The Best Things in Life are Free

By on April 24, 2008 11:08 pm

At SitePen, we’re dedicated to creating excellent user experiences and writing clean, beautiful code. Because of this, we’ve earned a reputation as being advocates, advisers and teachers to our friends, colleagues, and clients. As most people know, we’re also the creators, contributors and avid proponents of Dojo, THE JavaScript toolkit being endorsed by IBM, AOL, Sun Microsystems, and many, many more. It is truly, a 100% open source (BSD or AFL) technology that is absolutely free with no tricky licensing issues or EXTensive legal jargon.

Dojo’s thriving developer community and fortune 500 backing makes it the right choice for reputable and responsible companies who are also dedicated to best development practices. For developers and organizations just getting started, here’s our “FREE Top 10 and 100% FREE Dojo FREE Resource List!”

  1. Dojo API Viewer. A full-featured API documentation tool, generated from source code comments and documentation. Features include simple navigation, complete listings of an object’s fields, clear definitions of a field’s type, clear ancestry paths on a field, function parameters, source and examples.
  2. The Dojo Book. An online culmination of extensive examples and detailed explanations about all things Dojo, authored by dozens of Dojo community members.
  3. The Dojo Forums. A community support resource for your learning and research efforts, without thousands of answers to Dojo questions.
  4. The #dojo IRC channel on is the place to chat live with contributors and users of Dojo.
  5. Dojo Campus. An up and coming site that contains a collection of articles and demos about Dojo, as well as a feature-explorer showing off the capabilities of Dojo.
  6. Dojo Community Blogs. Popular Dojo blogs include the official Dojo blog, Planet Dojo, SitePen blog, and Ajaxian’s Dojo category.
  7. Dojo Trac. View open and recently fixed tickets, and easily browse the Dojo source tree using Dojo’s Trac instance. Because of Dojo’s very open nature, every code commit, ticket request, and comment can be viewed through Trac.
  8. Dojo Key Links. A reviewed collection of current and up to date tutorials, demos, and articles about Dojo.
  9. Dojo Presentations. SlideShare hosts a variety of conference slides from recent Dojo presentations.
  10. Dojo Documentation. Concise, easy-to-follow tutorials and a handy reference guide for getting up to speed quickly with the Dojo Toolkit.

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  • Looks like you’ve got a sticky shift key.. unless that was supposed to be a dig at one of your competitors, but then that wouldn’t make sense because they just replaced their tricky licensing issues with GPLv3. So I’m going with sticky shift key..

  • I doubt it’s a sticky shift key – I got a laugh out of it anyway. EXT’s recent license change is worrying a lot of people. There are many other ways to make money from open source contributions, just ask Sitepen, or my former employer IBM. A dual license model just tends to scare people, especially when one of those licenses is GPL. They could’ve easily left one license as LGPL, and offered a paid license that comes with support, and been quite successful, or left it completely open source and succeeded on the quality of the support they provide, like Sitepen and others. It’ll be interesting to see how this unfolds.

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  • Jim Voukas

    I am a Dojo fan and I must admit I am appalled by your lack of professionalism. Especially considering EXT just got rid of their BS licensing and moved to the GPL v3.

    Get it together!

  • Dylan,

    I believe in capitalism and rewarding people for their work. But I really fear they have made a mistake. That sort of dual license feels like communism vs. extortion. I feel that I should be able to demo my non-profit work publicly and be able to retain rights, without having to purchase a commercial license at THAT time and have to worry about compliance at that time. Years ago I released a Swing app, I was struggling a bit at the time, and then Sun Microsystems (who created Swing) hired me. Talk about quid pro quo. That probably never would have happened if I had to mess with EXTensive licensing issues. So I may be hanging around here some more. I am a fanatical UI developer and Dijit does look very nice.