Bob Balaban December 6 2007 11:52:35 AMGreetings, Geeks!
I have mentioned Dojo in this blog a couple of times. Nononono, not that Dojo, this Dojo. For example, here, and here.
The many, many responses (a LOT of responses) were all interesting, and a few patterns emerged, such as (I am paraphrasing here):
- Dojo is great
- Dojo sucks
- Watch out for browser dependencies
We've had a number of design discussions within the WebApps team back at Domino HQ, during which a couple of major points relating to this dual-headed objective became apparent:
- We should create a short-cut URL that the Web Server will understand to that directory (it would also be nice if that short-cut location were admin-configurable)
- Since all of the JS code simply sits on the server's disk in a designated location, it would therefore be easy for people to add their own fave raves. They have to figure out how to do that on all of their servers, of course.
- Once that reference is inserted, the Developer needs to be able to easily enter whatever other references (to widgets, for example) are needed, also done in the Designer environment
- If Developers just so happen to be using the JS stuff that we select as our "default", Designer would do a bit more of the work for them. Otherwise, Developers will still be able to use "pass-through HTML" to do what they need to do.
This seems reasonable to me. Well, of COURSE it does, I was in on all the discussions! But YOU weren't. So, fellow Geeks, please tell me what you think of this idea.
Thanks! (in advance)
(Need expert application development architecture/coding help? Contact me at: bbalaban, gmail.com)
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