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on 26 July 2012
This book begins with the authors explaining the greatness of Dojo and how dedicated the developers are by refactoring all the code back in 2007. From what I can tell they are still just as dedicated since I have been having trouble getting the code examples to work.

An early exercise involves creating a spreadsheet-like view using dojox.grid.Grid only that dojox.grid.Grid no longer exists, but by poking around I got it to work by using dojox.grid.DataGrid instead. Next up some code gets added to run asynchronous requests that pull in search results from yahoo based on the table row clicked. This does not work either. According to Yahoo 'The service has been shut down.' After reading through the documentation on [...] I am now finding that the method for including modules used by the book has been deprecated in favor of AMD format. To be fair I have not got very far with this book yet, but I'm already getting tempted to give up on it in favor of the online docs. It's a shame because this book is actually quite well written.
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