Thursday, July 22nd, 2010p>The Dojo project continues to pump out goodness announcing version 1.5 of the Dojo Toolkit with a number of new and exciting features.
Dylan Schiemann had this to say about the release:
Some of the biggest updates came to the Dijit UI library with the addition of the new Claro theme which helps provide a nice desktop look-and-feel to web applications as well as improvements to the charting and drawing components of the library.
And Dojo team lead Pete Higgins added:
If you haven’t seen the new theme Claro, you should. Julie Santilli and her awesome design team at IBM put some incredible design and style on top of an already stable and accessible UI library
The theme is incredibly clean. Check out some of the controls styled using Claro:
Other important updates include:
- Strong support for HTML5 & CSS3 features such as local storage, transforms and Canvas with fallback
- Implementation of dojo.Stateful
- Update to dojo.Deferred to leverage a new underlying Promises-based API
In addition, new initiatives are underway to provide solutions for the ever-growing and important mobile space:
- dojox.mobile: lightweight mobile web widgets
- dojox.mobile.app: mobile application development framework
- embedjs: Dojo API, optimized for mobile
- TouchScroll: scrolling layer for WebKit Mobile
- wink: mobile web app toolkit
This release continues the project’s philosophy of modularity allowing developers to leverage the library for anything from simple DOM manipulation to full-blown RIA development. Dojo 1.5 is immediately available for download and sports impressive, updated documentation to get you started quickly.
Posted by Rey Bango at 1:06 pm