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About the Authors

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About Steve Drucker (Lead Author)

Steve Drucker, founder and president of Fig Leaf Software, served as the course architect and lead author for Teach Yourself Sencha Complete. Throughout his twenty year career in I.T., Steve has authored over a dozen instructor-led courses for Sencha, Adobe, and others including Sencha's official courseware - Fast Track to Ext JS 4 and Fast Track to Sencha Touch. Steve holds a Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) credential and is a Sencha certified instructor. He is also an Adobe certified instructor for ColdFusion, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, LiveCycle, and Connect. He has consulted on over a hundred different production apps throughout his career, authoring apps for Verizon, The Voice of America, The Architect of the Capitol, The National Park Service, and Quest Diagnostics. Steve currently has several Sencha Touch apps available on the App Store and Google Play. Steve holds a B.S. in Computer Science from The University of Maryland, College Park.

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About Jason Michael Perry

Jason Michael Perry, Director of Training for Fig Leaf Software, is author of O’Reilly’s Definitive Guide to ExtJS 4 (Due in 2013). He has more than a decade of development and architecture experience with technologies including Java, ASP.Net, Objective-C, JavaScript, and Drupal. In 2010 Jason released a native iPad game written in Objective-C, Oli's Paper dolls ( In 1999, before joining Fig Leaf, Jason founded a New Orleans-based web consulting agency with a client roster that included Michael Jackson, Liberty Bank and Trust, Dillard University.

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And Special Thanks To...

The talented crew @ Sencha:

  • Ryan Collier (, who provided artwork for Friends with Beer.
  • Tobias Uhlig (, who provided some critical feedback at a critical time.
  • Murray Dennon, Hyle Cambell, David Marsland, and the Sencha training team (Kevin Jackson, Christopher Rhodes, Patrick Chu, Jim Soper, Blake Fischer) for their emotional support.

The Figs:

  • My business partners (Dave Gallerizzo, Bret Peters, and Dave Watts for believing in my vision.

And, of course, a special thanks to my wife, Mary Ann Drucker, who put up with a husband being strung-out on caffeine and locked in a room for weeks-on-end to push this project out the door.


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