Ok, I don’t really have any authority or any involvement whatsoever with jDojo but I figured I would introduce it on my site. I am going to be checking it out more closely going forward and seeing what benefit it really gives us.
You will need to register to get into the jDojo site so go ahead – I think it is well worth it. The latest version now has support for Dojo 1.4 – which tells me these guys are making sure the community has the ability to support very current API’s. I didn’t get to see the EclipseCon session Michael gave but it looked very interesting and also gives a great summary of what jDojo is.
The benefits in summary..
- The JDojo programmer can now write its Web UI code using the features of the Eclipse Java tooling.
- Type information is now part of the code, and not of the documentation anymore.
- The programmer still deals with the DOM, browser environment etc, having the full control over all the details.
- Existing code can be easily integrated by writing a JDojo stub for it.