Dojo 1.8 isn’t all documentation, of course! We’ve also been hard at work adding several major new features to the toolkit that we think you’ll enjoy. Dojo/request is a cross-platform AJAX component, designed to be more flexible and extensible than the existing dojo/_base/xhr component (which it deprecates). Notable new features of this component include the ability to perform AJAX calls from Node.js, XHR2 support, and a dojo/node: A new loader plugin that enables server-side code to load Node.js/CommonJS modules from within the AMD loader. Dojo/router is a component that enables client-side applications to register and navigate between discrete “pages” that change based on the current browser URL, like the navigation of a “traditional” server-side application.
Watch this video on http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/ajax-ria/dojo-1-8