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New Telerik DevTools Release Delivers Major Mobile, Cloud and Cross-Platform Enhancements for 1M+ Developer Community

Telerik Company News - Thu, 10/17/2013 - 14:53

Update Includes New Cross-Platform Integration, Cloud Data Storage and Management, Deep-Dive Analytics, and Visual Studio 2013 Support


WALTHAM, MA, October 17, 2013 – Telerik®, an end-to-end provider of application development tools and solutions for building and analyzing cross-platform and mobile applications, today announced the Q3 release of its leading .NET development tools suite. The new release delivers significant mobile, cloud and cross-platform enhancements, and analytics, to its 1M-strong developer community, serving more than 130,000 customers in 94 countries. This release provides a major competitive edge to developers who want to maximize the reach of their applications.

“This innovative DevTools® release sets a new standard for developers looking to deliver consistent, high-quality applications across platforms with ease,” said Chris Sells, Vice President, DevTools division, Telerik. “DevTools continues to provide the ultimate .NET development experience, but with this update, has extended far beyond, offering incredible flexibility in meeting the exacting needs of users that demand applications delivered according to their platform and mobile requirements.”

Analytics-based development
Historically, developers have been working with little-to-no feedback from the end-user on the ‘likes’ and ‘dislikes’ of their applications. With the Q3 release, Telerik now offers integrated analytics in its WPF and Silverlight® controls leveraging the EQATEC Application Analytics™ platform. Developers can now refine their efforts by leveraging important data such as application interactions, crash reports and feature usage and can improve usability of their most important applications.

Cloud capabilities
As the cloud advances within the enterprise, it is imperative to leverage the technology not only within the IT infrastructure but also for development and personal data usage and storage. Being able to share application architectures between multiple clients is vital and Telerik understands this. That is why, with the Q3 release, the company’s Backend as a Service (BaaS) offering, Everlive™, is now integrated into its RadControls™ for Windows Phone®. Dubbed “Telerik Cloud Components™,” the tools available for Windows Phone support multiple scenarios such as user registration and login, picture upload, browsing, sharing and more, straight out-of-the-box.

In addition to the Q3 release offerings for Windows Phone, Telerik released the RadCloudUpload™ control, its first component to enable ASP.NET developers to upload files for use with Amazon S3™, Windows Azure™, or Everlive without writing a line of code.

Cross-platform enhancements
Today’s market is BYOD focused, making cross-platform development essential to any successful implementation. That is why Telerik has fully-integrated its award-winning hybrid mobile app development platform—Icenium—within the DevCraft™ Ultimate collection, with the Q3 release. This enables its core .NET developer community to create and deploy iOS® and Android™ mobile applications, within the IDE of their choosing; including Visual Studio® via the Icenium Visual Studio extension.

With the Q3 release, Telerik is also improving cross-platform needs for ASP.NET developers with the addition of Telerik’s component for Lightbox® for easy image and template displays, as well as Telerik’s component for MediaPlayer™, providing rich video and audio playback in HTML5 capable browsers. The RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX™ suite improves on its lightweight rendering that is ideal for mobile and cross platform applications that target HTML5-complaint browsers and devices.

Additional enhancements include:
• A radial menu for Windows 8 HTML and XAML
• A scheduler for Windows 8 HTML
• A Pinterest-like RadDataBoundListBox™ and RadCloudCalendar™ for Windows Phone
• RadSpreadsheet™ control for WPF and Silverlight® as well as an Office 2013 theme
• Enhanced JustCode™ Test Runner, JustTrace™ line-level profiling, Leak analysis in JustTrace and instrumentation of DLL- import methods in JustMock™
• Support for Visual Studio 2013

The Q3 update is currently available. For details, please go to http://www.telerik.com/developer-productivity-tools/whats-new.aspx. The company will also host Webinar Week starting on October 28 where attendees will have the opportunity to view the tools first hand. To register, please go to http://www.telerik.com/support/webinars.aspx.

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. More than 130,000 organizations in 94 countries depend on Telerik products, including more than 450 of the Fortune 500, academic institutions, governments, and non-profits. For additional information about Telerik, please visit www.telerik.com or follow @telerik on Twitter.

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Telerik, Sitefinity, DevTools, EQATEC, DevCraft, Everlive, RadControls, Telerik Cloud Components, RadCloudUpload, RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX, RadDataBoundListBox, RadCloudCalendar, RadSpreadsheet, JustCode, JustTrace and JustMock are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Telerik AD in the United States and/or other countries.

Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

“iOS is a registered trademark or trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries.”

Amazon Web Services, the “Powered by Amazon Web Services” logo and Amazon S3 are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.

Windows, Silverlight, Visual Studio and Windows Azure are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

All other products and services listed herein either are, or may be, registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.


Press Contacts:

Carmen Hughes
Ignite Public Relations
Tel: 650.227.3280 #101

carmen@ignitepr.com

Erica Burns
Telerik, Inc.
Tel: 888.365.2779 #154
Erica.Burns@telerik.com

Categories: RIA, Vendor

Telerik Sitefinity Makes Dynamic Content Delivery Effortless for its More than 70,000 Users

Telerik Company News - Wed, 10/16/2013 - 15:05

Inline Editing, Google Analytics and an Administration Dashboard Enhance Usability for Business Users to Deliver Compelling Online Experiences and Grow Their Business


WALTHAM, MA - October 16, 2013 – Telerik® today announced several new usability benefits to enhance efficiency for digital marketers and business users of Sitefinity™, the company’s leading Content Management System (CMS) solution. Serving more than 70,000 users that account for millions of website interactions daily, the need for authoring and editing content in context of the front-end presentation is a requirement, especially amongst the Fortune 500®. That is why the Sitefinity CMS now comes equipped with inline editing, an HTML5-based module for implementing Google Analytics™ web analytics service and a dynamic administration dashboard.

The Sitefinity CMS has always focused on user-centered, task-driven, minimalistic design that enables business users to execute quickly and independently. With the latest release, it now comes equipped with:

  • Inline Editing: A user-friendly method to make updates within the context of the site. The Sitefinity CMS has introduced a browser-based HTML5 environment for creating and updating content. Content authors can edit title fields and body fields in a true WYSIWYG format; change headers, sub-heads, and body content; and replace images in context of the webpage. The full details mode allows users to edit all the pieces of a content node such as keyword tags, image alt tags, URL, and publication date.
  • HTML5-Based Module for Google Analytics: The latest release of the Sitefinity CMS marks the upgrade of Telerik’s Module for Google Analytics web analytics service to HTML5. Based on this rich, standards-based environment, users can take advantage of Google Analytics web analytics service integrated tightly to the Sitefinity CMS backend. While editing webpages, content authors can leverage analytic reports including daily visits, visit duration, and unique visitors – while making adjustments to the webpage, on the fly, for improved search engine results.
  • Dynamic Administration Dashboard: The Sitefinity CMS now comes equipped with a dynamic Administration Dashboard that gives business users visibility into areas such as website interactions, pending tasks and recent content added. Integrated with Google Analytics, it lets users set personalized displays to any metrics such as daily visits, visit duration, bounce rate, or traffic sources or set the dashboard to display content items last edited as well as type and status.

“The ability to execute is becoming a bigger and bigger differentiator for the success of online marketing teams. Making digital marketers more effective by authoring content in context of the presentation was the main driver behind the revolutionary inline content authoring experience we’re delivering with this release,” said Martin Kirov, Executive Vice President, Telerik’s Sitefinity division. “Content is still in the center of the online customer experience and enriching it with context, coupled with amazing authoring experience will enable our customers to deliver compelling online experiences and grow their business.”

About Sitefinity CMS
Sitefinity is an ASP.NET web content management platform developed by Telerik. Trusted and used by thousands of customers worldwide, including 49 of the Fortune 500, the Sitefinity ASP.NET online business platform empowers business to engage, convert and retain customers on the web. With the product’s usability and flexibility developers, marketing end-users and IT managers are able to work more effectively, helping to grow their business. Sitefinity’s customers further benefit from Telerik’s ongoing innovation and technical support. Sitefinity was recently named an American Business Awards (Stevie®) “People’s Choice - Favorite Content Management Solution” and “New Product or Service of the Year – Software – Content Management Solution” – Gold Winner. For more information, visit: www.sitefinity.com.

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. More than 100,000 organizations in 94 countries depend on Telerik products, including more than 450 of the Fortune 500, academic institutions, governments, and non-profits. For additional information about Telerik, please visit www.telerik.com or follow @telerik on Twitter.

Telerik and Sitefinity are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Telerik AD in the United States and/or other countries.

FORTUNE 500 is a registered trademark of the FORTUNE magazine division of Time Inc. Google Analytics is a trademark of Google Inc.

All other products and services listed herein either are, or may be, registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.

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Press Contacts:

Carmen Hughes
Ignite Public Relations
Tel: 650.227.3280 #101

carmen@ignitepr.com

Erica Burns
Telerik, Inc.
Tel: 888.365.2779 #154
Erica.Burns@telerik.com

Categories: RIA, Vendor

Milestone Releases Now Available

OpenLaszlo Project Blog - Fri, 11/30/2012 - 23:46

We're experimenting with making particularly useful milestones available as releases. 5.0b2 is now available on the openlaszlo.org website under Nightly builds. See: http://www.openlaszlo.org/download

5.0b2 is a milestone towards 5.0 and contains significant bug fixes that may be useful to you. It is NOT fully tested nor is it a qualified or recommended release. It is, however, a milestone that focuses on DHTML bugs and you may find it useful in your development.

You can review the bug fixes here: http://wiki.openlaszlo.org/5.0b2_Release_Notes

Categories: Open Source, RIA

Accessibility Rules Format 1.0 now an approved Specification of OpenAjax Alliance

Open Ajax Alliance - Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:33

The Accessibility Rules Format 1.0 Specification [1] has been approved by the OpenAjax Alliance Steering Committee as an official Specification of OpenAjax Alliance, and unanimous recommendation of approval by the OpenAjax Alliance membership.

The Rule Format 1.0 spec has been under development within the Accessibility Working Group [2] for a couple of years (with early work done in task force stage before an official Working Group was formed last year).

Here is a description of the Rules Format 1.0 Specification:

This document describes the requirements for the structure of OpenAjax Accessibility (OAA) Web validation rules and rule sets used by accessibility test tools. Version 1.0 of this rules format will be used to create validation rules for W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 targeted at HTML 4.X and WAI-ARIA. These rules are targeted at dynamic content and may be applied to a specific Document Object Model (DOM) node or to a set of DOM nodes or the entire document. Rules are to be written in JavaScirpt and rely on the W3C DOM with common browser extensions. Test tools can trigger the evaluation of these rules based on user interaction and external events. To see rule samples, in development, please see [3] or find the sources in the OAA repository on Source Forge [4].

Multiple companies/products that have stated publicly that they are implementing parts of this Specification:

* AInspector – the accessibility inspector for Firefox [5]
* Deque
* Illinois Functional accessibility evaluator 2.0 [6]
* Accessibility extensions for Firefox [7]
* IBM Rational Policy Tester
* OpQuast Reporting Tool [8]
* Parasoft

The co-chairs of the Accessibility Working Group (Rich Schwerdtfeger of IBM and Jon Gunderson of University of Illinois) expect that work will continue towards an updated version 2 of this Specification.

[1] http://www.openajax.org/member/wiki/Accessibility_Rules_Format_1.0
[2] http://www.openajax.org/member/wiki/Accessibility
[3] http://www.oaa-accessibility.org/rules/
[4] http://sourceforge.net/projects/openajaxallianc
[5] http://code.google.com/p/ainspector/
[6] http://fae.cita.uiuc.edu/
[7] http://firefox.cita.uiuc.edu/
[8] http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/mon.opquast.com

Categories: RIA

Maqetta announced – uses OpenAjax Widgets (part of OpenAjax Metadata 1.0)

Open Ajax Alliance - Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:31

On April 11, IBM and Dojo Foundation announced Maqetta, an HTML5 authoring tool for building desktop and mobile user interfaces. The announcement includes a new Maqetta.org Web site that hosts the Maqetta application [1], and the contribution by IBM of the underlying source code as a new open source project at Dojo Foundation [2].  An eWeek article on the announcement is at [3].

Maqetta uses “OpenAjax Widgets” (the widget metadata part of the OpenAjax Metadata 1.0 specification [4]) .

[1] http://maqetta.org/
[2] http://dojofoundation.org/
[3] http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Application-Development/IBM-Launches-Maqetta-HTML5-Tool-as-OpenSource-Answer-to-Flash-Silverlight-669762/
[4] http://www.openajax.org/member/wiki/OpenAjax_Metadata_1.0_Specification_Widget_Overview

Categories: RIA

OpenAjax Hub 2.0.7 – fixes for recent MS patch to IE6/IE7 – new transport for IE6/IE7 probably coming soon

Open Ajax Alliance - Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:30

Recent Microsoft updates patched some code that was used by the RPC layer (from the Shindig project) to do messaging on Internet Explorer 6 and 7. OpenAjax Hub 2.0.7 fixes this by disabling the broken transport layer (NIX) and falling back to the fragment identifier transport (IFPC). Some further details can be found at [1] and [2].

[1] http://openajax.org/pipermail/interop/2011q2/001261.html
[2] http://openajax.org/pipermail/interop/2011q2/001262.html

It is likely that yet another update to the OpenAjax Hub open source project will happen sometime soon to include an alternate and faster cross-iframe transport technology for IE6 and IE7 (using Flash under the hood). This alternate transport approach is in the latest Apache Shindig open source trunk. An initial security assessment was done on this new transport approach and so far no security problems have been found.

Categories: RIA

Eclipse/Orion uses OpenAjax Hub within plugin system

Open Ajax Alliance - Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:28

An exciting new open source project is the Eclipse Orion project. The Eclipse Orion project [1] (developer tools for the Web, on the Web) was announced in Jan 2011 and held planning meeting in March [2], where the Orion team showed the secure and extensible Web plugin technology approach that they are using, using OpenAjax Hub under the hood. Each “JavaScript plugin” gets isolated into its own iframe sandbox, and all communications across plugins are done with pub/sub messaging.

[1] http://www.eclipse.org/orion/
[2] http://wiki.eclipse.org/Orion/Planning_Meeting

Categories: RIA

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