July 9, 2008
Raleigh, NC—Imagine a true thin-client web application environment, with no browser incompatibilities, no plugins, and an interface thats closer to a desktop app. You can have it all, today. The last couple of years have seen big changes in server-side web programming. Now its the clients turn; Dojo is the toolkit to make it happen and Mastering Dojo (Pragmatic Bookshelf, $38.95) shows you how.
Mastering Dojo walks you through the whole range of modern web programming problems, from bringing simple web pages to life with widgets and animation, to designing and building an enterprise-class, single-page Rich Internet Application (RIA).
With commentary and contribution by Dojos own Alex Russell, Mastering Dojo takes you beyond reference books and shows you the why behind Dojo.
In Mastering Dojo, youll get the whole story, from basic usage to advanced idioms. Mastering Dojo starts out with a fast moving tutorial that will give you techniques that you can start using right away. Youll learn all about Dojo Corethe foundation on which all things Dojo stand. See how you can modularize your project for development and automatically package your release for optimal download performance. Youll love using Dojos HTML user interface control widget system, Dijit. See how to use over 40 widgets, including the rich yet easy-to-use tree and grid controls.
Finally, youll get an in-depth look at how to design and build a single-page, rich Internet Application (RIA).
Dont just know Dojo: master it.
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Rawld Gill has served as chief architect of five major lines of commercial, enterprise- class software targeted at the pharmaceutical industry over the last 25 years. He co-invented the concept of distributed data collection for clinical trials. A former U.S. Air Force officer and instructor fighter pilot, he has logged more than 2000 hours in supersonic jet fighter aircraft.
Craig Riecke is a Dojo committer and a writer and editor for the Book of Dojo, Dojo's online documentation. He is currently Manager of Application Development for CXtec in Syracuse, NY. While programming he listens to old, scratchy blues musicon his iPod. His motto is "I'd rather drink muddy water and sleep in a hollow log than write a redundant line of code."
Alex Russell is the project lead for The Dojo Toolkit and president of the Dojo Foundation.
For more information about the book, including code, errata, discussions, chapter excerpts from Dojo in Depth and Managing Callbacks with Dojo Deferred, a full table of contents, and more, see the catalog page for
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
Craig Riecke, Rawld Gill, Alex Russell
$38.95 USD, £24.50 GBP
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