Is Dojo a relevant framework

Introduction

Dojo encourages writing simple, modular components known as widgets which implement single responsibilities out of the wider requirements of an application. Widgets are designed to be composable and reusable across a variety of scenarios, and can be wired together in a reactive manner to fulfill more complex web application requirements.

Widgets describe their intended structural representation by returning virtual nodes from their rendering functions. Dojo's rendering system then handles ongoing translation of a widget hierarchy's render output to targeted, efficient DOM updates during application runtime.

FeatureDescription
Reactive by designDojo widgets are designed around core reactive principles to ensure predictable, consistent behavior as state changes propagate through an application.
Encapsulated widgetsCreate independent, encapsulated widgets that can be wired together in a variety of configurations to create complex and beautiful user interfaces.
DOM abstractionsThe framework provides suitable reactive abstractions that mean Dojo applications do not need to interact directly with an imperative DOM.
Efficient renderingDojo's rendering system can detect state changes within specific subtrees of a widget hierarchy, allowing efficient re-rendering of only the affected portions of an application when an update occurs.
Enterprise-readyCross-cutting application requirements such as internationalization, localization and theming can easily be added to user-created widgets.