Chapter 12. Client-Side Programming with the Dojo Toolkit

WebSphere sMash enables you to rapidly create RESTful applications. This is all well and good, but in today’s environment, you need to create a really sexy Web 2.0 style client that is capable of consuming your application’s content. You can think of your client-side development as the face of your enterprise SOA. By enabling good client-based application logic, you can free up valuable server resources. The more work you can offload to the browser, the more requests the server can handle. In the RIA/Web 2.0 world, the server is permitted to focus on handling data requests via RESTful resources and not having to continually serve intermittent pages as part of the old school request/response ...

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