Expanded Library

Creating Custom Builds with Dojo

by Mike Van Sickle

As a Dojo project nears its completion, it is time to tune to the build system to optimize the application for delivery to the client. This course will walk you through the powerful Dojo framework and show how the various elements work together.

What you'll learn

The Dojo Toolkit is organized into a large number of interrelated modules that are intended to be loaded into the client via the AMD (Asynchronous Module Definition) API. This leads, however, to non-trivial applications making hundreds of requests to get the required modules. To address this, the Dojo Toolkit contains a custom build tool that automates the minification and bundling of the modules for more efficient delivery to the client. This course breaks the build system down and gives a thorough overview of each piece of the build system, what its role is, and how the pieces work together.

About the author

Michael Van Sickle is an application architect in Akron, Ohio. He started his career as a mechanical engineer, designing components for the automotive industry, before changing to software engineering. He is passionate about learning new programming languages and is comfortable working in Java, C#, JavaScript, PHP, and F#. Mike also loves learning about user experience design and is taking a lead role in his company's attempt to make applications that are elegant and simple. When he i... more

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