Latest release pioneers ORM support for SQL Azure, introduces industry-first Silverlight advances, and delivers upgrades across full Telerik product line
Waltham, MA, November 4, 2009
– Telerik, a leading vendor of development tools and user interface components for .NET, today unveiled its Q3 2009 release lineup, showcasing a number of industry-first additions to three popular Telerik products, including full ORM support for SQL Azure
, and the introduction of a native report viewer
and automated UI testing solution for Microsoft Silverlight
. The company’s last release of 2009 also debuts new technologies and enhancements for its RadControls UI components
, Reporting, ORM, Web Testing solutions and UI Extensions for ASP.NET MVC
“Innovation is the key driving force in our industry; Telerik’s goal with this release is to give developers unfettered access to the latest technologies available today,” said Vassil Terziev, Telerik CEO. “The technology landscape is evolving with furious speed – borders are diffusing and paradigms are shifting at all levels of software development. Telerik’s mandate is to be a fundamental resource for developers in this rapidly changing environment by always delivering more than expected.”
Industry-leading innovation is incorporated into Telerik’s enterprise-grade object-relational mapper, OpenAccess ORM
. With this latest release, OpenAccess is the only ORM fully supporting Microsoft’s cloud-based SQL Azure database. Developers can map to cloud-hosted databases the same way they do with local databases, such as SQL Server; OpenAccess also supports Model First and Schema First mapping to SQL Azure databases. An interactive online demo site featuring rich media tutorials and contextual content designed to assist developers in mastering the features of Telerik’s ground-breaking and time-saving ORM has been launched in conjunction with this release.
With the Q3 2009 release comes the industry’s first native Silverlight report viewer. Incorporated into the Telerik Reporting tool
, the viewer allows users to easily integrate reports into any Rich Internet Application developed with Silverlight. With reports rendered in XAML, the product also now offers support for report exporting to Microsoft’s XPS document format. Additionally, the Q3 release adds Document Map functionality for all report viewers, enabling swift, effortless navigation by displaying report data in a tree-like table of contents.
This release also pioneers the first codeless Silverlight UI testing automation solution, in the upgraded WebUI Test Studio
. The product’s UI object model gives users the ability to build test automation for the entire range of UI elements available in Silverlight. Furthermore, Telerik custom-developed translators for RadControls for Silverlight expose necessary test actions and verifications in WebUI Test Studio, facilitating quick and easy building of tests against Telerik controls.
Telerik’s Q3 release is also pivotal for its industry leading ASP.NET UI components, with the introduction of the Extensions for ASP.NET MVC
With Q3 2009, enhancements and upgrades have been deployed across Telerik’s full range of products, as well:
Pricing of the Telerik Premium Collection for .NET, including all suites, Reporting, OpenAccess ORM and Extensions for ASP.NET MVC, is $1,299 per developer seat. The license comes with priority support, guaranteeing 24-hour response time, as well as full C# source code, redistribution rights, and free updates to the latest products for one year. All tools in the collection work without license keys and can be freely deployed on an unlimited number of development, testing, and production servers. A step-by-step self-paced tutorial and a robust library of code samples are provided to accelerate learning.
All component suites and tools are also available individually at Telerik.com