Dojo AMA – The Dojo Framework From Then to Now

By November 19, 2020AMA, Blog, Dojo

The Dojo Project joined the OpenJS Foundation for an AMA on YouTube on November 9th, 2020. The AMA aimed to share insight into the Dojo Project from inception to beyond the current application. Dojo co-creator Dylan Schiemann moderated the AMA with Anthony Gubler, co-maintainer and architect of current Dojo. In this AMA, users were able to ask questions via Twitter and live YouTube chat. 

Questions ranged from how Dojo has been iterated on over the years to what similarities and differences Dojo has with various other frameworks. Discussion outside of Q&A focused mostly on the ways Dojo has changed over the years.

The full AMA is available here: OpenJS Foundation AMA – Dojo

If you’d like to check out specific topics from the AMA jump down to the timestamps.

Timestamps

0:00 Brief Introduction

0:50 Moderator Introduction

1:30 Where Dojo Is Today

2:40 Why the Name “Dojo”?

5:15 What do People need from a Framework Today?

6:40 Modern Dojo

9:15 Dojo 8 Enhancements and Modern Dojo Changes 

12:05 Modern Dojo New User Questions?  

15:42 Are Custom Elements the Future?

20:15 Dojo Improvements to Application Loading Time?

23:35 Dojo Styling

26:58 Building Dojo

30:18 Getting Dojo Theming Right

31:58 Largest App Built With Dojo?

37:02 MobX vs Dojo

40:37 Overlap between Overlap and Dojo

44:05 Dojo Naming Design

49:50 What Can Be Done To Support Syntax Beyond JSX?

51:50 If You’re Writing an App in React or Angular, What Should You Do To Port Your Project to Dojo? 

55:25 What’s Possible for Dojo?

58:05 Wrap-Up