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Learning Dojo - How much knowledge of javascript is required?

Nachiket Patel
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Joined: Sep 16, 2007
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Hello,
Frankly, before today, i don't have an idea of what Dojo does??
But i just read introduction of Dojo. It seems cool.

I want to ask how much knowledge of javascript is required for using this book?? I am not having extensive experience, i know only basics.


& one more thing,

I am currently learning and experimenting Wicket framework and it's ajax capabilities(i think AJAXification is very easy)?
How dojo will fit in with wicket. Is it possible to get advantage of both ( I mean integration is there of course, but how easy and feasible it will be)??

Thanks,
Nachiket


Before software can be reusable, it first has to be usable. - Ralph Johnson
Peter Svensson
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Joined: Sep 29, 2008
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Hi Nachiket,

I don't know Wicket, but I've heard that it is similar in some ways to Tapestry (which I've used quite a lot). I would guess that you would need some kind of Dojo plugin in Wicket to be able to use it, and also create wrappers for the widgets you would like to use.

As long as you would have access to some kind of 'pure' html page or part of page that you can modify, you can insert Dojo CSS and script resources in the same way you would in a stand-alone page.

Speaking of JavaScript knowledge, I have a chapter 2 in my book which gives a lot of basic JavaScript information and good to know things, as well as common problems when using JS and Dojo.

I think that JS is one of the most forgiving languages to learn, as you don't really need to understand everything you do or use. One good way to learn is to just copy in an example in a page and mess with it. Learn one small thing at a time, in your own pace.

Cheers,
PS

http://unclescript.blogspot.com/
Nachiket Patel
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Joined: Sep 16, 2007
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Hello Peter,
yes, you are right about javascript. & Netbeans takes care of many things. [God, i love netbeans.]

& In wicket, it is possible and there is one plugin for dojo. but i guess first i'll get my hand dirty (i mean write some hello world dojo) and then only i can conclude that Wicket and Dojo are made for each other or not.

Thanks for your comments. & Welcome to JavaRanch.
 
 
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