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Web vs. Desktop Apps: “Never Bet Against the Open Web”

by Dio Synodinos on  Mar 20, 2011 8

HTML5 and EcmaScript 5, provide powerful APIs, leading several organizations to consider building their applications using Web technologies, rather than the using the traditional Desktop approach. In order to explore the evolution of this trend, InfoQ had an interview with Dylan Schieman, CEO of SitePen and co-creator of the Dojo Toolkit, about the potential of the Web platform.

Dojo 1.4 Released with Improved Performance and Stability

by Dio Synodinos on  Dec 14, 2009

The Dojo team announced the release of Dojo 1.4 which has improvements in performance and stability as well as new features.

Virtual Panel: Evolution of JavaScript Frameworks for HTML 5

by Dio Synodinos on  May 08, 2009 2

In this virtual panel the creators and core developers of Dojo, YUI, Prototype, script.aculo.us, MooTools and GWT talk about the evolution of JavaScript for the new API's that are exposed with HTML 5. These API's deal with 2D drawing, drag & drop, history, media, client-side persistent storage, server-sent events and more.

Dojo 1.3 and PlugD Released: Q&A with Dylan Schiemann

by Dio Synodinos on  Apr 17, 2009

Recently Dojo 1.3 was released alongside project PlugD which adds jQuery flavor to the Dojo toolkit. InfoQ has a Q&A with Dylan Schiemann, CEO of SitePen and co-creator of Dojo about the latest release, the evolution of the toolkit and TIBCO's General Interface choice to join the Dojo foundation.

Q&A with Dylan Schiemann co-creator of Dojo on AJAX, Comet, Bayeux, RIAs and the Dojo Toolbox

by Dio Synodinos on  Jul 23, 2008

The Dojo Toolkit is a modular open source JavaScript library, designed to ease the rapid development of JavaScript or Ajax-based applications and web sites. InfoQ had a Q&A with Dylan Schiemann, CEO of SitePen and co-creator of the Dojo Toolkit, about AJAX, Comet, Bayeux, RIAs and the newly released Dojo Toolbox.

Internet Explorer 6 on its way out (or not)?

by Dio Synodinos on  Jul 21, 2008 14

Since attaining a peak of about 95% usage share during 2002 and 2003, Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) has been rapidly losing market share. As the end of 2008 approaches, significant online services, vendors and web frameworks are dropping support for IE6. Will this year be the end of IE6 and what does this signify for Web 2.0 developers?

Nexaweb contributes code to the Dojo JavaScript Toolkit

by Dio Synodinos on  Jun 03, 2008

Nexaweb has contributed new software to the Dojo Foundation that aims to advance the use of open source AJAX technology within a company's critical business applications. The software, dubbed 'dojo.E' is a set of extensions to the Dojo Toolkit, that bring XML into Dojo components and a new API for managing DOM modifications based on user interaction.

New Thin Server Architecture and SOFEA Working Group Web Site Launched

by Steven Robbins on  Mar 28, 2008 1

Peter Svensson, Ganesh Prasad, and Mario Valente have teamed up to create the Thin Server Architecture Working Group and launched a web site. The site included several resources about Thin Server Architecture and Service Oriented Front End Applications (SOFEA) as well as insight into the philosophy behind the technology.

Comet: Sub-Second Latency with 10K+ Concurrent Users

by Alexander Olaru on  Jan 29, 2008 2

Comet - technology that allows a sever to send over HTTP a message to the client when an event occurs, without the client having to explicitly request it - has been considered by some to scale poorly in the past. Recent tests using Cometd and Jetty as well as Lightstreamer production implementations prove the opposite.

Dojo Toolkit 1.0 is Released with Google Gears Integration, Accessibility Support and Charting

by Scott Delap on  Nov 06, 2007

The Dojo Foundation has released Dojo Toolkit 1.0. Dojo is used in products from companies such as AOL, BEA, IBM, and Sun Microsystems.

Interview: Joe Walker discusses DWR

by Ryan Slobojan on  Oct 26, 2007 3

InfoQ spoke with Joe Walker at QCon London 2007 about the DWR toolkit. Walker discussed DWR 2.0 including new features such as details about reverse AJAX, the deal with TIBCO, DWR support in IDEs, the integration with Spring, future plans for DWR, and interesting applications of DWR from the very large to the very flashy.

Dojo 0.9 Goes Final with Significant Performance Improvements

by Scott Delap and James Estes on  Aug 20, 2007

Dojo 0.9 final version was released today after close to 7 weeks in beta release. This release scales down the code base, removing unnecessary items. At the same time significant performance improvements have been made.

Picking an Ajax Framework

by Scott Delap on  May 03, 2007 5

Dr. Dobbs is currently featuring a case study of the Ajax framework selection process of a development team at T. Rowe Price. The article considers GWT, Dojo, Prototype/Scriptaculous, and Yahoo UI Library.

Dojo Offline demo released with API

by Rob Thornton on  Feb 28, 2007 2

Brad Neuberg has released a screencast of a web-based word processor running on Dojo Offline. At the same time, the Javascript API is being released and is ready for evaluation.

Interview with Ajaxian.com's Dion Almaer

by Floyd Marinescu on  Feb 26, 2007 5

In this interview Ajaxian cofounder Dion Almaer talks about the state of Ajax development today. Among the items he discusses are the history of how Ajax came to be, which frameworks he recommends developers consider, and tooling/debuggins support. Almaer also talks about security and general design considerations that need to be respected when creating Ajax enabled applications.

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