New and enhanced productivity tools and components help developers embrace evolving technology future
WALTHAM, MA, JULY 13, 2011 – Telerik, an end-to-end provider of software application lifecycle and content management solutions, today unveiled the newest milestone release to its award-winning developer productivity tools portfolio. The Q2 2011 release addresses the shifting technology landscape and features a host of rich tools and enhancements spanning a variety of technologies, including HTML5, XAML, WinForms, and Windows Phone 7. Among the highlights of the release are the addition of the “Metro” theme to Telerik’s RadControls for Silverlight and WPF, and a new profiler for OpenAccess ORM. Each of the upgrades and improvements is designed to deliver the top-quality functionality and flexibility developers need to excel in the rapidly evolving technology arena.
“The software development ecosystem is at somewhat of a crossroads – as new platforms and technologies continue to emerge at a rapid pace, developers are increasingly challenged when trying to determine which path will lead them to the greatest success,” said Svetozar Georgiev, CEO, Telerik. “Telerik’s role in this shifting paradigm is to help users effectively embrace what is a hard-to-predict technology future. By actively investing in and delivering adaptable, robust, and best-in-class solutions, we ensure developers will be well prepared for any eventual future, no matter which way they choose to go.”
Making its debut in Telerik’s RadControls for Silverlight, WPF, and WinForms suites is the new Metro theme, a clean interpretation of Microsoft’s new design standard found on platforms like Windows Phone. With its release, developers can immediately begin implementing the Metro theme in their applications. An array of new and upgraded high-quality, high-performance tools and controls are also being introduced across Telerik’s RadControls portfolio, such as:
- RadListView, a databound control supporting different views, and RadPropertyGrid, offering sophisticated theming and customizations in RadControls for WinForms
- Super-fast RadChart, DataBoundListBox, and Calendar controls in RadControls for Windows Phone 7
- Powerful Image Editor and Web Notification controls, a myriad of new RibbonBar features, and four new skins in RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX
- Multiple new controls and the addition of RadTreeMap to the rich data visualizations in RadControls for Silverlight and WPF
Telerik’s latest release also brings significant additions to Telerik’s data access framework, OpenAccess ORM, including a new profiler tool, which eliminates the common “black box” problem associated with ORM frameworks. With support for SQL visualization, performance deficiency analysis and detection, key behavior summary values, and log sorting, filtering, and grouping, the profiler helps developers quickly understand and optimize data operations powered by OpenAccess. Other improvements include greater support for multiple database back-ends and more powerful Fluent API functionality for code-first data development.
The Q2 2011 milestone release marks the commercial debut of JustTrace, a .NET performance and memory-profiling tool. With support for IIS and Windows services, and memory, sample, and tracing profile optimizations, JustTrace offers easy .NET application profiling. Additional enhancements being rolled out across Telerik’s .NET productivity line include:
- Better refactoring capabilities, new code cleaning functionality, and memory and performance optimizations in JustCode, Telerik’s real-time code analysis Visual Studio plugin
- New decompiling support for Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Intermediate Language (MSIL), automatic refreshing of assemblies, and performance, memory and UI optimizations in JustDecompile, Telerik’s free decompiling tool
For a full list of additions, enhancements, and upgrades to Telerik’s developer productivity portfolio, please visit www.telerik.com/whats-new. For more information about Telerik, please visit www.telerik.com, or follow @telerik on Twitter.
Telerik is a market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application development, automated testing, agile project management, reporting, and content management across all major Microsoft development platforms. Telerik’s award-winning software development products enable enterprises and organizations of every size to generate tangible productivity gains, reduce time-to-market, and stay on time and under budget. With tens of thousands of users in more than 90 countries around the world, Telerik’s customers include numerous Fortune 2000 companies, academic institutions, governments, and non-profit organizations.
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