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Dojo: Using the Dojo JavaScript Library to Build Ajax Applications by James E. Harmon

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Chapter 1. Understanding Dojo: A Tutorial

 

If you tell me, I’ll soon forget. If you show me, I’ll remember forever.

 
 --Chinese Proverb

In the spirit of the quote that opens this chapter, I believe that a simple demonstration is one of the best ways to introduce a new technology. So I’m opening this book by providing a tutorial that will use the Dojo Toolkit to enhance a basic HTML form. This chapter introduces the tutorial, which continues through Chapter 5, “Processing Forms with Dojo,” and comprises Part I, “A Dojo Tutorial.”

Introduction to the Tutorial

Imagine that you are a web developer (which is probably not a stretch if you are reading this book) and you are being encouraged to add some Ajax features to a site you’re working on. Maybe the ...

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