[dojo-contributors] what is the raison detre for dojo 2.0.

Tom Trenka ttrenka at gmail.com
Fri Oct 5 10:48:04 EDT 2012

This is by far the best "mission statement" I've heard to date; maybe we
should adopt it?

-- Tom

On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 11:46 PM, Rawld Gill <rgill at altoviso.com> wrote:

> > what is the raison d'etre for dojo 2.0?
> JavaScript is pervasive, primitive, variable in different environments,
> and evolving quickly. This has been the status quo forever, and it makes
> JavaScript program construction hard and expensive. Dojo 2.0 provides a
> unified family of powerful libraries that normalize and progressively
> extend the JavaScript environment--browser-hosted and otherwise--to higher
> and higher levels of abstraction. These abstractions make program
> construction easier, faster, and less expensive.
> <><><><><>
> General Observations (stimulated by other responses).
>  * If we layer the abstractions correctly, it shouldn't be hard use lower
> layers. We must lose the "it's awesome but hard" label.
>  * Normalizing the environment is required; but it is not enough.
>  * To be great, we need the JavaScript community to someday march on the
> standards body castle and chant, "make how Dojo does xyz part of the
> standard!"
>  * If we don't finish the last 20% (docs, tests) and market the crap out
> of it (meaning more than Dylan and SitePen), at best we'll be an also-ran.
> --Rawld
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