ASP.NET AJAX Live Demos page missing?

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  1. Lee
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    Jan 2013

    Posted 16 Jan 2013 Link to this post

    I keep getting http://demos.telerik.com/ErrorPageResources/error.aspx?aspxerrorpath=/aspnet-ajax/default.aspx
    whenever I click on any link within Telerik.com (or from anywhere) referring to ASP... live demos.

    Am I missing something?

    eg from http://www.telerik.com/support/demos/developer-tools-demos.aspx click on Launch ASP.NET AJAX Demos and I get error page.
  2. Marin Bratanov
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    Posted 16 Jan 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Lee,

    There was a short downtime on our live demos, but things are fixed now and you should be able to access them (it worked for me just now). Could you try again and let us know if you are still having issues?


    Kind regards,
    Marin Bratanov
    the Telerik team
    If you want to get updates on new releases, tips and tricks and sneak peeks at our product labs directly from the developers working on the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX, subscribe to their blog feed now.
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  4. Lee
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    Posted 16 Jan 2013 Link to this post

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    BTW Telerik is the most professional fully online business that I have had the pleasure to deal with in over 14 years of being online.

    Love it!!!

    PS. I am not even a purchaser yet. This is my 3rd. attempt in the last year at 'getting to know' Telerik's ASP.NET AJAX controls.
    I just keep running out of time. :(
  5. Marin Bratanov
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    Posted 16 Jan 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Lee,

    Thank you for the kind words! I hope you will find the time to look through our controls and enjoy the dev version soon :)


    Regards,
    Marin Bratanov
    the Telerik team
    If you want to get updates on new releases, tips and tricks and sneak peeks at our product labs directly from the developers working on the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX, subscribe to their blog feed now.
  6. Martin
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    Posted 16 Jan 2013 Link to this post

    The demos appear to be offline again for the second day in a row:

    Going to:
    http://demos.telerik.com/aspnet-ajax/
    Redirects to:
    http://demos.telerik.com/ErrorPageResources/error.aspx?aspxerrorpath=/aspnet-ajax/default.aspx

    I installed the Live Examples, but they cough up errors on half the pages saying that the database is not available. Does your installer not provide the databases it needs? It seems kind of silly to be able to install them locally, and not have them run.
  7. PAT
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    Posted 17 Jan 2013 Link to this post

    This is not good...can't believe the site has been down for 2 days...what age do you think we are in? Snail mail?
  8. Lee
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    Posted 17 Jan 2013 Link to this post

    Hi guys - CHILL oUT.

    Why?

    Telerik are right on the cutting edge of web controls etc and I just cannot wait to see what they will develop over the next 5 years.

    Problems in this sort of development environment are normal. Heck they are normal in most "non-cutting edge" environments.

    I am hooking up my potentially world class business with them.
    (I have a local leading business that I have nurtured over the last 10 years)

    Why do I know what I am talking about?

    I have developed non-web software for over 35 years and have my own non-software development business. 
    But I do develop software based systems to run my business.
    This business I plan to take to the world using their tools.

    I may be wrong but experience tells me I am not.

    If you are a leader in your field local/state/country/world and disagree with what I have said please tell us.

    If you are the usual type of complainer... please desist.

    Many thanks

    Tom
  9. PAT
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    Posted 17 Jan 2013 Link to this post

    Well Lee, thanks for your advice. I have been working on web for nearly 20 years so let me welcome you to the cutting edge. In this world, down time is unacceptable...not for 1 hour, not for 10 minutes, not for a minute, let alone two days.  
  10. Marin Bratanov
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    Posted 18 Jan 2013 Link to this post

    Hi all,

    @Tom - Thank you for your understanding, support and kind words.

    @Pat - I am sorry to hear about the frustration the several downtime incidents have caused you. I completely understand your concerns and I want to assure you that we are actively working on resolving the server problem. We have not been offline for the entire two days, but rather several episodes of a couple of minutes during this period. Even if the total downtime has been 15 minutes a day we have still been online for 99.9% of the day and even more if we consider a larger timeframe.

    @Martin - the local examples come with all needed databases, you may only need to adjust the connection strings to match the named instance of your SQLEXPRESS. Also note that they are created with its 2008 version, so they can be opened only with 2008 and higher. This requirement is listed in the information tooltip next to the download link.


    Kind regards,
    Marin Bratanov
    the Telerik team
    If you want to get updates on new releases, tips and tricks and sneak peeks at our product labs directly from the developers working on the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX, subscribe to their blog feed now.
  11. Martin
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    Jul 2008

    Posted 20 Jan 2013 Link to this post

    Marin,

    That would explain the issue. I don't have a SQL Server Express edition installed as I have Enterprise running for my development environment in order to mimic my production systems.

    Has the best practice of installers either checking or adding their prerequisite items to the system they are installed on gone away? Does your installer not check for the existence of the database engine it needs in order to run? Keep in mind that the SQL Server Express is a trimmed down version that not everyone will have present. It looks like you need to revisit your installation tools to ensure they are brought up to common best practices.

    In the meantime I appreciate that your online demos are back up and running again. The online demos provide tremendous amounts of information of what is possible, although their documentation on real use scenarios tends to be lacking at times.

    Sincerely,


    Martin
  12. Tom
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    Posted 20 Jan 2013 Link to this post

    Hi All

    Hi Telerik never mind the white noise; it's ever present like the cosmic microwave background.
    Just the cost of doing business as we all know...

    Anyway I just purchased the whole "box n dice" you have to offer - under a different name - as I had many trials that I did not have the time to give a 'proper' evaluation to. I am super confident this is the future from what I have seen.

    I should desist but...

    Pat; please spend some time thinking about the difference between real 'important to be up a heck of a lot websites like banks et all' and cutting edge demos sites like here...pause...think...oh yeah! I said demos. Um demos.........

    Over n out.
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