What I’ve been working on: SitePen Support (Dojo, DWR, Cometd)

I’m at PyCon right now and don’t have much time to blog (I really try to maximize my limited conference time). But, I can’t go without bringing attention to: SitePen Blog » Commercial Support Now Available from the Co-Creators and Contributors of the Dojo Toolkit, DWR, and Cometd, because this is what I’ve been working on lately.

SitePen Support is the first “product” that I’ve worked on at SitePen (services can be products, too). We’ve got a great service to offer to people using the Dojo, DWR and Cometd open source projects and I’ll have more to talk about soon. We’ve been doing some really cool stuff with the UI for our support service, and this tied in directly with the talk that I gave at PyCon yesterday. That talk will be online sometime soon.

DWR joins the Dojo Foundation – Joe Walker joins SitePen

Intriguingly, Ajaxian seems to have the news first: Ajaxian » DWR joins the Dojo Foundation – Joe Walker joins SitePen. I haven’t used Java in 3 years, so I haven’t had a chance to use DWR, but it looks like a nicely designed API for doing Ajax and Comet in Java apps. Having Joe Walker join up at SitePen is great news indeed, and DWR is quite an addition to the Dojo Foundation.

Update: Ahh, that’s more like it. The word is officially out: the SitePen press release, the SitePen blog (which has considerably more w00ts than the press release) and Joe Walker himself announcing it.

Dojo 1.0 released

I’m an early riser, usually starting work around 7AM Eastern. Today is no exception, despite the fact that this is my first day at my new job. I was surprised to find Alex Russell online when I started up this morning, but this explains it all: Dojo 1.0 has been released. Dojo 1.0 is huge (and yet compact… 23K core!) and powerful. Congrats to everyone who worked on this release!