Smalltalk ExtJs ClassBrowser
January 28, 2011
The ClassBrowser tool is now mature enough to be able to browse the Smalltalk classes. Under the class ExtJs, there is a hierarchy of Smalltalk classes which mirror the functionality of the ExtJs class structures. ExtJs component initialization is handled totally though the Smalltalk classes and it is easy to subclass existing classes to create new components. The goal is to hide much of the complexity of using the ExtJs libraries and make building user interfaces as intuitive and easy as it has traditionally been in Smalltalk.
One of the first of these will be a simple interface design tool (like WindowBuilder) that I discussed in my last post.