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Dojo turns 16, New Dojo 7 Delivers Suite of Reactive Material Widgets

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Dojo, an OpenJS Foundation Impact Project, just hit a new milestone. Dojo 7 is a progressive framework for modern web applications built with TypeScript. That means Dojo is an essential tool for building modern websites. The Dojo framework scales easily and allows building anything from simple static websites all the way up to enterprise-scale single-page reactive web applications. 

Dojo 7 Widgets takes a step forward in out-of-the-box usability, adding 20+ new widgets and a Material theme that developers can use to build feature-rich applications even faster, including new widgets that are consistent, usable, and easily accessible for important website building blocks like cards, passwords, forms, and more. 

See the Dojo Widgets documentation and examples for more information. 

Dojo’s no flavor-of-the-month JavaScript framework. The Dojo Toolkit was started in 2004 as part of a non-profit organization that was established to promote the adoption of the Dojo Toolkit. In 2016, the foundation merged with jQuery Foundation to become JS Foundation. Then in March 2019 the JS Foundation merged with the Node Foundation to become the OpenJS Foundation. Dojo, therefore, gives the OpenJS Foundation organizational roots that predate the iPhone.

In 2018, modern Dojo arrived with Dojo 2, a complete rewrite and rethink of Dojo into its current form of a lean modern TypeScript-first, batteries included progressive framework. Aligning with modern standards and best practices, the resulting distribution build of Dojo can include zero JavaScript code for statically built websites, or as little as 13KB of compressed JavaScript for full-featured web apps.

Dojo has been used widely over the years by companies such as Cisco, JP Morgan, Esri, Intuit, ADP, Fannie Mae, Daimler, and many more.  Applications created with the Dojo Toolkit more than 10 years ago still work today with only minor adjustments and upgrades.

Modern Dojo is open source software available under the modified BSD license. Developers can try modern Dojo from Code Sandbox, or install Dojo via npm:

npm i @dojo/cli @dojo/cli-create-app -g

Create your first app

dojo create app --name hello-world

Get started with widgets

npm install @dojo/widgets 

Visit dojo.io for documentation, tutorials, cookbooks, and other materials. Read Dojo’s blog on this new release here.