The Dojo Toolkit is an open source JavaScript Library that allows users to develop JavaScript/Ajax-based applications and websites.

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Dojo 1.5 is Out and it’s Feature Packed!

Category: Dojo

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: The JavaScript world is evolving at an intense pace. We’re very pleased with this release of Dojo, which offers the stability needed for Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 1:06 pm

3 rating from 6 votes

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Dojo 1.4 is out with Significant Improvements to Performance, Stability, and Features.

Category: Dojo

The Dojo team announced today the release of Dojo 1.4, the culmination of 9 months of hard work by the crew. While this release is primarily a stability and performance release, we managed to sneak quite a bit of great new functionality into the various projects. All the significant changes have been outlined in the Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 2:16 pm

4.2 rating from 52 votes

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

BookGlutton: Dojo-driven eBook Reading App

Category: Dojo, Showcase

Aaron Miller and his team have released BookGlutton an online bookstore and social network meant to facilitate social reading. It features a Dojo-driven e-book reading app with chat and annotation, and the store now offers over 500 O’Reilly titles for sale. The site is built using Dojo and PHP and features pagination, real-time chat, group Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:28 am
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2.2 rating from 64 votes

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Serial Asynchronous XmlHttpRequests

Category: Dojo, JavaScript

By default we should always favour asynchronous XHR to help the responsiveness of our Web applications. However, have you ever wanted a way to serialize your XHR calls because you needed to do things in sequence as B relied on what came back from A? You could call a synchronous Ajax call, but that locks Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:45 am

2.6 rating from 37 votes

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Speeding Up Urchin with Dojo, Part 2

Category: Dojo, Google

Last year, we covered Pete Higgin’s blog talking about how to load Google Analytics in a more responsive manner. Google may not have improved the situation since then (really?), but the Dojo folks have packaged up Pete’s script into the recently released Dojo 1.3 and Alex Russell recently posted a great summary of issues with Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:30 am

4.2 rating from 33 votes

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Stocker showcases Dojo

Category: Dojo, Showcase

SitePen has created Stocker “which demonstrates some of the more advanced capabilities of Dojo, including the newly released DataChart, the DataGrid, Data Store, Comet, Persevere, and BorderContainer. SitePen is also offering a one-day workshop where you will learn how to create Stocker yourself, but I’m here to give you a sneak peak of what Stocker Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:44 am

3.8 rating from 66 votes

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Dojo 1.3 Released along with Plugd

Category: Dojo

We have been using Dojo 1.3 release candidates for awhile on Bespin, and today the Dojo team released Dojo 1.3 just in time for Internet Explorer 8.1 (really? some people believed that? I know that it isn’t quite April Fools……). There are some nice usable APIs added to base such as: < View plain text Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:44 am

4.3 rating from 48 votes

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

dojo.gfx in detail

Category: Articles, Dojo

Matthew Russell wrote the most in depth article on dojo.gfx that I have seen. It appeared in Linux Journal and has now been re-printed online. The article runs the gamut. It starts off discussing the place that dojo.gfx lives in the Dojo world: Then we learn about how gfx abstracts on top of the various Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:42 am
1 Comment

4.1 rating from 27 votes

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Observe Dojo Events

Category: Bookmarklets, Dojo, Utility

Speaking of bookmarklets, in a recent blog post Nathan Kurtyka discusses a scenario familiar to many Ajax developers: However, I can’t even begin to think about how much time I’ve wasted hunting through source code hoping there might be some event I can subscribe to (e.g. “What event is published when someone clicks on a Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:00 am

4.1 rating from 36 votes

Friday, March 13th, 2009

JavaScript API Viewer: Client-side parsing with Dojo

Category: Dojo, Utility

The uxebu folks have put together a really nice JavaScript API viewer that is entirely written in JavaScript a la Code Illuminated. The docs are very impressive, and it is indeed cool to do this all on the client, so it works offline just as easily as online. The team talked about the various documentation Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:52 am

4.2 rating from 27 votes

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Time Killer: Create o’ Dev

Category: Dojo

Here’s some fun from the Dojo team. Last year during The Ajax Experience, I remember Peter Higgins taking a snapshot of me. I really didn’t think much of it as we were all taking pics of the conference and it was cool to meet the Dojo team. Little did I know that it would turn Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 12:18 pm
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3.6 rating from 36 votes

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Dojo 1.3 is coming

Category: Dojo, JavaScript

Alex Russell has posted on Dojo 1.3b3 which we have actually been using on Bespin. So why should you be switching to Dojo or upgrading to 1.3? You can dig through the nearly 500 fixed bugs or the tentative release notes yourself, but broadly speaking, we’ve hit all of our major stated targets for 1.3: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:39 am

3.9 rating from 32 votes

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Dojo + Rails = Drails?

Category: Dojo, Rails

Bob Remeika pointed us to his recent labor of love: Drails: Introducing Dojo support for Ruby on Rails! drails is a helper library for using Dojo alongside Rails. It provides a Dojo implementation for all of the Rails helpers that would normally generate Prototype/Scriptaculous code so now ajaxifying your Rails application with Dojo is as Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 6:00 am

3.6 rating from 28 votes

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Ajaxian Featured Tutorial: Styling Dijit Form Elements

Category: Dojo

The Dijit UI library brings a ton of visual capabilities to the table and I think most people look to it for the power and simplicity of rendering well made user interface components such as grids, modals and calendars. Another aspect that people may overlook is it’s excellent form handling capabilities and in this tutorial, Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 10:25 am
1 Comment

4.1 rating from 28 votes

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Queued: a Netflix Queue Manager Using Dojo and AIR

Category: Dojo, Showcase

SitePen, via Adobe sponsorship, has created an open source queue manager for Netflix called Queued. The entire Dojo toolkit contains much more functionality than any single application needs, so the task of building applications often comes down to figuring out what style of coding you’ll use rather than learning how to use different components and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:31 am
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4 rating from 30 votes

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Drag and drop your widgets in a portal with Shindig and Dojo

Category: Dojo, Showcase

Matthew Russell has taken Shindig, an OpenSocial implementation, and added the shine that you need in a portal including drag and drop of the components. Click the image above to see it in action. Matthew posts some of the details of the implementation: When doing anything like this, you need infrastructure. For this part of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:21 am

3.8 rating from 23 votes