Posts Categorized: Goodies to go

Encrypted client-side storage with dojo

A couple of days ago, Nicholas Zakas wrote an article about secure client side storage. I think the scenario he mentioned (working from a cyber cafe) is not unsafe by nature, and could be well handled by an application. Nonetheless, client side storage such as localStorage still is subject to DNS spoofing attacks (which is
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persistent local storage with dojo

Update: The providers attached to this post are part of dojox.storage now – no need to download them, just get a copy of dojo, and everything is there. Update II: dojox.storage won’t make it into dojo 2.0 and is not compatible with the new dojo/store API. For future-safe persistent client-side storage, see Storehouse – Client
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More fun with strings: dojo.string.contains()

In the series “convenience wrappers for small tasks that increase code readability”, today contains() is starring. Having a contains() method could also serve another purpose: to maybe prevent people from using match() to find out if a string contains a given substring (what is still proposed in some JS tutorials out there…). So, I want
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dojo.string.beginsWith()

Most cases where you find String.substr() in the wild are to check if a given string begins with a certain other string. Be it checking for a prefix or sorting out zipcodes that begin with certain numbers. And because code readability is a good thing (really, it is important), it would be nice to have
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