The Q2 2013 releast of Kendo UI
saw the introduction of the new Scheduler widget -
a highly requested, highly customizable widget that allows you to
schedule things in a calendar view.
Along with a new widget, of course, there is a lot of
new documentation and new resources for getting started
and using it. The schedular, with it’s already powerful
and flexible feature set (in spite of still being a ‘beta’)
is no exception, of course. And one of the best resources I’ve
seen for getting started with it, is
the Kendo UI Scheduler screencast course
There’s a lot that I like about this course, having watched all 10 lessons
over the last few days. The author, Ayad Boudiab,
goes in to great depth and detail about how to use the
various aspects of the scheduler from both a UI and interactive
perspective, but also from a code and configuration perspective.
Each episode past the first two, shows a quick review
of how to get the scheduler up and running in your page. From
there, Ayad dives in to one aspect of the schedular, covering
the configuration and functionality in the user interface
as he goes.
One of my favorite parts about this course, honestly, is
make. Ayad accidentally forgets a , or ) in a few places
and this breaks the code he’s writing. When this happens, though,
he quickly recovers by walking through each line of code
that he just wrote, looking for mistakes.
Personally, I find this style of learning - by watching others
correct problems - to be invaluable. Having all of the answers
all of the time just doesn’t mesh with my view of the world.
We all make mistakes and seeing how others discover and
correct those mistakes adds a lot of value to any screencast
Beyond the schedular itself, this course is also a great
introduction and getting started course for Kendo UI itself. In
the first lesson, Ayad covers the basics of what Kendo UI
is, how to download it, what files need to be included in your
HTML, and more.
If your new to Kendo UI, need to help get someone else up to
speed, or you want to see a deep dive in to the new
you need to check out this course. It’s free
to register for a Udemy.com account and the course itself is
So check out
the Kendo UI Scheduler course at Udemy.com.
It’s well worth your time.