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Dojo Offline Released

Dojo released today a new beta of the Dojo Offline toolkit, with lots of new features, most exciting one is the full port to Google Gears. Highlighted features

  • An offline widget that you can easily embed in your web page with just a few lines of code, automatically providing the user with network feedback, sync messages, offline instructions, and more
  • A sync framework to help you store actions done while offline and sync them with a server once back on the network
  • Automatic network and application-availability detection to determine when your application is on- or off-line so that you can take appropriate action
  • A slurp() method that automatically scans the page and figures out all the resources that you need offline, including images, stylesheets, scripts, etc.; this is much easier than having to manually maintain which resources should be available offline, especially during development.
  • Dojo Storage, an easy to use hashtable abstraction for storing offline data for when you don’t need the heaviness of Google Gear’s SQL abstraction; under the covers Dojo Storage saves its data into Google Gears
  • Dojo SQL, an easy to use SQL layer that executes SQL statements and returns them as ordinary JavaScript objects
  • New ENCRYPT() and DECRYPT() SQL keywords that you can mix in when using Dojo SQL, to get transparent cryptography for columns of data. Cryptography is done on a Google Worker Pool thread, so that the browser UI is responsive.
  • Integration with the rest of Dojo, such as the Dojo Event system

Dojo released earlier this week Dojo 0.9 beta with speed and accessibility improvements, you can try it directly from AOL CDN without having to download it. More on this new release from Dojo blog.

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