I just finished reading the Learning Dojo book, authored by Peter Svensson and published by Packt Publishing . They sent me a free review copy of the book and this is a personal and independent review of the book.
The only minor criticism I have is, I spotted some minor English mistakes in a couple of places and at one place in Chapter 3, the sample code was unrelated to the discussion at hand. I know its not a big deal and I am being fussy, but, I think this needs to go in as part of the review. Also, I would have liked to read a little bit on how Dojo is or is not affected if used in conjunction, on the same page, with other libraries like jQuery or Prototype.
The Dojo framework is available via the Google CDN and AOL CDN as well, which means you don’t really need to download the framework and be bothered with distributing it with your application, as you can simply use them from either of the 2 sources. By doing this, you dont even need to worry about updating the versions of the API as you just load the required version from the CDN.
There is one chapter of the book available online as well. Chapter 6 on Layouts is available here if you want to get a feel of the reading. Also, you can download the sample code that comes with the book from here. Apart from that, Dojo samples/demos can be found here as well.
Finally, I would not hesitate in recommending this book to anyone who wants to get a understanding of Dojo and start using the toolkit. The book touches down on everything to give you the understanding on the capabilities and flexibilities of the framework. I think that’s fair as the book clearly does what it says “Learning Dojo“. It teaches you Dojo but you got to enhance your skills on your own.
Following is a list of Dojo related resources :-