[Dojo-interest] AJAX Toolkits
daniel.carrera at zmsl.com
Mon Dec 17 18:52:09 UTC 2007
Note: I haven't read the article. I'm only replying to John's post.
John Justin wrote:
> I tend to agree with one of the posts - the popularity of
> a toolkit/library is directly proportional to the level of its
> documentation. Dojo was incredibly slow with bringing out its docs (2
> years?)- a long learning curve increases development time and costs.
I was this || close to using Ext instead of Dojo because the entry
barrier for Dojo was so high.
I attribute the entry barrier 70% to the docs, 20% to people telling me
that the docs are great and I should have been able to search for a
function name even if I don't know the function name, and 10% to the
design of dojo.
I had a very hard time crossing that entry barrier and I only persevered
for purely non-technical reasons: I wanted to go for the more open of
the projects available.
> Also, the false start with the releases prior to .9 and the
> corresponding unfriendly migration path wasted time and may have caused
> perceptual problems.
Perpetual is a bit of a strong word. Never fixing performance problems
*is* a perpetual problem. Breaking compatibility is a medium-term
problem and one day it'll be past.
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