Dojo Week in Review #4

First Dojo security advisory in 2+ years, a number of great Dojo articles and tutorials, and many improvements.

Dojo 1.4.2

Dojo 1.4.2 is live. Regardless of the version of Dojo you are using, please read the full Dojo Security Advisory and upgrade your version of Dojo now. We have new versions of Dojo for 0.4, 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3 as well. The AOL and Google CDNs are also updated to resolve this security concern. If you have any issues with upgrading, please contact us.

New Community Tutorials and Demos

David Walsh has authored a nice News Scroller demo. Dojo the Definitive Guide author Matthew Russell has a tutorial on charting, USAID Data Charted with Dojo . Tom Elliott whom we met at Dojo Beer in London has created a great new explanation of using the Dojo build system.

Cody Lindley (SitePen) has authored a Learning Dojo blog post outlining the best resources available for someone new to learning Dojo. Kris Zyp (SitePen) has a number of interesting new blog posts:

eWeek has a nice write-up about Dojo user Coyote Point Systems.

A new XForms and Dojo-based rapid application development tool is available from BetterForm. “betterFORM allows easy creation of highly dynamic Web 2.0 user interfaces with attractive controls and layout. You can add validations, calculations, actions and events to build complete webapplications in a declarative way.” A demo is available.

Improvements to Dojo in trunk

Significant improvements were made from March 3rd to March 12th.

Nicola Rizzo has been improving DojoX’s effects using CSS3 animations, be sure to check out the demos.

James Burke (Mozilla Messaging), Mike Wilcox, Bill Keese (IBM), and Adam Peller (IBM) addressed the Dojo Security Advisory with fixes and new releases for Dojo 0.4, 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4. Please upgrade now.

A number of other improvements throughout Dojo, Dijit, and DojoX were made by Bill Keese, Nicola Rizzo, Jared Jurkiewicz (IBM), and Doug Hays (IBM).

Recent Events

QCon London occurred this week (March 10-12). On the evening of March 11th there was be a Dojo Beer event with Nikolai Onken, Tobias von Klipstein, Sam Foster, and I. On March 12th, Nikolai, Torrey, and I gave talks on the Browser as a Platform track along with Joe Walker (Mozilla) and Simon Oxley (Aware Monitoring). Conference slides and video will be available on the QCon web site in the near future.

Upcoming Events

SWDC 2010 is coming up in June and is hosted by Dojo contributor Peter Svensson. It features a great line-up of speakers including a number of Dojo committers or contributors (Nikolai Onken, Wolfram Kriesing, Mark Wubben, and I). And Stockholm in early June is amazing.

Dojo Beer events are also coming soon in Washington DC (JSConf), Israel, Austin Texas (for SXSW) and more. Let us know if you want to schedule an event in your area.

About Dylan Schiemann

Known for things called Dojo, SitePen, and Comet.
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