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
WALTHAM, Mass. -- March 20, 2013
Telerik today announced the latest release of Kendo UI, a comprehensive
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
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
comfortable with server-side programming are forced to migrate large chunks of
HTML5. With the new wrappers from Kendo UI, PHP and JSP developers can build
power its widgets and framework features.
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
open source integrations with projects like AngularJS and BreezeJS. The Labs
open today at http://labs.kendoui.com.
In late 2012, Microsoft announced an Alpha version of TypeScript, a
development." In addition to providing additional syntax and language features
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:
About Kendo UI
Kendo UI is everything professional developers need to build HTML5 and
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.
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.
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