Progress today announced enhancements to the popular Telerik Kendo UI suite, the comprehensive HTML5 and JavaScript UI framework. The latest release includes support for new frameworks and web standards that developers need to build modern and rich applications. With this Kendo UI release, it becomes one of the first commercial HTML and JavaScript frameworks to offer support for AngularJS 2.0 and the Web Components set of standards.

Ready for the Future
AngularJS has become one of the most popular open source JavaScript frameworks in the world. Since its inception, it has witnessed phenomenal growth in terms of adoption and community support—both from individual developers and businesses. Web Components, although still in development, offer a revolutionary direction for building web application front ends, using a modular approach. The Kendo UI framework tightly integrates with AngularJS 2.0 and Web Components, empowering developers to build next-gen UIs that live up to any modern website design requirement.

Spreadsheet Widget Has Arrived
Developers need to build modern web apps and move legacy apps to the web, all while relying on a consistent UI library offering a wide range of powerful UI widgets.

Progress has strengthened its line of business-grade UIs in the Kendo UI framework by adding a major new Spreadsheet widget. The new widget empowers developers to organize and manage data using typical Excel-like functions such as formulas, sorting, filtering, frozen panes and many more. Easy import and export capabilities enable app end users to load and save offline data. Combined with the Telerik ASP.NET MVC Document Processing library, the capabilities ensure direct import and export from the server-side for those who rely on .NET server runtimes.

Additional new features include:

  • New “Nova” theme—Empowers developers to build next-gen UIs that live up to any modern website design requirements.
  • Ready-to-use project templates—Cut development time when building new applications with pre-configured common scenarios that otherwise would require additional developer resources.

“When we first introduced the Telerik Kendo UI suite to the world four years ago, we began with a simple goal: to provide everything developers need to build modern, rich sites and apps with HTML5 and JavaScript. Since then, the Telerik Kendo UI suite has become one of the fastest growing products in our company’s history, and the single most popular and successful UI library,” said Marina Hristova, VP, Product Marketing & Management, Telerik DevTools, Progress. “With this release, we continue to embrace new web technologies and frameworks to ensure the Telerik Kendo UI suite remains the best professional JavaScript UI library, delivering best-of-breed UIs for business app development today and tomorrow.”

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