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    Calling on all Telerik fans out there! We need you!

    August 18, 2011 Share
    Thank you for being the most amazing .NET community! Your unfailing support is what helps us keep charging forward! It is this time of year again! Vote for Telerik in this year’s DevProConnections Awards. When we go to User Groups, conferences or just read comments here on our Facebook page, this is what you tell us: We have the #1 support in the industry. (As a Telerik fan, you must have experienced it too!) You value our contributions to the .NET community over the last 10 years. (Ever been to a Telerik sponsored UG event?) Our online examples make your life easier and cover...
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    A New Era in Application Development, Part I

    August 16, 2011 Share
    Roughly speaking, we have had four “eras” in the computing industry, each era defined by the dominate platform at the time. The eras were: Mainframe Minicomputer Client-Server Web I believe that we are now entering a 5th era: the Device + Cloud era. Simply said, the Device + Cloud (D+C) era is defined by users having multiple devices and running thin applications that share data via the cloud on each of them. As your use of the devices goes up, you rely...
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    Build Your Custom RadControls Skin and Get in the Competition for a $200 ThinkGeek Gift Card

    Dear Telerik Community, We are happy to let you know that the Skin Sharing Portal, Telerik’s medium for community-shared skins for the RadControls, is back! Here’s what it brings for you: You can now share your amazing designs and skins for our components with your peers You can download different free skins and PSD files that you can use to style your applications Until August 31st (! Deadline extended until Sept 15th !) you can submit your custom skin (of at least 7 skinned RadControls), collect as many tweets with your skin name and the #TelerikSkins hashtag and win a $200 ThinkGeek...
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    Our Strategy Has NOT Shifted – Telerik, HTML5 and Silverlight

    Todd Anglin from our team posted a great blog entry yesterday. In it, he provides some interesting examination and commentary on Microsoft’s vision of the web, the birth of XAML technologies and the evolution of MS’s view on what the development experience for the web should be. Some of Todd’s main points are that  We should not be terribly surprised by Microsoft’s swings in direction.  The swings are driven by competitive pressure.  HTML5+JS+CSS3 is a viable application development stack.  You need good tooling for that (and he makes a gentle Kendo plug). The blog also received a number of interesting comments that made me think Todd was being...

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    Starbucks in Japan is using Kanban for Quality

    August 08, 2011 Share
    When people think about Kanban, they usually get the impression that Kanban is either an inventory control mechanism or a system to manage an assembly line of workers. This is due to Kanban’s historical roots as part of Lean Manufacturing and the Toyota Production System. When I talk about Kanban, especially in reference to using Kanban with software development, I stress the importance of flow; how you pull items through the production system while limiting the work in progress. My favorite thing about Kanban is the Kanban card itself. Kanban gets its name from the card; Kanban translated from the Japanese means “signal card”. According to Lean definitions a Kanban card...