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    Why I am Starting a Hybrid Development Accelerator

    I often get the question, “why the focus on hybrid development for your accelerator?” This question has come up more and more as Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook’s focus on HTML5/hybrid development was a mistake. As I argued over a year ago on this blog, it is mistake to bet exclusively on native or hybrid since some Apps will call for a native approach and some will call for a hybrid approach. Projects that need maximum performance and hardware interaction will require a native approach (medical scanning/rendering apps and some games come to mind) and projects that require larger reach and very fast time to market require a hybrid...
    September 25, 2012
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    Smashing Conference Mixes Art History and the Art of Web Development

       Telerik was  proud to be a Gold Sponsor at the very first Smashing Conference this week, held by our friends from Smashing Magazine. The Conference was located in Freiburg, Germany September 17th-19th. According to Wikipedia, the name Freiburg means "fortified town of free citizens". The town was found in 1120  by Konrad and Duke Bertold III of Zähringen as a free market town. Today Freiburg is known as an eco-city, and successfully manages to mix the medieval atmosphere of the region with the modern eco-friendly lifestyle.  The Freiburg Minster gothic cathedral dominates the central square of the city. Right next to it is...
    September 19, 2012
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    Official BASTA! 2012 Windows Phone App Built with Telerik Controls

    If you are in Germany right now, you are probably attending BASTA! 2012 - the largest independent developer conference for Microsoft technologies in the country. With more than 120 exciting lectures, workshops, and sessions, it is an experience to remember. If you are enthusiastic about the conference and you don’t want to miss on any interesting lectures or workshops, then you need to get your hands on the official Windows Phone app of BASTA! 2012 built with Telerik UI controls for Windows Phone development. The app provides you with an overview of all the keynotes and presentations plus a floor plan with...
    September 18, 2012
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    Why do I need a Technical co-Founder?

    As Paul and I are starting to review the first batch of applications to AcceleratorHK, we have stressed that you can’t apply for the accelerator program with only one founder. The optimum team make-up is two people: one “business” co-founder and one “technical” co-founder. The most frequent question that I get from potential applicants is: “Why do I need a technical co-founder?” The question alone tells you something since it is not: “Why do I need a business guy co-founder?” This tells me that there are TONS of excited non-technical people willing to take the plunge and start a business, but not enough techies. This is a problem. I answer...
    September 13, 2012
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    Telerik Windows 8 UI Controls Release Candidate – Build Windows Store-Ready Apps at No Cost

    Today we are pleased to announce the Release Candidate of Telerik UI Controls for Windows 8 development. One of the highlights of the release is the addition of two new controls, Pagination  and HubTile, for both HTML and XAML environments. In addition, the suite gets improvements such as Design-time support for XAML and numerous performance enhancements. With this version of the suite (as well as with the previous Beta) you can build Windows store-ready apps at no cost. Hurry up, get your app to the store first; being first has huge advantages! There are already a number of certified apps on...
    September 13, 2012