Category: offline

  • Local Database Stores

    Kris Zyp | June 17, 2014

    Modern browsers have powerful new database capabilities that enable applications to store data locally, and perform advanced indexed queries without a network connection. Applications can be built with offline support without any disruption to data interaction, including searching. However, these database capabilities have traditionally been difficult to use across browsers since Safari only supports WebSQL

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  • Gears is Dead?  Long live Gears!

    Gears is Dead? Long live Gears!

    Dylan Schiemann | December 8, 2009

    It was recently reported that Google Dumps Gears for HTML5. If true, with the investment Google has made in HTML5, Chrome, Chrome OS, and Chrome Frame, this is not surprising, but it does leave a potential short-term gap for offline application development. In their post, Read-Write Web asks if offline access is even necessary any

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  • Queued: Architectural Decisions

    Queued: Architectural Decisions

    Revin Guillen | March 30, 2009

    Dojo is a very flexible toolkit; it doesn’t dictate how you organize your code or create your widgets. It simply provides tools, and it’s up to you to decide how you want to fit them together. Developing with AIR puts you squarely in the browser-based application model, but aside from that it mostly stays out

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  • Queued Overviewed

    Queued Overviewed

    Dylan Schiemann | March 24, 2009

    Last month, we announced Queued, an open-source application for managing your Netflix Queue. Queued is a desktop application created with web technologies and techniques including the Dojo Toolkit, and it is distributed as an Adobe AIR application to provide several performance boosting benefits from living on the desktop. At SitePen, we help our clients build

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  • Mobile Gears could help network latency

    Jason Cline | March 5, 2008

    Mobile application development has many challenges. The announcement of Google Gears on Mobile Devices will help solve the problems of network connectivity, network latency, and limited bandwidth. On the desktop, a lot of the focus on Gears was its ability to allow applications to function when your computer was not connected to the network. In

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  • Adobe Engages SitePen to Make Dojo Toolkit Compatible with Adobe AIR

    Adobe Engages SitePen to Make Dojo Toolkit Compatible with Adobe AIR

    Dylan Schiemann | February 29, 2008

    While the media has beat us to the punch with countless “on AIR” puns (and the list of companies using the word air grows), we completed work to make the Dojo Toolkit compatible with Adobe AIR in time for its recent launch. What is AIR? It’s a platform for web app deployment that’s somewhat similar

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  • An Android without Gears?

    Jason Cline | November 12, 2007

    Google released the first preview of Android today. It is chock full of features and a great emulator, but there was one interesting omission. Beyond what has been covered elsewhere, there are many attention grabbing features for mobile app developers: XMPP in the application stack, giving applications access to low-latency event driven messaging Location data

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  • New Dojo Offline Release

    New Dojo Offline Release

    Brad Neuberg | July 6, 2007

    SitePen and Dojo are proud to announce a new beta release of Dojo Offline. This release has a huge amount of exciting new functionality, including a full port to Google Gears, a port from Dojo 0.4 to 0.9, and more.

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  • Thinking outside the (browser) box

    Thinking outside the (browser) box

    Dylan Schiemann | July 4, 2007

    Apple’s iPhone web application development tips are yet the latest example of blurring the lines between the power of the web and the desktop. The example that drives this point home the most is Google Maps: Google maps links open a built-in Google client rather than making a connection through the public website. On the

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  • Google Gears, Dojo Offline, and SitePen

    Google Gears, Dojo Offline, and SitePen

    Dylan Schiemann | May 30, 2007

    Shortly after we began working on Dojo Offline, our friends at Google invited us over to the Googleplex to tell us about their efforts in building an open source project similar to Dojo Offline called Google Gears. Since the release of Dojo Offline, we’ve been working with Google to make Dojo Offline and Google Gears

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  • Dojo Offline, Behind the Scenes

    Dojo Offline, Behind the Scenes

    Dylan Schiemann | April 23, 2007

    At the beginning of 2007, we announced a collaboration with Brad Neuberg to develop the Dojo Offline Toolkit, and today we are pleased to announce the beta release! Several people have asked how and why we decided to do this, and how this relationship came about. From the SitePen perspective, our clients have an obvious

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  • Thoughts on XML, Ajax, and UI Development

    Thoughts on XML, Ajax, and UI Development

    Dylan Schiemann | April 9, 2007

    InfoQ had an interesting article recently asking Is XML the Future of UI Development?. I believe that the author of the article is significantly underestimating the resourcefulness of JavaScript developers: The first up is AJAX, the poster child of the Web 2.0 craze. Being essentially a new technique to leverage existing HTML and JavaScript technologies,

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  • Dojo Offline Toolkit Status Report for Week Ending April 7th, 2007

    Dojo Offline Toolkit Status Report for Week Ending April 7th, 2007

    Brad Neuberg | April 9, 2007

    This is it folks! This is the last week of dev for Dojo Offline until we pop the Dojo Offline beta out the door, either later this week or on Monday, April 16th. Last Week Last week we finished the Windows installer for Dojo Offline. It comes out to about only 300K! No multi-megabyte download

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  • Dojo Offline Toolkit Status Report for Week Ending March 25th, 2007

    Dojo Offline Toolkit Status Report for Week Ending March 25th, 2007

    Brad Neuberg | March 26, 2007

    Last Week We’re almost there! Here’s a laundry list of some of the code checkins from the last week: * We now provide a way to give a ‘magic’ domain name that will resolve to the localhost to help in testing in scenarios where the developer is running both the client and the server on

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  • Dojo Offline Toolkit Status Report for Week Ending March 18th, 2007

    Dojo Offline Toolkit Status Report for Week Ending March 18th, 2007

    Brad Neuberg | March 19, 2007

    Last Week Last week we did lots and lots of coding on the local proxy for Dojo Offline. Here’s a laundry list of some of the code checkins and QA fixes: * Moxie had an encoding bug related to new lines being incorrectly serialized during the Dojo Offline syncing process — fixed * Polipo, our

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  • Dojo Offline Toolkit Status Report for Week Ending March 11th, 2007

    Dojo Offline Toolkit Status Report for Week Ending March 11th, 2007

    Brad Neuberg | March 12, 2007

    Last Week Development was a bit slow last week since I was at Microsoft for a few days at their research laboraties and TechFest, and I gave a keynote at Yahoo on Thursday titled “Inventing the Future”. The video of the keynote should be available online this week. This Week The big task is the

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  • Moxie Demo

    Moxie Demo

    Brad Neuberg | March 6, 2007

    Someone managed to upload a document that broke Moxie — I’ve removed this document from the Moxie database and cleaned up most of the test docs people added to Moxie, leaving just a few. Go ahead and give Moxie + Dojo Offline a try if you haven’t before.

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  • Dojo Offline Toolkit Status Report for Week Ending March 5th, 2007

    Dojo Offline Toolkit Status Report for Week Ending March 5th, 2007

    Brad Neuberg | March 5, 2007

    Sorry about getting this up a little late in the day; I’m actually in Redmond, Washington right now to attend a Microsoft research event at their R&D labs. I just got situated at my hotel and found a WiFi network to work from to start hacking on code and post this status report. Last Week

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  • Screencast of Dojo Offline + Demo + Release Download

    Brad Neuberg | February 26, 2007

    [Note: This blog post is out of date. For up to date information on Dojo Offline please see the official web page.] Hi folks; lots of news on the Dojo Offline front.First, we have put up a screencast that shows a demo of Dojo Offline named Moxie. Moxie is an example application bundled with Dojo

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  • Dojo Offline Toolkit Status Report for Week Ending February 18th, 2007

    Dojo Offline Toolkit Status Report for Week Ending February 18th, 2007

    Brad Neuberg | February 19, 2007

    Last Week The JavaScript layer for Dojo Offline, including the Moxie demo, were brought to functional completion. This means we have syncing working, including local data storage — Moxie now illustrates and shows both. Dojo Offline (the JavaScript libraries) will work even without the smal client-side proxy being finished, though it will not be reliable

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  • Code Finished for Dojo Offline’s Default User Interface

    Code Finished for Dojo Offline’s Default User Interface

    Brad Neuberg | January 31, 2007

    [Note: This blog post is out of date. For up to date information on Dojo Offline please see the official web page.] We have posted up the default user-interface widget for Dojo Offline; this is all coded up now in JavaScript and is complete. This means all the default user-interface code, which lives in dojo.dot.ui,

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  • Dojo Offline Toolkit Status Report for Week Ending January 28th, 2007

    Dojo Offline Toolkit Status Report for Week Ending January 28th, 2007

    Brad Neuberg | January 29, 2007

    Overview Every week we will be sending out a status report on the Dojo Offline Toolkit project to keep folks abreast of what we have accomplished the last week and what is planned for the week ahead. Last Week After a bunch of thought to ensure an easy-to-use and powerful API, we blogged what the

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  • Dojo Offline Toolkit Status Report for Week Ending January 22st, 2007

    Dojo Offline Toolkit Status Report for Week Ending January 22st, 2007

    Brad Neuberg | January 22, 2007

    Overview Every week we will be sending out a status report on the Dojo Offline Toolkit project to keep folks abreast of what we have accomplished the last week and what is planned for the week ahead. Last Week The big task last week was finishing the Dojo Offline API. Lots of great people gave

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  • Weekly Updates on Dojo Offline Toolkit

    Weekly Updates on Dojo Offline Toolkit

    Brad Neuberg | January 18, 2007

    Just to let folks know, we are posting weekly status updates for the Dojo Offline Toolkit over on the SitePen Labs blog every Monday. Make sure to check it out each week to see how our progress is going! View the blog here, or grab it’s RSS feed here for your RSS reader to subscribe

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  • Dojo Offline Toolkit Status Report for Week Ending January 14th, 2007

    Dojo Offline Toolkit Status Report for Week Ending January 14th, 2007

    Brad Neuberg | January 16, 2007

    Overview Every week we will be sending out a status report on the Dojo Offline Toolkit project to keep folks abreast of what we have accomplished the last week and what is planned for the week ahead. Last Week The big task last week was finishing mockups of what potential offline-enabled web applications might look

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  • Offline Gmail and Blogger Using the Dojo Offline Toolkit

    Offline Gmail and Blogger Using the Dojo Offline Toolkit

    Brad Neuberg | January 9, 2007

    [Note: This blog post is out of date. For up to date information on Dojo Offline please see the official web page.] Introduction The best way to start development on a programming framework is to ground it in the kinds of user interfaces it will be used in. This ensures that you don’t create astronaut

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  • Dojo Offline Toolkit Status Report for Week Ending January 7th, 2007

    Dojo Offline Toolkit Status Report for Week Ending January 7th, 2007

    Brad Neuberg | January 8, 2007

    Overview Every week we will be sending out a status report on the Dojo Offline Toolkit project to keep folks abreast of what SitePen has accomplished the last week and what is planned for the week ahead. Last Week On Tuesday we kicked off the project with a blog post on the SitePen blog (view

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