Archive for September, 2008

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Dojo: Using the Dojo JavaScript Library to Build Ajax Applications

James Harmon’s “Dojo: Using the Dojo JavaScript Library to Build Ajax Applications” stands out among the crowd as the easiest introduction to the toolkit. While the O’Reilly and Pragmatic books provide serious firepower for application developers, James’ book gives a solid introduction which helps web developers who are new the whole “Ajax” thing jump in and start taking full advantage of the features Dojo has to offer. Large chunks of Dojo have been designed with non-programmers in mind, from the declarative markup syntax to the template system, and James’ book helps really showcase how simple it is to start building rich, compelling UI’s with Dojo.

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Mastering Dojo

Pragmatic’s “Mastering Dojo” is focused heavily on helping you not only learn what’s valuable about the toolkit and how to use it, but by digging deep into the guts and showing you why the pieces are put together the way they are. The real art of building really responsive JavaScript driven UI’s is about making good tradeoffs, and this book really helps you understand what Dojo provides you with in ways that let you trade things off for the benefit of the user experience.

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Fronteers 2008

September 11, 2008toSeptember 12, 2008

I just stumbled over Fronteers, a dutch organisation to promote and foster front end development in the industry. Great stuff! Read the rest of this entry »

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dojo.declare secrets

A very short tuesday morning cookie for the ones who have been starving ;)

When using dojo.declare to build your own fancy widget there is one thing (besides others) you should keep in mind:
Arrays and objects as member variables are stored as references and not copies.
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Rich Web Experience - West

September 8, 2008toSeptember 10, 2008

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