We are currently in the process of purchasing the AJAX RadControls suite for 3 developers. My question is, how easy is it / how fast can one get up to speed on developing with the AJAX controls assuming the following:
1. Everyone in our team is completely new to AJAX and working with RadControls
2. we have been supporting an old solution that uses RadControls but all of the templates were built for us by a consultant
3. the solution we currently support is .Net 1.1 and we develop in VS2003
4. We will be building our new app on VS2005 and .Net 2.0
We need to get a fairly small searching and customer database management app built in a month. We have done the functional and tech specs and are ready to begin coding.
So my question is (finally) - Is it realistic to expect us to be able to get up to speed and build some telerik enabled pages inside a month?
Where would you suggest we start? I downloaded the 794 page manual from the telerik site and will read but obviously that is going to eat a bunch of time. Are there any other good quick resources to get us up and running quickly?
Appreciate any feedback even if it is just - "you're screwed man..." :)