What is Dojo?
Dojo Is: Efficient
With frameworks like jQuery, you are receiving a framework with an entire collection of features bundled up in a single package. From this collection of components, you are required to decompose and strip out the features you don’t need to decrease bloat. Otherwise, those unused features can degrade the performance of the website. With jQuery, you are essentially working backward, or top-down as opposed to bottom-up. For example, using jQuery is like buying a home that is already built with features you don’t need, making it more expensive (or bloated) than what you’re looking for. Alternatively, Dojo allows you to start from the foundation and build the home to your specifications, only paying for what you need and using the specific components you will use.
Dojo Is: A Comprehensive Package Built for Enterprise
Dojo understands that when building enterprise websites, it Is vital that the comprehensive needs of the website are met, and it functions reliably. That is why the Dojo toolkit offers a ton of features, components, and building blocks that allow you to create these sites and meet their performance and functionality requirements.
- “dstore” is Dojo’s data layer that provides tools for handling and interacting with data collections and objects. It allows you to store, retrieve, filter, sort, and track changes in data or objects. We find it to be much more robust than Backbone’s framework and able to unify everything easily.
- “dgrid” interacts with “dstore” in order to display or present the stored data collections and objects. This is how we display options in dropdowns, administrative grids, and more on the website. In combination with “dstore”, “dgrid” makes the user interface much better than other frameworks and plays a big role in our decision to use Dojo for our websites.
These packages, in combination with all the other features and components that are packaged in the toolkit allow for expansive and full-featured websites that are more efficient than sites created with multiple lesser frameworks. They also offer greater control over the function and results of the websites because there are no unexpected conflicts that occur from incompatibility.
Dojo is: Exactly What We Need
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