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Extending a widget to make it data-aware

In the cookie about dojo.data, I extolled the virtues of data-driven widgets, and how much I loved them. However, there are times when the widget you want to use is not data-aware. This tutorial will step you through how to quickly and easily add data capability to a widget.

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Creating Your Own $

The bling, one of the best global variables in JavaScript. A tool which has come to mean, as a function, a way to locate a node or set of nodes. And, as a namespace, a simple way to access often-used functionality. “This can’t be done with Dojo,” you insist. But you’re wrong, it’s really easy. The ideas behind this little symbol are quite simple and I’m going to show you how to create your own customized version of it.

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