As we announced last week, Kendo UI will graduate from Beta on November 30th.  We’ve worked so hard on this HTML5 framework and we could not be happier to announce it’s release and broad availability.  We can’t wait to see what you build with Kendo UI, and I look forward to what 2012 will bring.  With three major releases a year, Kendo UI will be a fast moving project with features being added constantly.

Kendo UI Todo List

One of the great things about working on the Kendo UI team, is that I get to spend a lot of time working in depth with Kendo UI.  I posted a few weeks ago about how to use the Kendo UI DataSource, Models and Templates to create dynamic applications.  I posted a link to a Todo Application that I had been working on.  The initial idea was that most MVC JavaScript frameworks typically have a Todo List sample application.  So it seemed natural when talking about application structure to build a Todo List showcasing some of the power of Kendo UI.

Since then, I’ve had some time to update the application to support full create, read, update and delete operations.  It has a “Single Update Mode” where all actions occur immediately on the server and are reflected in the UI.  It also has a “Batch Update Mode” where actions are saved with the “Save Changes” button is clicked.

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Network Activity

I also added a “Network Activity” panel that uses a Panel Bar widget and a Tab Strip widget.  This shows each request and response made from the client to the server.  You can of course do this at a much more detailed level by examining the requests in your respective browser tools.

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Did You Say MVC?

While Kendo UI does not feature a full MVC framework - yet, it has a very lightweight sudo-structure for application development that makes life super easy - especially when coupled with the DataSource.  I think you will find that the Kendo UI implementation of models and views is exactly what you need to write powerful data bound applications.

Kendo UI Tech Chat

Join me for a live webinar on December 1st from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST where we will spend time taking a deeper dive into the Todo List Application.  We’ll take a look at how it’s structured, how it uses models and views, and how you can do batch CRUD operations. 

This is much more than just a chat, this is a full on discussion on real world application development practices you can get rolling with today.

It’s A Todo List. How Is That Real World?

Oh it’s so much more than just a simple Todo list.  It’s a playground of JavaScript application structuring and a showcase of the DataSource.  Don’t be fooled by the basic functionality of the application.  This is the full experience at a level that is simple enough to grasp and yet advanced enough to help you know how you can use these concepts in your real world applications.

This will be a fun time to take a look at how you can get started with some hard core application development with Kendo UI.  I’ll even show you some other concepts, such as loading external templates, event delegation, and overall project structure.  You should leave with a very solid understanding of how to go about structuring your large JavaScript application with Kendo UI.

My promise to you

No slides. Just code. All goodness.

Sign up for the webinar at the link below and let’s have some fun taking a look at the sheer power of the Kendo UI DataSource as well as some overall JavaScript project structure tips and tricks.

December 1st 2011
2:00 PM EST

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/262093449

I’ll see you there!


Burke Holland is the Director of Developer Relations at Telerik
About the Author

Burke Holland

Burke Holland is a web developer living in Nashville, TN and the Director of Developer Relations at Telerik. He enjoys working with and meeting developers who are building mobile apps with jQuery / HTML5 and loves to hack on social API's. Burke works for Telerik as a Developer Advocate focusing on Kendo UI.

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