The main reasons one would want to use Kendo UI are outlined in the Kendo UI website (click
), namely - performance, server platform independence, mobile device compatibility and usage of latest know-how and client technologies. The main disadvantage of Kendo UI being a new product is that it is still catching up in terms of features and widget count, e.g. with RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX, which have a years-long history.
Generally, we avoid pointing to one of our product lines and stating "this is the best, everyone should migrate", as this cannot be true. Every developer has the freedom to choose which toolset will serve his purpose best, we can only facilitate this decision, as you said. On the other hand, I personally recommend Kendo UI Web over our MVC extensions to developers that ask what to use in a new application, because the two have similar feature sets, Kendo UI is newer and better developed, and evolving with fast pace.
Finally, we have an idea to provide some ready-to-use snippets and templates for Kendo UI in the future, as well as some larger integration demos.
the Telerik team
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