Over the years that I’ve been using Sencha Touch to build mobile applications, I’ve scouring and extracting whatever helpful content I can find on the Internet. As an avid note taker, I’ve saved a lot of stuff that I’ve found particularly helpful over the years and now I’m going to share it all with you.
I’m going to use this post as a directory of links to helpful Sencha Touch tutorials, books, blog and resources. Some written by me, most written by others. I will continually update and build this list over time and I also encourage you to submit links in the comments that you think would make a good addition to this list.
Beginner Level Tutorials
These are tutorials that Sencha Touch beginners should definitely check out as soon as they can.
- Sencha Touch: Getting Started
- An Overview of Sencha Touch 2’s Data System
- Sencha Touch Coding Guidelines you Should Follow
- How to Create a Sencha Touch 2 App
- Sencha Touch Best Practices and Component Architecture
- Sencha Touch Debugging and Performance
- Setting up PhoneGap Build
- Using Custom Icons in a Sencha Touch Application
- Changing Themes in Sencha Touch
- 20 Things to Avoid/Do When Getting Started with EXT JS & Sencha Touch
Advanced Level Tutorials
For the more experienced Sencha Touch developers. These are particularly interesting or useful higher level tutorials.
- Using Plugins and Mixins in Your Sencha Apps
- Server Side Sorting
- Creating hasMany Model Associations
- Reusing Sencha Touch Views with Controller Helpers
- Creating an Infinite Scrolling List
- Using Google Maps in Your Application
- Building a Sencha Touch Login System
- How to sort a List by Proximity of Location
- 2 Ways to Make Your Sencha Touch Models Smarter
- Advanced Tips and Tricks for Debugging
There’s a few Sencha Touch books and eBooks available now that can really help solidify your learning. These are a few good examples that are worth your time.
- Beginners Guide to Sencha Touch
- Build a Sencha Touch Login System with Facebook
- Sencha Touch in Action
- Sencha Touch Cookbook, Second Edition
Following Sencha bloggers is a great way to keep up with the news and add plenty of tips and tricks to your repertoire.
- Official Sencha Blog
- Mitchell Simoens
- Simon Shepherd
- Phil Merrell
- Suresh Ariya
- Modus Create
If you’re a Sencha Touch developer you’ve most certainly come across something that you’ve found particularly interesting, useful or helpful so please do us a favour and leave a link to it in the comments below!