Ext JS 3.0 AJAX framework wrapper ExtPascal released

The latest release 0.9.6 of ExtPascal adds support for version 3.0 of the GUI AJAX framework Ext JS.

ExtPascal is an Object Pascal (Delphi, FreePascal/Lazarus) wrapper/binding for Ext JS, a complete GUI Ajax framework, made in JavaScript, for Rich Internet Application (RIA) development. ExtPascal is released unter a new BSD license. The top ten items on the feature list of ExtPascal:

  • New Ext JS 3.0.0 support. Ext JS 2.2.1 is supported too.
  • High performance with native code for Server side programming, no PHP required.
  • Uses FastCGI or CGI for Web Server communication.
  • Compatible with any Web Server supporting CGI or FastCGI protocols.
  • Statefull, keep-alive and multithread server applications.
  • Parses Ext JS HTML documentation to Object Pascal units.
  • Self-translate Object Pascal code to JavaScript code during execution.
  • Coding in full Object Pascal, minimal use of (X)HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • AJAX programming using Object Pascal.
  • Full wrapper to all Ext JS classes, singletons and widgets.
  • Transparent support for all main web browsers: IE 6+, Firefox 1.5+, Safari 3+, Opera 9+ and Chrome 2+ on any client side platform (PCs, SmartPhones, PDAs, etc)!

Update: version 0.9.7 now includes support for Draw2D. The page http://code.google.com/p/extpascal/wiki/Projects_Using_ExtPascal shows screenshots of a real world application used by the Indonesian government.

Web application for Indonesian government. It is being used national wide by about 100-200 active users per day with about 20-30 concurrent users.

Web application for Indonesian government. It is being used national wide by about 100-200 active users per day with about 20-30 concurrent users.

A screenshot of the new Ext 2.0 Web Desktop

Release 3.0 of the commercial framework Ext JS was released on June 3, 2009. Highlights of the new version are

  • Direct, CRUD and REST support
  • New Examples and Components
  • Over a 1,000 enhancements and fixes
  • Documented API and refactored CSS
  • Backwards compatible
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