Episode 62

062 JSJ Dojo with Dylan Schiemann


June 7th, 2013

1 hr 1 min 25 secs

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About this Episode


Dylan Schiemann (twitter github blog)
Jamison Dance (twitter github blog)
Joe Eames (twitter github blog)
AJ O’Neal (twitter github blog)
Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up)

00:57 - Dylan Schiemann Introduction

The Dojo Toolkit
CEO of SitePen

01:14 - Dojo

TD Ameritrade
The Wall Street Journal
JPMorgan Chase & Co
TD Bank

04:40 - Why is Dojo relevant today?

Peter Higgins: #dadt (Dojo already did that)

07:00 - AMD and RequireJS

Performance Benefits

10:34 - Dijit

Form Controls
Layout Widgets
Other Widgets (i.e. grids, rich text editor controls, trees, etc.)

15:32 - Browser Support

The Awesome Bar
Removing Code
Aspect-oriented Programming

20:01 - Dojo 2

Dojo Mobile
Responsive Dijits
Local Storage
Better Grid Widgets
Cleaner APIs

32:52 - Marketing Dojo

Dojo Tutorials
Good APIs
Target Environments

27:55 - Graded Support

Graded Browser Support - YUI Library

30:56 - Maintaining the old version while moving ahead with the new version
33:01 - Strict Mode


34:15 - Dojo and Node.js


36:20 - The Dojo Foundation

The Intern

40:21 - Testing

D.O.H.: Dojo Objective Harness
Sauce Labs

42:56 - Charting and Graphing & Vector Graphics


46:41 - The History of Dojo and Prototype


Sexism in Video Games - This Female Gamer is Fed Up / from a woman's view / woman / Rape is in Grand Theft Auto Game (AJ)
My Fair Lady (AJ)
Moon (Jamison)
Dr. Dog (Jamison)
Warhammer Quest (Joe)
Knights of the Old Republic (Joe)
Ruins by Orson Scott Card (Joe)
AngularJS Fundamentals (Joe’s Pluralsight Course) (Joe)
Commit (Chuck)
Authority | Nathan Barry (Chuck)
The Intern (Dylan)
FrozenJS (Dylan)
hammer throw: 1986 Youri Sedykh's World Record Series (Dylan)
Kundalini Yoga (Dylan)
Arcosanti (Dylan)
Ubud, Bali (Dylan)
Insadong, Seoul, South Korea (Dylan)

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JAMISON:  This is my voice.

CHUCK:  You keep it with you at all times, don’t you?

JAMISON:  I do. Unless I go to a rock concert or something. Then I leave it there.

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CHUCK:  Hey everybody, and welcome to Episode 62 of the JavaScript Jabber Show. This week on our panel, we have Jamison Dance.

JAMISON:  Hi, guys.

CHUCK:  Joe Eames.

JOE:  Hey there.

CHUCK:  AJ O’Neal.

AJ:  Not coming at you live. Not at all.

CHUCK:  I’m Charles Max Wood from DevChat.tv and we have a special guest this week. That’s Dylan Schiemann. So, do you want to introduce yourself real quick, Dylan?

DYLAN:  Sure. Thanks Charles. I’m Dylan. I’m one of the founders of an open source project called the Dojo Toolkit. I’m also the CEO at SitePen, a company that builds web apps and provides JavaScript training and support.

CHUCK:  Awesome. Dojo’s been around for a long time, hasn’t it?

DYLAN:  Nine years.

CHUCK:  Nine years.

DYLAN:  Oh, yeah. Three lifetimes in the Internet age, I guess.

CHUCK:  Does that make it older than jQuery?

DYLAN:  It does, yes. JQuery, I think, started about seven years ago, maybe. Six or seven years ago.

CHUCK:  I remember seeing a couple of websites built in Dojo way back in the day. I don’t remember exactly which ones they were. For some reason, I got the impression that it was a framework, but it’s more of a toolkit. It’s much more like jQuery than it is like, say, Backbone or Ember or any of those.

DYLAN:  It’s kind of everything. You can use it as a simple toolkit like jQuery. You have DOM manipulation,