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Learning Dojo by Peter Svensson

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Dojo

For a budding Ajax developer, there is plenty to choose from. Even before the term was coined in 2005, there has been an abundance of JavaScript libraries available, most of them geared to particular tasks.

Lately, what came to be known as Ajax libraries or Ajax frameworks have taken on a more general nature. They are not only hand-crafted to hide the complexities of client-server communication, building sortable and dynamic tables or providing dynamic menus. The Ajax frameworks of today aspire to be one-stop shops doing everything from class-based inheritance and generic events to encryption, real-time 3D Graphics, and in-browser data buses.

Of all these frameworks, Dojo is perhaps the most generic, tracing its roots ...

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