As I’ve used Sencha Fiddle, I’ve really come to enjoy how simple it makes testing ideas, exploring aspects of Ext JS, and debugging my code. One of the really nice features is the ability to simulate AJAX requests. While this is REALLY nice for simulating the loading of remote data, one place where it has a gap is in testing a fully-rounded workflow…for example, loading data from the server, modifying it, sending it back to the server, and receiving a successful response.
For these kinds of tasks, there a few options. First, you can set up your own server which your Fiddle code can talk to, either via CORS or JSONP. While this works, it’s a pain. Most of the time the stuff I’m doing in Fiddle is not that involved, so having to mess with a server just for remote communications is a little onerous.
Another option is Parse.com. Using this service, you can create and manage cloud-based data structures. And using their RESTful API, you can retrieve this data, as well as all the other standard CRUD operations.
Integrating Parse.com with your Ext JS app (or Sencha Touch app) is RIDICULOUSLY easy. I’m going to assume you’ve already set up your More >
Yes, yes, I know. It’s been over a month now since I’ve posted anything. Life is life, and all that.
Anyway, exciting stuff–the good people over at Sencha put up some documentation for Fiddle today! If you’ve ever wanted to really dig into the features that Fiddle has to offer, be sure to check out the docs.
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Sencha recently released some nice enhancements to Sencha Fiddle, a browser-based sandbox for experimenting with the Ext JS and Sencha Touch frameworks (see my previous post about the features). The best way to learn about the new features is to experience them for yourself, but here’s a quick run-down of some of the more interesting changes:Bug Fixes
A few of the more show-stopping bugs have been fixed, including:
- You can now search for your own fiddles by author (e.g., author:existdissolve)
- Creating “data” tabs now successfully save as a part of the fiddle
- Some “un-indexed” fiddles are now back into the search results
If this is your first time visiting Sencha Fiddle in a while, you’ll notice that it’s gotten a significant face-lift. Gone is the bluey-blueness of the Neptune theme, and in its place is the new-ish “Charcoal” theme. It’s still distinctively “Neptune” in the aesthetic, but the contrast of the lime and charcoal are much more tolerable, IMO, than the unrelenting blue of stock NeptuneSharing Options
Originally, Sencha Fiddle beta offered sharing for Twitter and Facebook. This has now been expanded to include Google+. Hooray!
Additionally, you can now also grab an embed snipped for using on websites (see example More >