ExtJS in Planner Video

Looks like the new Planner case study is up on the Quantiv website. http://www.quantiv.com/news/a-planning-story-hotel-chocolat/

If you want to see some really slick Sencha ExtJS implementation, check out the video at around 1:24 and you will see our dual hierarchical tiling grid that scales to any side of data and our heavily customized WSSI grid with Excel style dependency graphing of calculations.


Big Move

A big “well done” to the team here at Quantiv for seamlessly moving one of our retail customers over to a new hosting provider.

Tills, distribution centre, website, accounts, analysis, reporting and the kitchen sink were all moved over to their new home without a single hitch. Great job!


JavaScript String Performance

Some great work by Dave K this week looking at string concatenation performance for Quantiv’s Planner application. The results below enabled us to drop a custom ExtJS grid’s template rendering time from ~6s to a few hundred milliseconds, with consistent results across browsers. There is also a significant difference between Chrome and the rest of the browser universe!

Results: http://jsperf.com/string-concat-vs-regex-replace/2


Still Hiring: Senior Developer

We have had 5 great new technologists join Quantiv over the last few weeks but we are still looking for a Senior Developer. If you, or somebody you know, likes to work with high throughput, high availability, complex business systems in a fun and friendly company near Manchester, then check out the link below.

Please note though that I’m not going to respond to anything here, apply online!