Thank you very much for attending the keynote of the DevCraft 2014 Q1 Virtual Conference – Your Top 5 Challenges Solved! As promised, here are the Q&A for the Keynote session featuring myself with special guests Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell. The videos will be available on-demand at http://www.telerik.com/devcraft-release-online-conference until March 20, 2014 and then will be available on the Telerik YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo-utdNlq6HvjCX0SduL4bA) after March 20.
Q: Where can I get more information on the API for SQLite for disconnected apps?
A: To watch the sessions on “Solving the Occasionally Connected App” please register for the on-demand sessions (http://www.telerik.com/devcraft-release-online-conference). You can also find more information on Telerik Data Storage for Windows 8/8.1 here: http://www.telerik.com/products/windows-8/overview.aspx and more information on Windows Phone 8 here: http://www.telerik.com/products/windows-phone.aspx.
Q: Talking about the "Data store" will it ever get the "full featured" Linq2SQL capabilities like "SQL Server Compact Edition"?
A: In the sandboxed nature of Windows 8 and Windows Phone, the only way to access versions of SQL Server such as CE or full SQL Server is through a service layer. At the present time, the best relational option that can run in the sandbox is SQLite, and we’ve made it very simple to use the full power of SQLite in your mobile app.
Q: Does any Telerik tool support Android?
A: Yes! We have native controls for Android and iOS. For hybrid development on Android and iOS (with Windows Phone coming very soon), we have Telerik AppBuilder. Plus you can create awesome web apps for mobile using our Telerik UI for ASP.NET Ajax, Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC, and Kendo UI.
Q: Does Telerik have plans to create C# accessible wrappers around the iOS and Android controls?
A: Yes! Please stay tuned.
Q: Will we be able to access the Telerik UI for iOS and Telerik UI for Android controls from Xamarin.
A: Yes we are planning on adding Xamarin support for Telerik UI for iOS as well as Telerik UI for Android.
Q: I was fearful for the continuation of Silverlight - and this is exciting - thank you.
A: Telerik is committed to all aspects of .NET development.
Q: How i can see old session videos?
A: For the videos of the 2014 Q1 Release conference, please register here: http://www.telerik.com/devcraft-release-online-conference until 20 March. Sessions will be available after March 20 on our YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo-utdNlq6HvjCX0SduL4bA). For previous Webinar Week sessions, they are located on http://tv.telerik.com.
Q: Why REST over WCF?
A: Both are valid options based on the needs of your project. Telerik is there to support you regardless of whether you decide to use WCF or another .NET based RESTlike service such as ASP.NET Web API.
Q: Having a C# .Net ASP web application and keeping to HTML5 what challenges and surprises should my team expect if we build an app with your Telerik Platform?
A: If you are using ASP.NET web forms we have a lot of great functionality that enables HTML 5 for mobile and modern devices. You wont find any challenges but surprises in just how EASY it is to use our controls on your mobile devices
Q: Will you detail the steps of loading the Kendo UI for ASP.NET MVC app onto the app?
A: Telerik Kendo UI for ASP.NET MVC are discussed in the next session Build Apps for Any Device with .NET. Complete directions for MVC 5 can be found here http//docs.telerik.com/kendo-ui/getting-started/using-kendo-with/aspnet-mvc/asp-net-mvc-5 Other versions of MVC are also listed on the left side navigation pane.
Q: Using Telerik Reporting, are we able to save or send reports in a format of choice ?
A: Yes, you have the ability to export reports in many different formats including PDF - that you can save and send as needed
We hope you enjoyed the conference, and have enjoy all of the cool and new features in Telerik DevCraft!
We’d love to hear your feedback or ideas on what you’d like to see in the future, both for the conference sessions as well as our products. Please feel free to leave feedback in our feedback portal. As a friendly reminder, don’t forget to download your own copy of the controls shown in this session right now!
Philip Japikse is an international speaker, a Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, INETA Community Champion, MCSD, CSM/ CSP, and a passionate member of the developer community. Phil has been working with .Net since the first betas, developing software for over 20 years, and heavily involved in the agile community since 2005. Phil also hosts the Hallway Conversations podcast (www.hallwayconversations.com) and serves as the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .Net User’s Group (http://www.cinnug.org). You can follow Phil on twitter via www.twitter.com/skimedic, or read his personal blog at www.skimedic.com/blog.