Learn the tips, techniques, and pitfalls when developing Web 2.0 and Dojo applications. Wendi Nusbickel and Melissa Betancourt have worked on the Dojo application documented in this article for over a year. Having recently completed the development of a Web 2.0 Dojo prototype, they share the experience they gained when creating a custom Dojo application.
The jQuery UI package aims to create a well-defined and reliable set of user interface widgets that you can reuse within your own Web applications. The goal is to provide well-tested widgets that go beyond those available in HTML Input elements, and ease the work of all user interface developers.
This second article in the jQuery series looks at how to add more interaction to any Web site to create a dynamic Rich Internet Application. Learn how jQuery utilizes a combination of events produced by user interaction, information gathered from the Web site itself, and the ability to change the look and feel of the application without reloading to create these RIAs quickly and easily.
The popularity of jQuery owes a lot to its decision to include a plug-in architecture. This decision allows any number of third-party developers to create and extend the jQuery functions beyond the original library functions. The result is hundreds of plug-ins that provide nearly any type of function needed on a Web application. This article describes this plug-in architecture and explains how jQuery can help your Web application behave just like a desktop application.