Using Telerik UI, we were able to boost our speed to production by over 50%. The ability to create rich, interactive UI's without the hassle of rolling our own controls has been incredibly valuable. It should also be noted that Telerik's online documentation is rich with examples, tutorials, and real-working demos. When using competing products, I found their example's to be demo-ware, and not as easily converted to actual production-ready solutions.
The time spent building web pages for my web project was cut by 50% using Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX. The return on investment was way higher than the cost of the ASP.NET suite itself. I've been in the IT business for more than 17 years, and Telerik offers the best customer support.
I'm a web developer creating LOB applications using ASP.NET, Silverlight and HTML5/JS. I have been working with Telerik for over 4 years, and I kid you not when I say that I absolutely wouldn't want to be a programmer any more if I didn't have Telerik controls! This is coming from someone who eats, sleeps and dreams code; it's really an obsession. My apps are comprised of approx. 99% Telerik components, with only a few standard web controls (e.g. labels, hyperlinks, etc.) to glue them together. I primarily use their AJAX control set, which provides practically every feature one could ever desire for enterprise applications, from charts, graphs and gauges, to slick, industry-standard navigation and appearances for a UX that is sure to please. And, products like DataAccess have saved me nearly 80% in development time for connecting my apps to my SQL back end. It's literally a drag and drop interface that replaces classes, usually containing thousands of lines of code, with a few simple methods for querying. Add a little LINQ and you've got lazily-executed, screaming fast and unbelievably simple connectivity. I was a bit late to the game with this technology, because I didn't understand how useful it could be. But, take my word for it: no matter what back end you're using, you simply MUST use Data Access to communicate with it! Also, Telerik's support is first rate; always prompt; always thorough; always willing to go the extra mile. Their responses typically contain code and even project files that will immediately get you back on track. I have run across very few incidents (probably 2 out of 100) where the problem could not be immediately resolved, and even then they do their best to offer a hack to get the job done. Thanks to Telerik's extremely extensive online demos and documentation, I've saved weeks of time in learning, not to mention that nothing sparks creativity like the inspiration of seeing literally every feature possible with every single control. On the contrary, look around at other control manufacturers (I've purchased controls from a few in the past); while they do their best to create similar controls, they are generally lacking in functionality, speed and support. Practically speaking, if you even consider taking on more than one technology, it only makes sense to save a TON of money by going with the DevCraft Complete or Ultimate suites. Plus, unlimited technical support issues with a 24-hour guaranteed response time means you're never alone with a problem. And, with DevCraft Ultimate, you receive phone support and ticket pre-screening, to ensure that they have enough to handle the ticket the first time for faster resolution. Thanks a million to Telerik's development and support teams. I love programming because they exist, and life wouldn't be the same without them!
I am a software engineer, and I believe Telerik is the best for software applications where you can deliver the products with quality and good looking. It makes our life easier.
Most any project will get their return on investment with the Telerik suite within a week to a month. It is worth its weight in gold, because of the saved time and extra "pop" that you can give your clients.
Telerik has rich collection of components that enables developers to build fully functional and great looking web applications in a matter of days, which used to be weeks and months without Telerik. On top of that, an aggressive release cycle and very responsive support makes it one of the best investments we've made.
Telerik DevCraft Complete has accelerated our development agenda considerably, allowing us to bring our products to market faster and with less expense.
You can reinvent the wheel, worry about why there's so much missing in basic controls or use Telerik DevCraft suite. All truly innovative and successful companies I've been at use Telerik, and for the price you pay it's even affordable for my small home business. Not to mention awesome support who really help you and are open to ideas. Telerik should simply put be the first step in any serious application development!
Telerik DevCraft has the best value for the money that we can find. That's why we are moving from a competitive vendor to Telerik.
Why waste hours rewriting controls when you can spend a small sum on a set of tools and components that double if not triple your efficiency. One of the hidden features of purchasing the product is the amount of support you get. The support is second to none, not just the official support lines but also the community support that is out there. In my last three roles I have always been able to justify the expense for the company to purchase a Telerik subscription and never had any comebacks except possible praise from other developers on the range of tools and controls available.
I have tried other vendor controls and I have to say some have similar controls to Telerik but none of them have the full suite of controls and different platform products that Telerik offers. Telerik's support and documentation is what other companies strive for but can never achieve. Please don't waste your time with other control suites just get Telerik and I promise you won't regret it. Simply Put The Best There Is, The Best There Was, and The Best There Ever Will Be.
We already save up to 60% in code time, great & excellent tools!
With DevCraft you get all you need for almost all application types! And you will find all you need! Extremely great support from Telerik which works excellent!
We had been using Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX, Telerik Reporting and WPF controls for developing a complete document management product on Windows with .NET 4.0 and it works excellent. We are also using this to develop an ASP.NET MONO application for a leading non-profit nodal organization for climate change. It works like a charm with great speed on the Linux platform. Kudos to the development team for creating such a wonderful product. We will be mostly sticking with Telerik in our future projects. It helps to make the user experience consistent across browsers and platforms.
I have been using Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX for several years. It is my "go-to" set of controls in my user interface toolbox. Some of my data sources are more than 20 years old - spanning several technologies. UI for ASP.NET AJAX brings new life to our data layer with every new page created. Support is individualized and turn-around is promised to be within 1 business day. I have found it to be sooner. I know that I will always be current with my programming platform as long as I follow the Telerik path. I am happy to write the check to Telerik each time my subscription comes up for renewal. This year - Telerik is going to make mobile interfacing to my data a dream.
DevCraft Ultimate provides such a wide range of development tools that we've used throughout our recent projects from Desktop applications to Web and Mobile applications. Excellent!
Telerik DevCraft Complete helps us to develop many great functionalities in our applications. Our projects from Desktop applications to Web and Mobile applications were easily built and the support was also very exceptional.
I have been using Telerik for many years (2007), and as a consultant, I find it a no brainer to recommend this to my customer's development teams. Once they see the value, especially with the ASP.Net MVC and now the Kendo UI add-ons, they don't hesitate to purchase their own licenses. Another source of great value is the multitude and quality of support options. I have yet to have anything but great experiences with support, from both the community forums as well as directly from the awesome Telerik Team! I can't tell you how excited I am to be creating a multi-platform mobile app with Telerik AppBuilder using the development tools that I am already familiar with!!!
Telerik UI for Silverlight suite is really powerful and highly customizable. It speeds up new features development and allows me to create a "shining" rich web application. All the components are well documented, and there are a lot of examples and demos that provide a good overview of the components' capabilities. I really like them.
Brightstar traditionally used third party controls for Rapid Application Development. When Brightstar decided to go ahead with developing Line of Business Application using Silverlight, we did a research on available third party controls, and found that Telerik UI for Silverlight was the easiest, and best suite available in the market. It is flexible, fast, offers ease of development and great support! Also, it's integration with Visual Studio 2010 is seamless.
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