After several sleepless nights, heated internal debates and large dozes of caffeine, we came to a consent about what to be included in the third major release of our Kendo UI, UI for ASP.NET MVC, UI for JSP and UI for PHP products in 2015. And for a second time this year, due to release alignment with the products from the Telerik DevCraft Collections, this release cycle will be a month shorter, and Q3 2015 is expected in the very end of September.
As you may know, putting together a roadmap and executing successfully on each item in it within a restrained timeframe is not a trivial task, and should be approached strategically with the necessary attention and seriousness. That's why after each Q release here at Telerik our product strategy, product management and engineering leads meet to identify, prioritize and line up for implementation new Kendo UI features and tooling for the next release cycle, based on:
Knowing these details, without further ado I am presenting you the focal points in the next Kendo UI major release below.
Kendo UI features seamless integration with Twitter Bootstrap for building application layouts with RWD in mind, and also ships a Bootstrap-inspired theme which conforms to the default styles of the Bootstrap primitives. For Q3 we plan to extend the integration between both frameworks even further, by providing the option to import styles from any Bootstrap theme (standard or custom) and generate the pertinent css definitions for the Kendo UI widgets. In this way you will be able to make very easily Bootstrap components and Kendo UI widgets used within the same app perfectly ‘in sync’, in terms of visual appearance.
A slew of new functionality and features is due with Kendo UI Q3 2015! And as always, your feedback is instrumental in planning the development direction for Kendo UI. Therefore, I’m eager to hear your thoughts on our roadmap, voicing them in the comments section below.
Stefan Rahnev (@StDiR) is Product Manager for Telerik Kendo UI living in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has been working for the company since 2005, when he started out as a regular support officer. His next steps at Telerik took him through the positions of Technical Support Director, co-team leader in one of the ASP.NET AJAX teams and unit manager for UI for ASP.NET AJAX and Kendo UI. Stefan’s main interests are web development, agile processes planning and management, client services and psychology.