional screencasts. Times were certainly interesting back then, as design patterns emerged from the community.

This ...

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