Category: Dojo Toolkit

Top Ways Dojo Can Improve Your Mapping App

The 2012 ESRI Developer Summit is attended by 1,700 developers, half are attending for the first time and thirty percent are from international locations! Dylan continues to mingle with like-minded Dojo enthusiasts from around the world, including people from the US, Canada, UAE, Japan, England, Germany, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, and the Netherlands!  The conversations at ESRI Dev Summit are confirming what we already know – Dojo is worldwide! Yesterday, Dylan presented Top Ways Dojo Can Improve Your

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Eleven Trends for 2012: The Year of Dojo

Most 2012 trend lists include 12 trends. (Get it?  12 in ’12.  Of course you do.).  Because we are not fond of adding unnecessary or filler content (read code), Dylan has come up with 11 trends for 2012. 1.  Mobile Mobile will gain even more momentum in 2012.  There’s no doubt we will see many new APIs, development tools and capabilities in place to both build and install most any app as a web app rather than using native technology.

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HTML5 data-dojo Attribute Support

Dojo has long provided support for declaring widgets and specifying other information directly in HTML. This support makes it extremely quick and easy to get an application started. You can start instantiating widgets by adding attributes to HTML elements before even writing any code. This is not only a very convenient tool, but using a declarative approach to binding widgets to elements can be viewed as cleaner and more organized than using the imperative mechanics of JavaScript. Widgets declared in

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The Year of Dojo is Here!

Welcome to 2012 – The Year of Dojo!  We are expecting an amazing year! Make SitePen your one stop shop for all of your web application needs; Dojo workshops, JavaScript support and web app development.  Together, with SitePen, you will meet your 2012 goals!  When you’re happy, so are we. Learn Dojo – We are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality Dojo Toolkit workshops in the industry.  Whether you want to learn the basics of Dojo or sharpen your

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Native JSON Parsing in Dojo

Dojo 1.7 introduces a new JSON module available at dojo/json. This differs from the legacy dojo.fromJson and dojo.toJson in that it is based on the new native JSON API in the JavaScript language (introduced in EcmaScript 5). It also delegates to the native JSON parser and serializer when they are available, providing the fastest possible execution for any given browser.

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Touching and Gesturing on iPhone, Android, and More

One of the most important parts of creating an effective and intuitive user interface on touch-enabled smartphones has nothing to do with visual appearance—instead, it has to do with creating an interface that properly responds to user input based on touch. For Web applications, this means replacing mouse events with touch events. In Dojo 1.7, new touch APIs help make this process easy. This is an updated version of the post Touching and Gesturing on the iPhone, published in 2008.

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Dojo Drag’n’Drop Redux

dojo/dnd is one of Dojo’s core APIs and is designed to manage the process of dragging and dropping items between two or more containers. It offers advanced features like multiple selections, item acceptance filtering on drop targets, and other behavioral tweaks. Let’s learn how to use it! This is an updated version of the original article, Dojo Drag and Drop, Part 1, published in 2008.

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Rich Web Experience 2011 – And so it was!

SitePen’s Dylan Schiemann delivered the last of his three Rich Web Experience 2011 presentations yesterday, Never Bet Against the Open Web. Dylan had this to say about his time at #RWX2011: The level of interest in AMD, object stores, and mobile is impressive. And the excitement around the potential of xstyle and put-selector was also very cool to see. The community is seemingly rabid for new tools and features that make development easier, and it’s incredible to be part of

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Rich Web Experience 2011- Day 2- Dojo 2.0

After an amazing Real Time, Real Fast keynote address on the opening night of Rich Web Experience 2011, Dylan delivered an authoritative presentation on Dojo 2.0: Modular, Mobile, and Reinventing Web App Development.  He talked about the reinvention of the Dojo Toolkit, showed off the wide variety of features and approaches currently available in Dojo, and even gave a sneak peak of the forthcoming Dojo 2.0 release! Hot off the presses! Dylan just penned this announcement on the release of Dojo 1.7!

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SitePen’s Dylan Schiemann to Keynote at Rich Web Experience 2011

SitePen’s CEO, and co-founder of the Dojo Toolkit, Dylan Schiemann will be kicking off Rich Web Experience 2011 with an engaging Real Time, Real Fast keynote address.  His talk will cover WebSocket, one of the hottest new APIs in HTML5, which enables true duplex communication without the overhead, complexity, and extraneous latency of HTTP-based solutions.  His keynote will also cover the use of streaming abstractions to minimize buffering, and will consider the performance implications of topic-based publish-subscribe distribution versus filtering

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