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New Tools for PHP and JSP Developers as well as Windows Phone 8 Support Now Available in Kendo UI by Telerik

  New Tools for PHP and JSP Developers as well as Windows Phone 8 Support Now
  Available in Kendo UI by Telerik

 Framework brings simplified development of rich HTML5 apps to the four major
                               mobile platforms

Business Wire

WALTHAM, Mass. -- March 20, 2013

Telerik today announced the latest release of Kendo UI, a comprehensive
framework for building JavaScript and HTML5 websites and mobile apps. With
this release, Kendo UI adds server wrappers for PHP and JSP, Windows Phone 8
support, and support for modern web Single Page Applications (SPAs)
architecture. Kendo UI is now the only front-end framework to offer
server-side wrappers for ASP.NET, PHP and JSP, thus providing a wide range of
developers new to HTML5 with a smooth on-ramp, using familiar server-side
programming languages. The release also delivers the newest Web and DataViz UI
widgets since the original Kendo UI release in November 2011.

Kendo UI’s recent Global Developer Survey reveals broad HTML5 support, with 90
percent of more than 5,000 surveyed app developers and IT decision makers
saying they will develop apps using HTML5 in 2013, emphasizing the immediate
market need for a comprehensive framework like Kendo UI.^1

“HTML5 is the holy grail of app development, with the biggest tech and
business players jumping in to take advantage of the flexibility and
productivity inherent in platform independent development,” said Todd Anglin,
EVP of Cross-Platform Tools & Services at Telerik. “Kendo UI channels
developers’ HTML wish list into one framework, enabling them to leverage
either JavaScript or familiar server-side programming to deliver rich, web and
hybrid mobile apps that run across all of the major platforms.”

Server wrappers for PHP and JSP

In addition to its existing ASP.NET MVC wrappers, Kendo UI adds PHP and JSP
server wrappers to its current release, making it the most enterprise-ready
HTML5/JavaScript framework on the market. Traditionally, developers
comfortable with server-side programming are forced to migrate large chunks of
application logic to HTML, CSS and JavaScript in order to take advantage of
HTML5. With the new wrappers from Kendo UI, PHP and JSP developers can build
modern HTML5 apps without hand-coding JavaScript. They simply code in their
preferred server-side language, and Kendo UI renders the JavaScript needed to
power its widgets and framework features.

Cross-platform support

Responding to developer demand, Kendo UI also added Windows Phone 8 support
into its Mobile offering. The most recent Global Developer Survey conducted by
the Kendo UI team indicated that 47 percent of global developers are
interested in developing for Windows Phone 8, citing it as one of the easiest
platforms for development. With this addition, Kendo UI developers can now
deliver mobile web and hybrid mobile applications across the four major mobile
platforms, iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry.

Support for modern web application architectures

Kendo UI’s latest release also adds support for modern web application
architectures, including out-of-the-box RequireJS/AMD (RJS) support and a new,
integrated Single Page Application (SPA) implementation, both of which aid
developers in the creation of modular and maintainable web applications. In
addition, to aid developers interested in integrating Kendo UI with other
JavaScript libraries, a new Kendo UI Labs site has been launched to incubate
open source integrations with projects like AngularJS and BreezeJS. The Labs
open today at http://labs.kendoui.com.

TypeScript support

In late 2012, Microsoft announced an Alpha version of TypeScript, a
compile-to-JavaScript language designed for "application-scale JavaScript
development." In addition to providing additional syntax and language features
on top of the JavaScript language, TypeScript can consume "definition files"
from third-party libraries, like jQuery, to provide static checking and
statement completion to developers, at design-time. The current release of
Kendo UI includes a set of these definition files, drop-in ready for
developers working with Kendo UI in their TypeScript applications.

Advancements to widgets and chart types

Kendo UI has also added more widgets and chart types in this release than in
any release since initial launch. Charts and graphs provided by Kendo UI
DataViz also include added interactivity improvements.

The new charts include:

  *Sparklines: A “data-as-text” chart type that allows for the inclusion of
    small, word-sized data visualizations.
  *Bullet Graphs: An extension to the existing linear gauge visualization,
    bullet graphs can be used to display actual values alongside of target,
    projected or comparative values.
  *DataBars: A bar chart variant that enables the visualization of trends in
    a series of related data.

New widgets include:

  *Multi-Select Widget: A Facebook-style multi-select widget that allows
    users to select multiple values in an expanding text box.
  *ColorPicker Widget: A cross-browser color picker with palette and spectrum
    modes, as well as HEX, RGBa and HSLa color model support.
  *Tooltip Widget: Tooltip widget with support for rich content.

To learn more about the latest developments for Kendo UI, please visit:
www.kendoui.com.

About Kendo UI

Kendo UI is everything professional developers need to build HTML5 and
JavaScript websites and mobile apps. Based on jQuery, Kendo UI delivers a rich
UI for the web, HTML5-powered data visualizations, and tools for building
native-like mobile apps with HTML5. The leading-edge framework delivers
everything in a unified, compact package, backed by industry leading
professional support. For more information about Kendo UI, please visit
www.kendoui.com or follow @KendoUI on Twitter.

About Telerik

Telerik is a market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application
development, software testing, agile project management, reporting, and
content management across all major development platforms. Telerik’s
award-winning software development products enable enterprises and
organizations of every size to generate tangible productivity gains, reduce
time-to-market, and stay on time and under budget. With tens of thousands of
users in more than 90 countries around the world, Telerik’s customers include
numerous Fortune 2000 companies, academic institutions, governments, and
non-profit organizations. For additional information about Telerik, please
visit www.telerik.com or follow @telerik on Twitter.

^1 Global Developer Survey by Kendo UI -
http://www.kendoui.com/surveys/global-developer-survey-2013.aspx

Contact:

Ignite Public Relations
Carmen Hughes, 650-453-8553
carmen@ignitepr.com
or
Telerik, Inc.
Erica Burns, 888-365-2779 #154
Erica.Burns@telerik.com
 
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