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Web Development with JavaScript and Ajax Illuminated by Xiang Fu, Lixin Tao, Kai Qian, Richard Allen

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CHAPTER

6

Dojo Toolkit

Chapter Objectives

• Discuss how to use Dojo

• Demonstrate Ajax web application with JSON

6.1 Dojo Toolkit

 

6.1.1 Overview

There are many libraries/frameworks that help Ajax web development and abstract browser differences. The well known of them are the JavaScript-based Dojo Toolkit, Prototype framework, and Direct Web Remoting (DWR) framework; the Yahoo! UI Library (YUI); and the Java based Google Web Toolkit (GWT).

Dojo is a popular open-source, portable DHTML JavaScript toolkit that makes it easier for an Ajax developer to build Ajax requests. Why is Dojo called a toolkit? Dojo not only has a rich collection of libraries for JavaScript and Ajax web development but also provides an extensive, reusable, and customizable ...

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