Tuesday, October 14th, 2008
I have seen some of the great applications that SitePen produces, but unfortunately too many of them are for companies behind the firewalls.
It is great to see Sensei a really compelling Dojo application that SitePen wrote for their training class. This isn’t one of those simple training examples that you normally get though. This says quality.
Revin Guillen explains:
When conducting Dojo training courses, we’ve found it to be very valuable to go beyond simple code snippets to demonstrate APIs, patterns, and other key concepts. Snippets and demos are useful, but they often lack a very important quality: context. Nothing beats having a full application in front of you—with code available to read and modify as you learn the ropes—so we built the Dojo Sensei Reader, a rich, powerful RSS reader realized as a single-page web application.
We designed Sensei specifically for training sessions. We wanted something that demonstrates the major areas of functionality Dojo offers, but as a single cohesive application rather than a collection of unrelated demos. We wanted something small enough that training groups could easily grasp the entire codebase, yet large enough to be worth using as a real-world application. We wanted something that shows the development process from start to finish, to demonstrate the level of polish you can achieve in a Dojo-based application. Beautiful as well as functional, it does all of this while providing a great, fast user experience.
Check out the screencast to see it in action
Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:24 am