Thursday, May 17th, 2007

Dojo 0.9 Update

Category: Dojo

Alex Russell (SitePen) and the Dojo team and pushing strongly ahead with Dojo 0.9 which is a major update that gets very pragmatic.

What’s new

  • The new widget system, Dijit has landed! Holy cow is it fast. Stay tuned for themes and more widgets.
  • Layered builds. Slice and dice your builds any way you like to achieve maximum performance
  • Style code is now even faster
  • Lots of new modules, bug fixes, and quality APIs

The Dojo Base library is now 43K (20K gzip) which is roughly Prototype’s size.

This is a whole new Dojo.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:34 am

3.6 rating from 42 votes


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Meanwhile, Rico’s site has been down all day …

Comment by Ben — May 17, 2007

Website appears to be down.
DoJo No Go.

Comment by No Go, Jo Do — May 17, 2007

I’ve always thought dojo had the most potential of all the frameworks, but up to this point it’s been a rather giant, clumsy, and difficult. I’ve been keeping my eye on mootools and pondering switching. But as I’ve watched .9 shape up I’ve got to say, I’ve little doubt that dojo is about to become king of the mountain. Nobody is coming close to addressing all the issues dojo has taken on.

Comment by Vance Dubberly — May 17, 2007

Good news. I hope they improve the documentation too.

Comment by Diego — May 18, 2007

It’s about time they trimmed that package down. Last time I used it, you had to include at least 200kb worth of JS to get anything to work. What a burden that was. Perhaps I’ll give it another try now.

Comment by Julian — May 18, 2007

hey No Go:

We’ve been facing down a host of ops issues (many caused by, lets just call them “over-zealous” http clients), but SitePen has just doubled the resources available to our infrastructure so things should be more responsive now.


Comment by Alex Russell — May 18, 2007

I am sure the Dojo coders ove their job. They should however do a better job on documentation. In the meanwhile since the nightly builds page has gone, 0.4 users are left on their own. Veeeeeeeerrrrrrrryyy frustrating.

Comment by Jordi Nelissen — July 3, 2007

I now see some tests at
With 0.4 these were basically the only code examples you could find, and they actually executed as pages, so you could see what the code was supposed to accomplish. Most of the nightly “tests” for 0.9 are just JS files, and apparently not standalone files at that, and not commented. The dojo book peters out every time you start to learn something, so there is no way to learn this release other than to read the code. Don’t have time. We are switching to another library, throwing out a few months of work w/ dojo. I hope to heck that eventually there is enough documentation so that more people can benefit from all this work.

Comment by Ivoryt — August 9, 2007

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