And life keeps flying by

It’s been almost a month and a half and my blogging has been quite absent. Here’s what has been happening…

Life
Our trip to San Jose (last month) went great. We had 4 days to bum around Silicon Valley and the surrounding areas. Since this was a vacation, we decided not to do too much and really only did one touristy thing: we went down to Carmel and 17 mile drive for a day. It was fun and it was a really beautiful area. And the driving out there wasn’t too bad. The Dojo Developer Day (which is what I went out there for in the first place) went great as well.

Dojo
Dojo has been taking off recently. Last month, we released 0.3.0 and about a week ago we released 0.3.1. For the 0.3.0 release, I refactored/rewrote the effects portion, James Burke wrote a cross-domain loader, Tom Trenka added a Google and Yahoo! maps interface, and Torrey Rice added the new widget theme. There was more, but those are the ones that stick out in my mind. We had about 50k downloads in the month that 0.3.0 was out. For 0.3.1, the cross-domain loading has been improved and we have a cross-domain package now, plus AOL is now hosting Dojo on their CDN, IBM is actively helping with a11y, and Sun just announced they are going to start developing widgets for Dojo. All-in-all, it’s been a good month.

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