Chapter 2. Back to the basics

This chapter covers

  • Learning how to bootstrap your JavaScript code properly
  • Managing DOM elements with Ext.Element
  • Loading HTML fragments via Ajax
  • Exercising a simple highlight effect on an HTML element
  • Implementing Templates and XTemplates

When working on applications, I often think metaphorically, which helps me develop parallels for concepts in my mind. I like to think of the timing of an application’s launch as similar to that of the space shuttle’s launch, where timing can mean the difference between a successful launch and inevitable frustration. Knowing when to initialize your JavaScript is one of the most critical things when dealing with anything that manipulates the DOM. In this chapter you’ll learn ...

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