Telerik, the leading vendor of development tools and components for the Microsoft .NET platform announced that RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX fully supports the Mono runtime environment, an open source .NET framework sponsored by Novell, tailored for development of Linux applications. The Telerik AJAX UI components is the first major commercial user interface (UI) suite to go cross-platform and allows developers to build rich .NET applications in a Linux environment.
“This has been a long-awaited feature, which we have been quietly working on for quite some time. Over the past few months, we have been actively testing the compatibility of our RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX offering with Mono", said Hristo Kosev, Telerik CTO. "We are extremely happy that our joint work with Novell will allow customers to build compelling high-performance ASP.NET AJAX-based applications and run them on Linux using Mono 2.4.”
The decision to work with Novell to extend the capabilities of RadControls over other platforms is in direct response to customer feedback and interest in Mono. Telerik and Novell are optimistic about the effect their partnership will have on the industry and the benefits it will bring to .NET developers.
“Since our initial experience with Telerik AJAX controls, we were certain that they would be a perfect fit for Mono developers”, said Miguel de Icaza, vice president of Development Platforms at Novell and leader of the Mono project. “Our teams worked closely to integrate necessary changes to extend RadControls beyond Windows servers and Macintosh, so that Linux developers targeting Linux will have unlimited freedom within Mono.”
Hundreds of online demos, demonstrating the rich capabilities of RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX under SUSE Linux Enterprise and Mono 2.4 can be viewed at http://mono.telerik.com.
Mono 2.4 powers the recently announced SUSE® Linux Enterprise Mono Extension. SUSE Linux Enterprise is the first commercial support offering for the Mono project's application platform, enabling enterprises to seamlessly run .NET applications on Linux without having to recompile.
For more information on Mono please visit http://www.mono-project.com/Main_Page
For more information on RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX, please visit: http://www.telerik.com/products/aspnet-ajax.aspx
Telerik is a leading vendor of ASP.NET AJAX, Silverlight, WinForms and WPF controls and components, as well as .NET Reporting, .NET ORM and .NET CMS solutions. Building on its expertise in interface development and Microsoft technologies, Telerik helps customers build applications with unparalleled richness, responsiveness and interactivity. Created with passion, Telerik products help thousands of developers every day to be more productive and deliver reliable applications under budget and on time.
Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) delivers the best engineered, most interoperable Linux platform and a portfolio of integrated IT management software that helps customers around the world reduce cost, complexity and risk. With our infrastructure software and ecosystem of partnerships, Novell harmoniously integrates mixed IT environments, allowing people and technology to work as one. For more information, visit www.novell.com.