As readers of this blog know, I’m a pretty big Sencha fan. I <3 ExtJS…seriously, I love pretty much everything about it, from how great the default UI is, to how ridiculously easy it is to build awesome applications in zero time. So when I heard a while back that Sencha was combining ExtJS, jQTouch, and Raphael to create a mobile framework (Sencha Touch), I knew it was something I’d have to try.

And try I did…well, really, it was more like dabbling. I had ideas that I wanted to test out, so over the last few months I’ve been experimenting in between life and other projects. But no matter how hard I tried or how good my ideas were, I couldn’t really find the motivation to bring anything to completion…or even to a real start. Until this weekend.

The Catalyst

You see, my darling 5-year old daughter is valiantly learning to read. But like a lot of kids (I think), she has trouble staying motivated and gets frustrated easily when she’s not able to hit a home run with the new things that she tries.

As I’ve been working with her on reading, I have reflected on my own experiences. While I’ve always loved More >