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Comprehensive Dojo Framework with Dijit and DojoX

AJX-124 (5 Days)

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Dojo Training Overview

Accelebrate's Comprehensive Dojo Training teaches attendees how to build powerful JavaScript Ajax applications using the Dojo Toolkit, Dijit, and DojoX. Students also learn advanced JavaScript Ajax applications. Coverage in this course spans beginning through advanced Dojo topics.

Location and Pricing

Most Accelebrate courses are delivered as private, customized, on-site training at our clients' locations worldwide for groups of 3 or more attendees and are custom tailored to their specific needs. Please visit our client list to see organizations for whom we have delivered private in-house training. These courses can also be delivered as live, private online classes for groups that are geographically dispersed or wish to save on the instructor's or students' travel expenses. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private training at your site or online, please contact us.

Dojo Training Objectives

  • Understand Dojo's API design and feature set
  • Master the use of Dojo's core features
  • Manipulate and traverse the Document Object Model using Dojo's DOM APIs
  • Create and control your own class hierarchy using Dojo's OO toolkit
  • Manage events via dojo/on and Dojo's publish/subscribe capabilities
  • Explore Dijit, the Dojo UI widget library
  • Learn how to debug Dojo applications
  • Use the Dojo Objective Harness to test your Dojo-based applications
  • Work with Dojo and JavaScript
  • Master advanced Dojo topics such as dojo/aspect and functions
  • Understand Dojo's API
  • Customize and create widgets
  • Work with Dojo from the MVC perspective
  • Use data, stores and grids
  • Create charts and organize data
  • Debug Dojo apps

Dojo Training Outline

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Introduction
Intro to Dojo
  • What Dojo is and isn't
  • Our first, basic Dojo script
  • How to do things the Dojo way
    • Asynchronous Modules and AMD
    • Requiring the code you need
    • Loading Dojo
  • Baseless Dojo
  • dojoConfig: Configuring how Dojo is loaded
Retrieving elements
  • dojo/dom: Asking for an element by name
  • What do I get back? DOMNodes and Nodes
  • Creating nodes
  • Placing nodes
  • Removing nodes
dojo/query
  • A different way of retrieving elements
  • Using CSS Selectors (up to CSS3)
  • Processing NodeLists
Basic styling
  • Accessing style information
  • Changing style settings
Dojo and JavaScript
  • Array enhancements
  • Function enhancements
  • Working with dates
  • Working with numbers and strings
Dojo and Events
  • Hooking up events with dojo/on
  • Removing event handlers
  • Distributing events across a NodeList
  • Using dojo's publish/subscribe model
Dojo and Ajax
  • Ajax architecture
  • Dojo and Ajax: dojo/request
  • Typical Ajax tasks
    • Changing the content of a node
    • Form processing
  • Processing data with Ajax
    • JSON data
    • XML data
  • Other dojo/request capabilities
Dojo and Classes
  • dojo/declare(): Creating classes
  • Defining methods and properties
  • Inheritance and Mixins
  • Constructors
Dijit Widgets
  • Declarative vs programmatic UI
  • Form widgets
  • Layout widgets
  • Other widgets
Styling Widgets
  • Using customizable properties
  • On-the-fly
Creating your own widget
  • From scratch
  • Using a template
  • Creating attributes, getters and setters
Subclassing a widget
  • Using OO
  • Adding capabilities
Dojo and JavaScript
  • Array Enhancements
  • Working with Dates
  • Working with Numbers and Strings
  • Other Utilities Within dojo/_base/lang
Advanced Dojo Topics
  • Aspect-oriented Programming with dojo/aspect
    • Aspect-oriented Concepts
    • Running Functions before() and after()
    • Wrapping a Function around() Another Function
  • Working with Functions
    • JavaScript Execution Contexts
    • apply() and call()
    • Binding a Function with lang.hitch
    • Modifying a Function's Signature with lang.partial
Promises and Deferreds
  • A Review of a Typical Use Case: Ajax
  • The General Promise API
  • Promises Realized: Deferreds
  • then() in Detail
  • then() vs when()
  • Accessing All Promises
Customizing a Widget
  • Using customizable CSS properties
  • On-the-fly
  • Subclassing Widgets
  • Adding Capabilities to Existing Widgets
Creating Your Own Widget
  • From Scratch
  • Using a Template
  • Creating Attributes, Getters and Setters
MVC with Dojo
  • Looking at Dojo from the MVC Perspective
  • Establishing a Page-level Controller
  • Dojo/data and Models
  • Creating views with Dijit Widgets
Data, Stores and Grids
  • Using dojo/store to Store Data
  • Introducing the DataGrid
  • Better Data Storage with dojo/data
  • Putting it all together: plugging a store into dojo components
Charting with dojox/charting
  • Configuring dojox/charting
  • Creating a Simple Chart
  • Providing a Theme For Your Chart
  • Organizing data: Plots, Axes and Series
Debugging Dojo Apps
  • Inspecting the DOM
  • JavaScript Debugging
  • Dojo Logging
  • Dojo Unit Testing with DOH
Conclusion
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Lecture percentage

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Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

50%

Lab

Course Number:

AJX-124

Duration:

5 Days

Prerequisites:

All students should have attended Accelebrate's Mastering JavaScript course or have equivalent experience. If attendees do not have thorough knowledge of JavaScript, please let us know and we will precede this course with a one-day JavaScript primer.

Training Materials:

All attendees receive courseware covering all topics in the course.

Software Requirements:

  • Recent versions of Chrome and/or Firefox browsers
  • An IDE or editor that understands JavaScript syntax
  • Node.js or another backend server environment
  • Other free software - please contact us if you have purchased this class

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