Telerik Delivers on Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012 and Data Visualization Promise with Q3 2012 Developer Tools Release

With New Components Available Across Telerik’s Full Suite of Development Tools, the Company Enables Customers to Deliver Innovative Apps to the Windows Store and Beyond, Easily and Effectively

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...because the tools are so solid and easy-to-use, I was able to cut development time significantly and brought my apps to market quickly. The response from my customers has been positive. I will have no problem leveraging these tools in the future.

Waltham, MA (PRWEB) October 17, 2012

Telerik, an end-to-end provider of software application, lifecycle and content management solutions, today announced the general availability of its Q3 2012 suite of development tools. With this new release Telerik delivers on its promise for Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 support, as well as releases new components to directly address data visualization needs.

“The Q3 release of our developer tools was a big one for us, given our focus on Windows 8 and our commitment to supporting the latest Microsoft platforms,” said Chris Sells, vice president, Developer Tools Division, Telerik. “I’m proud to say that we’ve delivered a set of quality tools that is, bar none, the most robust around. For Windows 8, we didn’t just port our existing code – we re-imagined our controls specifically for Windows 8, putting touch at the center and fully supporting both XAML and HTML. It’s a heterogeneous, mobile world out there these days, and our Windows 8 controls were built with that in mind.”

Windows 8 Tools General Availability
As the first and only vendor to offer a rich toolset for both XAML and HTML, Telerik is breaking new ground in the Windows 8 marketplace. With the release of the UI Controls for Windows 8, Telerik enables the rapid building of native Windows store-ready apps for both the enterprise and consumer markets. At the same time, the company is advancing its existing toolset with touch capabilities now available in RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX, WPF, Silverlight and WinForms, to provide developers with an intuitive, productive way to leverage Windows 8 functionality in environments with which they are familiar.

“Telerik’s UI controls for Windows 8 helped me create the 'Jack of Tools’ app with the Windows Store for Windows 8 look-and-feel, something other vendors were unable to do,” said Jonathan Isabelle, Founder, Digitalmason.net. “At the same time, because the tools are so solid and easy-to-use, I was able to cut development time significantly and brought my apps to market quickly. The response from my customers has been positive. I will have no problem leveraging these tools in the future.”

Visual Studio 2012 Developer Environment Support
With Telerik DevCraft Ultimate (formerly known as Telerik Ultimate Collection), Telerik continues its close collaboration with Microsoft to provide .NET developers with an easy path to productivity with Visual Studio 2012. As part of the Q3 2012 release, the company is providing additional support elements such as all levels of coded UI test support, a set of four coded UI test levels, as well as code generation and intent aware actions, allowing developers to build strong and safe applications. Furthermore, JustCode can save Visual Studio settings in the cloud for better convenience and accessibility between multiple PCs, installations or organizations.

Data Visualization
According to Forrester Research, “Many corporations have effectively used — and will continue to use — traditional business graphics, such as bar charts and pie charts. At the next level, modern technologies have enabled the use of more dynamic and interactive business graphics...”

In addition to the rich support Telerik Developer Tools offers for Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012, the company is also announcing the availability of long-awaited RadPivotGrid and RadGauge, as well as more HTML chart types for ASP.NET AJAX, to further advance its capabilities around data visualization.

RadPivotGrid is a powerful data analytics tool available within RadControls for ASP .NET AJAX, WPF, Silverlight and WinForms. It enables the ability to slice and dice data in meaningful ways for use within the line-of-business, providing critical business insights for better decision making. The tool facilitates data manipulation and offers capabilities such as UI virtualization, configurable positions, tool tips and a set of flexible and intuitive reports, in the three most common layouts – tabular, outline and compact. It also provides sorting and filtering as well as aggregation and summarization of data.

RadGauge and RadChart for ASP.NET AJAX are both HTML5-based and rendered entirely on the client, allowing for better performance than other tools currently available on the market.

Additional Enhancements
In addition to the major milestones around Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012 and data visualization, Telerik continues to advance its DevCraft collection with new and expanded components such as:

  •     Financial Chart Types for RadChartView, available within RadControls for WinForms; also available with the touch support for Windows 8
  •     Report templates, report importing from Visual Studio, support for user functions, and connecting to object/OpenAccess/entity data sources in the standalone Telerik Report Designer
  •     Timeline UI controls available within JustTrace for rich information, more context and full control of snapshots, making them now searchable and actionable
  •     Web API support, available in OpenAccess ORM, which enables programmers to generate web API controllers
  •     Community Extensions, available within JustCode and JustDecompile, which allow developers to build their own plugins to perform analysis, visualizations of .NET or simply add to Telerik’s growing developer community
  •     Auto Mocking, where JustMock developers no longer need to manage mock dependencies at runtime; JustMock also improves compatibility with widely used profiling tools including OpenCover, NCover, DotCover, ANTS and DotTrace

The Q3 2012 release is currently available. For more information on Telerik’s award-winning developer tools, please go to http://www.telerik.com.

About Telerik
Telerik is a market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application development, automated testing, agile project management, reporting, and content management across all major Microsoft 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 http://www.telerik.com or follow @telerik on Twitter.

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