Make HTML5 apps with Sencha, part two

This article first appeared in issue 236 of .net magazine – the world's best-selling magazine for web designers and developers.

When deciding how to create a mobile application, developers can be faced with a large variety of technologies to choose from. In the previous tutorial I demonstrated how a visual application builder, Sencha Architect, could be used for creating a cross-platform mobile HTML5 app built on the JavaScript framework Sencha Touch, simply by dragging and dropping components on to a canvas.

A good application framework should support a best-practice application structure. This is where Sencha’s model-view-controller (MVC) structure for building web applications helps. MVC enables the developer to separate out the application’s logic into three distinct areas:

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