The Concise Guide to Dojo

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Wiley, Nov 7, 2008 - Computers - 239 pages
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The Concise Guide to Dojo

Dojo has rapidly become one of the hottest JavaScript based web development frameworks. It provides you with the power and flexibility to create attractive and useful dynamic web applications quickly and easily. In this fast-paced, code-intensive guide, you'll discover how to quickly start taking advantage of Dojo. The pages are packed with useful information and insightful examples that will help you make your web sites more usable, responsive, and functional.

Expert programmer Leslie Orchard uncovers the practical nuts and bolts of Dojo, including DOM, event handling, and AJAX. He then shows you how to work with additional Dojo add-ons such as Dijit and DojoX. Along the way, you'll find clever tips so you can gain a better understanding of how to best utilize this Open Source DHTML toolkit. With this excellent guide by your side, you'll learn how to get the most out of Dojo so you can create dynamic, visually appealing web applications.

What you will learn from this book

  • How to navigate and manipulate content using DOM

  • Tips for communicating between JavaScript® components behind the scenes

  • How to compose complex animations from scratch

  • Ways to connect with remote server-side data resources

  • How to build and declare user interface widgets and data objects in HTML

  • Techniques for using the build and deployment tools to bundle your code packages

  • All about the DojoX project and Dojo's expanding experimental frontier

Who this book is for

This book is for experienced web developers who want to get straight into Dojo and explore the tools and productivity gains offered by the framework. You should have a working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

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