Dojo


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


Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

Stock Quote Charting in Real Time with Comet

Category: Comet, Dojo, Examples, JavaScript, Library

SitePen and Lightstreamer have been working together to create a project that integrates Dojo’s Charting and Filtering Table widgets with Lightstreamer’s Comet server. The demo shows real-time stock lists that stream through and are charted below. The full source code for the demo is also provided. Some people think that Comet isn’t as easy as Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am
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3.9 rating from 65 votes

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

GUI Dojo Build Tool

Category: Builds, Dojo

Shane O’Sullivan of IBM has released a GUI build tool for Dojo that is built on Eclipse RCP. He talked about this new tool earlier: There has been a lot of talk currently about making the build system for Dojo simpler. The web based method (customise a build on the Dojo website and download it Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:30 am
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3.8 rating from 56 votes

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

Dojo Offline Toolkit Kicks Off

Category: Dojo, Offline

Brad Neuberg has started work on the Dojo Offline Toolkit backed by the generosity of SitePen. What is the Dojo Offline Toolkit? The Dojo Offline Toolkit will be a small, cross-platform, generic download that enables web applications to work offline. Let’s look at the Dojo Offline Toolkit from a user’s perspective. Imagine Alex is using Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am
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4.1 rating from 43 votes

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Is your Ajax application or library bloated?

Category: Dojo, Editorial

Dylan Schiemann of Dojo and Sitepen has expounded asking What is bloat?. We do hear a lot of people talking about the Xkb of JavaScript that they are willing to put in a page/app, yet bloat is a lot more than that (as Dylan attests). At the core of this article we hear loud and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:46 am
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2.5 rating from 61 votes

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

Renkoo: Evite Killer

Category: Dojo, Showcase

I was talking to a VC that recently said they had heard from four companies that want to do a “better evite”. That isn’t a high bar (ads in your face all over, not even showing dates in order!) but they have been slow coming. Renkoo is a contender, and they have a very Ajax Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:03 am
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3.7 rating from 42 votes

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

QuickMuse: Ajaxified Poetry

Category: Dojo, Prototype, Showcase

Fletcher Moore has created QuickMuse, a site that is using Ajax techniques to capture and regurgitate — in real time, with all the warts intact — the process of writing prose and poetry. Watch the playback of poems as they were written. Poet Charles Bernstein put this to best use so far, but if you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:00 am
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3.4 rating from 25 votes

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Create cross browser vector graphics with Dojo

Category: Canvas, Dojo, UI

Dylan Schiemann, co-creator of the Dojo toolkit, has written a broad piece on creating cross browser vector graphics with Dojo. The article delves into the new dojo.gfx library that abstracts the slight mess of SVG vs. Canvas vs. VML. One of the examples in the article discusses drawing a clock with this snippet that shows Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:30 am
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4.1 rating from 30 votes

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Phobos and Dojo

Category: Dojo, Java, JavaScript

Dojo is more than “an Ajax library”. It is a set of JavaScript libraries and packaging system. It just so happens to have a remote binding API in there too. Phobos has seen this and you can now use Dojo on the server side when using the Phobos framework. < View plain text > javascript Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:49 pm
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3.2 rating from 28 votes

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

HyperScope 1.1 Released

Category: Announcements, Dojo

Brad Neuberg and his team has announced Hyperscope 1.1. What is HyperScope? The HyperScope is a high-performance thought processor that enables you to navigate, view, and link to documents in sophisticated ways. It’s the brainchild of Doug Engelbart, the inventor of hypertext and the mouse, and is the first step towards his larger vision for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:30 am
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3.1 rating from 23 votes

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Dojo 0.4.1: Stability, Performance, and more

Category: Announcements, Dojo

The Dojo Toolkit has a new version 0.4.1 release. We talked to Alex Russell about the release: What is good about 0.4.1 It’s a stability and performance release so we recommend it for everyone who was already using 0.4.0. For those folks, it should be a very straightforward upgrade. The last major release added a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:37 am
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3.7 rating from 29 votes

Monday, December 4th, 2006

Dojo Fisheye Example

Category: Dojo, Showcase

Richard Sharples has written up his experience mixing Dojo with Roller. It consists of setting up the Dojo library and then: Category Changing JS < View plain text > javascript function selectCategory(catname){   var url;     if (catname == ‘All’ ) {     url="$url.home"   } else {     url="${url.home}category/"+catname   } Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:04 am
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3.9 rating from 55 votes

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

Including Dojo via the AOL CDN

Category: Dojo

AOL has been hosting Dojo builds for awhile, but now Alex Russell has: constructed a couple of very small “wrapper” files that will let you include the “Ajax” build of Dojo from various versions through the cross-domain loader. Including the latest stable Dojo couldn’t be simpler: <script src=”http://download.dojotoolkit.org/dojo_0.3.1.js”></script> It’s also trivial to test out the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:19 am
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3.5 rating from 17 votes

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Dojo File Upload Progress Bar Widget

Category: Component, Dojo

Jeremy Quinn has created a File Upload Progress Bar Widget in Apache Cocoon using the Dojo framework (which Cocoon has been using in general for about a year now). It is simple to use: < View plain text > HTML <!– simple –> <div class="dojo-FormUploadProgress">Upload Progress :</div>   <!– full i18n and css –> <div Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:34 am
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3.9 rating from 144 votes

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

Dojo Smooth Scrolling

Category: Component, Dojo, JavaScript

There have been requests for smooth scrolling widgets in Dojo, and Heng Liu stood up tot he plate by implementing dojo.lfx.smoothScroll. Along with this new dojo.lfx resource, other improvements include: dojo.html.getAbsolutePosition is extended to be compatible with dojo.withGlobal a new function, dojo.html.getAbsolutePositionExt is introduced in resource dojo.html.util to include support for getting abosolute postion of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:27 pm
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3.7 rating from 44 votes

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

Dojo Charting Engine Released

Category: Component, Dojo, JavaScript, Library

The Dojo Toolkit keeps adding packages (thankfully they have package management too!). Today, “Greenplum and SitePen announced the contribution of the new Charting engine to the Dojo Toolkit. Originally designed as the foundation for the Greenplum Monitor–a browser-based database monitoring application to be released later this year–the Charting engine is a cross-browser way of creating Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:28 am
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4 rating from 172 votes

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Dojo 0.4 Released

Category: Announcements, Dojo

The Dojo team has fully released version 0.4 which “contains many exciting new features, a whopping 529 bugs closed, and the initial release of the long-awaited documentation tool, with inline API documentation that will continue to improve with follow-on releases. These improvements will make Dojo appealing to entirely new audiences and will bring Ajax applications Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:45 am
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4.3 rating from 41 votes