Last week, as a part of our Q2 2013 release, we introduced a new tool called the Kendo UI Bootstrapper. The Bootstrapper is a standalone, visual utility that we built from the ground up with the goal of supporting your app development workflow with app scaffolding, live app updates, static code analysis and build tools. The Kendo UI Bootstrapper is not an IDE, and it’s not meant to replace tools like Visual Studio, Sublime Text and Text Mate. Instead, the Kendo UI Bootstrapper works best when used alongside your favorite IDE.
The Kendo UI Bootstrapper was released in BETA form last week via the Kendo UI Labs, but it’s already jam-packed with a ton of useful features. Right out of the gate, you can:
To learn more about the Kendo UI Boostrapper, check out the brief (5 min) overview video below.
Once you’ve seen all the Bootstrapper has to offer, head on over to the Labs to download, install and try out the bootstrapperer for yourself. Be sure to check out the Getting Started guide in the Kendo UI Docs for an overview of everything that’s possible with the Bootstrapper, today.
As I mentioned before, the Bootstrapper is a Beta tool, and there’s still lots we’d like to do before we make it RTM official, including:
The “and more” part depends on you! If you take the bootstrapper for a spin and notice something missing, or have a burning requirement, let us know via the Issues list in the GitHub repo.
Enjoy playing with the Bootstrapper, and we can’t wait to hear what you think!