Opened 17 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

#142 closed task (fixed)

Need a short "why use dojo" article.

Reported by: Praneet Kandula <[email protected]…> Owned by: dylan
Priority: high Milestone: 0.9
Component: Doc parser Version: 0.2
Keywords: toolkit, documentation Cc: [email protected]
Blocked By: Blocking:


I'm currently trying to convince the RoundCube? webmail project ( to use the dojo toolkit instead of creating it's own. It's tough for me to explain all the advantages to the project's developers because I don't know enough about dojo. I believe that to gain wide acceptance and usage (which I understand is dojo's aim), you need a short article that explains what the benefits to using dojo are as opposed to developing your own ajax toolkit, or using another one.

If you guys don't have time to do this, you can just put the main points down in bullet form, and I can try to massage those into an article, but I really think a short article like this can go a long ways toward getting people to use dojo rather than reinventing the wheel.

Change History (10)

comment:1 Changed 17 years ago by david

Cc: [email protected] added

A good place to start would be The Dojo Way, though we still need a better why/FAQ.

comment:2 Changed 17 years ago by [email protected]

We are in process of developing a AJAX framework & we are evaluating various toolkits . Anybody with inputs on how dojo compares with other toolkits including commerically available products such as backbase.

Thx, -Vinod

comment:3 Changed 16 years ago by Tom Trenka

Milestone: 0.3.1
Owner: changed from anonymous to Tom Trenka

comment:4 Changed 16 years ago by alex

Milestone: 0.3.1
severity: normalmajor
Type: defecttask

I want this fixed, but I'm not sure that coupling it to a release makes sense. I'm pulling it off of 0.3.1 and bumping it's priority up.

comment:5 Changed 16 years ago by wayland

I think it needs to address as separate concerns:

  • Why use dojo compared to developing your own
  • Why use dojo compared to other toolkits

comment:6 Changed 16 years ago by dylan

Milestone: 0.4
Owner: changed from Tom Trenka to dylan
Status: newassigned

something needs to be done on this... taking ownership and blocking 0.4 on it.

comment:7 Changed 16 years ago by bill

FYI, in theory the chapter addresses this although I think it could use some work. I read "The Dojo Way" link above but it's too philosophical for me.

There's also the section on widgets and

But in the end, all those sections above could use a lot of work.

comment:8 Changed 16 years ago by dylan


comment:9 Changed 16 years ago by bill


comment:10 Changed 15 years ago by alex

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed
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