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Two Additional Dojo Books

Our English language Dojo book total is now up to at least six, with more books on the way. Peter Svensson has released Learning Dojo, which includes coverage of the new Dojo grid, and numerous DojoX examples. There’s an example chapter on Layout available for free. Leslie Orchard has released the Concise Guide to Dojo. […]

Adobe MAX 2008 Recap

I was invited to speak at Adobe MAX this year on the topic of Building Desktop Applications Powered by Dojo and Adobe AIR. The talk summarized the key things we’ve learned at SitePen in adding AIR support to Dojo, as well as working on the Dojo Toolbox and the Dojo Extensions for Adobe AIR. Full […]

Michael Carter on WebSocket

Michael Carter of Orbited recently published a fun and colorful introduction to WebSocket: I was at first overjoyed at the prospect of the World Wide Web’s new status as a real boy. But such feelings were just a precursor to the greatest technology-driven depression of my life. You see, as recently as twenty years ago […]

aptana cloud launches

One of the cool perks of my role on Aptana’s Advisory Board is that I get to learn about some of the great things they are working on. Today, Aptana has announced Aptana Cloud, including coverage by eWeek, the missing piece in their strategy of making web apps really easy to deploy. While the name […]

At SitePen, we’ve just added two new resources: Dojo QuickStart Guide DWR QuickStart Guide These guides were developed by the SitePen support team.

A lot has changed for the better since my post four years ago on preventing the death of SVG. Today, we have excellent SVG (and canvas) implementations in Safari, Firefox, and Opera. dojox.gfx provides a simple JavaScript API based on SVG nomenclature for abstracting away inconsistencies between implementations, and also allow VML and Silverlight support […]

dojo 1.1 has arrived

Dojo 1.1 is now available. More information is available in the Dojo 1.1 release notes, or on the SitePen Dojo 1.1 announcement. Be sure to check out the new Dojo API Viewer, and the growing collection of Dojo demos, tutorials, and articles. Update: The Beauty of Dojo 1.1 by James Burke, and Dojo 1.1 released […]

Over the years of working with the Dojo Toolkit at SitePen, we have avoided offering a formal support service because we did not want to compete with our efforts in supporting the community. Recently, we started to realize that there are simply cases where an open and free community cannot always fill the need of […]

first dojo book

Matthew Russell’s Dojo Book is the first book on the market exclusively about Dojo. It should be out in a few months.

On Comet Daily, Greg Wilkins and Michael Carter are currently going back and forth in a debate about Bayeux. I’m hopeful this discussion will help make Bayeux that much better for everyone interested in a Comet protocol.

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