Dan Darnell Messages: 145 Registered: November 2011 Location: Arkansas
My primary ExtJS experience comes from working with Ext GWT. I realize that this is not a very robust answer but, in short, I have always loved the way ExtJS widgets look and feel, the way they perform, and their extensive capabilities. By comparison, Dojo widgets are extremely ugly and lacking in feature/function. All one has to do is spend about 15 minutes on the ExtJS and Dojo project sites comparing look & feel and capabilities of the respective API's to go, "Oh crap, this ExtJS stuff rocks!"
The downside of ExtJS has always been the licensing.
Theresa Ramsey Messages: 62 Registered: July 2009 Location: research triangle park, n...
Thanks for your input Dan.
In Dojo 1.6 (EDT 0.8.0 uses Dojo 1.7.2), the Claro theme was added which has better (and more consistent) look and feel than the previous themes. Claro is the default theme now, and can be tweaked more easily than previous themes too (to customize for your own apps). So if you haven't given Dojo a look in a while, it might be worth another peek. There have been a lot of performance improvements too.
Since we mentioned mobile, Dojo mobile includes the styles for iOS, Android and Blackberry so that the apps match a platform's native look and feel without having to recode/port the app.
Dojo is an open source (vs proprietary) framework, which makes it attractive. Not saying ExtJS doesn't have some nice stuff too , I'm just more familiar with Dojo.
We're still in the investigation stage for mobile in EDT.