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Dojo 1.0 Toolkit for AJAX Released

The Dojo Foundation reaches the 1.0 milestone

'Congratulations to the entire Dojo community in reaching the 1.0 milestone,' said Dylan Schiemann, CEO of SitePen, Inc., and co-founder of the Dojo project, as the Dojo Foundation announced version 1.0 of its Open Source JavaScript toolkit for AJAX development for building rich Web 2.0 applications.

"Dojo 1.0 enables developers and designers to more easily collaborate to build attractive, rich web interfaces," Schiemann continued. 

Dojo provides easy-to-use, high-quality UI components and JavaScript infrastructure critical for building responsive Web applications without the need for proprietary plugins or single-vendor solutions. Only 25K in size, the base of Dojo delivers key support for AJAX, progressive enhancement, animations, and opens the door to a wealth of high-quality widgets and extension modules. Dojo supports the Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer and Opera browsers.

The Dojo project has attracted a talented and vibrant community of individuals and corporate supporters since its founding in 2004. Dojo is a key part of products from active community members like AOL, BEA, IBM, Sun and many others.

IBM uses Dojo in a number of products including WebSphere Commerce and its popular mashup maker, QEDWiki.

"Dojo enabled IBM to create user interfaces that are internationalized and accessible out of the box, which helps us to deliver projects much faster and with more value to our customers," said David Boloker, CTO for Emerging Technologies, IBM Software Group and regular speaker at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo. "And now we will be delivering the Dojo Toolkit in a WebSphere Application Server Feature Pack for Web 2.0, so that our customers can build rich Web 2.0 style applications using J2EE."

"SitePen proudly offers Dojo development, training, and support services. The feature set makes it a natural choice for the rich, customized applications our customers demand," added Schiemann. 

"The Dojo Foundation has made it easy for AOL to contribute code back to the Dojo community, particularly in the area of high performance code loading," said James Burke, Lead Software Design Engineer at AOL.

"We continue to make Dojo releases available from AOL's content delivery network, free for the community to use which means you don't even have to download the toolkit to start using it. The Dojo community has made a great toolkit that can be used at both ends of the development spectrum. It enables feature-rich, component-based web applications, like AOL's Webmail and myAOL personal home pages. The Dojo Toolkit is very capable in more constrained environments too, as illustrated by TinyBuddy IM, an AIM Enabled instant messaging web application for the iPhone."

"The release of Dojo 1.0 is an important industry event. The Dojo Foundation is a member of the OpenAjax Alliance Steering Committee, is active on multiple OpenAjax committees, and has participated in both of our InteropFest events," said Jon Ferraiolo, Secretary of the OpenAjax Alliance. "We are very happy that Dojo 1.0 includes the OpenAjax Hub as this will promote the ability for application developers to combine Dojo with other AJAX toolkits within the same web application."

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Ever since Google popularized a smarter, more responsive and interactive Web experience by using AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript + XML) for its Google Maps & Gmail applications, SYS-CON's RIA News Desk has been covering every aspect of Rich Internet Applications and those creating and deploying them. If you have breaking RIA news, please send it to RIA@sys-con.com to share your product and company news coverage with AJAXWorld readers.

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