Nexaweb has contributed new software to the Dojo Foundation that will further advance the use of open source Ajax. The software, dubbed ‘dojo.E,’ will allow users to more easily create enterprise web applications based on the Dojo Toolkit, one of the industry’s most advanced sets of open source Ajax tools.
Ajax, while powerful, has not been as quickly adopted among the enterprise development community largely due to its unstructured nature. dojo.E addresses this need with a structured, declarative XML way to add Ajax into web applications without having to rewrite HTML code.
dojo.E tools include dojo.E Markup and dojo.E Runtime. dojo.E Markup brings extensible markup language (XML) into Dojo components so that developers have a clear understanding of how information will be interpreted and displayed on the page.
dojo.E Runtime provides a programmatic and declarative means for executing the Document Object Model (DOM), an application programming interface that defines the logical structure and display of documents. Using dojo.E Runtime, developers have a more definitive way for executing the DOM page modifications as the user interacts with the elements being displayed on the screen.