Building on the Sencha Platform

Over three quarters (76.4 percent) of enterprise organizations are planning to dedicate more of their IT department budgets toward mobilization efforts, according to IDC.

The demand for visualizing and analyzing complex data sets continues to increase, as does the need for development teams to add analytics and data visualization to their Web applications. With increased application accessibility across desktops, tablets and smartphones, it is no wonder that development teams are turning to tools to increase productivity and address defects in their code earlier in the lifecycle, where issues can be resolved faster and less expensively. That's where platforms like Sencha come in and more and more companies are realizing the benefit of its use.

A unified platform for designing, developing and testing cross-platform Web applications, Sencha added more than 135 new customers during the first quarter of 2016, with more than 40 percent of growth in EMEA.

Key customer growth occurred in the software, information technology and services, and financial services industries. Sencha also worked with 440 existing customers that significantly expanded their use of the Sencha Platform. Nearly half of the customer expansion was in North America.

In the first quarter of 2016, Sencha released new products and updates to existing products. Its latest product, Sencha Test was introduced in February, empowering developers and test automation engineers with easy-to-use unit and functional testing features for Ext JS applications. Early adopters of Sencha Test deployed the product in less than five minutes, while a third of customers expect Sencha Test to make their application development cycles 75 percent more efficient.

Sencha also announced the release of Sencha Architect 3.5 as part of the Ext JS Pro and Premium packages. Sencha Architect 3.5 enables companies and developer teams to design and build HTML5 applications with the Ext JS 6 Classic toolkit. By using the Sencha Architect drag-and-drop features, developers spend less time on manual coding, accelerating the development of both desktop and mobile applications.