Progress Kendo UI vs. Node.js

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Progress Kendo UI
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Kendo UI is a JavaScript UI toolkit that allows users to build responsive web-based apps integrated into their framework of choice (jQuery, Angular, React, or Vue). The vendor’s value proposition is that Kendo UI offers a large library of popular and configurable components ranging from sophisticated grids and charts to basic buttons, so users don’t have to waste development time building their UI. The vendor also says the large library of customizable themes means users can easily deploy a…
$999
per developer, royalty-free
Node.js
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Node.js is an open source, asynchronous event-driven JavaScript runtime, Node.js is designed to build scalable network applications.N/A
Pricing
Progress Kendo UINode.js
Editions & Modules
Kendo UI with Priority Support
$999
per developer, royalty-free
DevCraft UI
$1,299
per developer, royalty-free
DevCraft Complete
$1,499
per developer, royalty-free
DevCraft Ultimate
$2,199
per developer, royalty-free
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Progress Kendo UINode.js
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
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User Ratings
Progress Kendo UINode.js
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(177 ratings)
8.8
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.8
(21 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(38 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(42 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.1
(11 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Progress Kendo UINode.js
Likelihood to Recommend
Progress Software Corporation
It allows us to extend the components or create new components in an easy way. The control suite is complete and powerful enough that you do not need to consider other competing packages. The controls are relatively easy to implement and when we ran into problems the documentation and online support were very reliable.
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Open Source
1. Node.js is useful for building one page, fast, light-weight, scalable applications. 2. It is not suitable for building computationally extensive applications, it may lead to bad performance.
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Pros
Progress Software Corporation
  • Kendo UI controls provides rich set of features and capability that is required for enterprise products.
  • Performance of controls are satisfactory overall though few other vendors provides extraordinary performance for specific controls and for specific purpose. Kendo UI provides most of the required controls and with rich feature that made us to select Kendo UI controls for our development.
  • Kendo UI controls quality, in terms of performance, robustness and well defined interfaces are very positive notes.
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Open Source
  • Robust
  • Fast
  • Modern
  • Easy to learn
  • Allows using JS or TypeScript everywhere
  • Supported and maintained actively by the open source community
  • Pleasurable to work with
  • Reliable
  • Simple to learn
  • Simple to setup
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Cons
Progress Software Corporation
  • Kendo UI is always moving forward and staying current with latest development trends. While that is beneficial, that can cause some issues when supporting customers (particularly government) that don't move their IT infrastructure along nearly as fast. A prime example is web font icons. Great and easy to use, but where Kendo UI utilizes web font icons as the sole means of displaying an icon, not all organizations (again, especially government) allow the use of these. There have been times where Kendo UI became unusable and we had to downgrade to a version a few years old. Makes continued payment for licenses sometimes feel wasted as we may not be able to always use the new releases
  • Kendo UI has a wonderful feedback system and they do indeed listen to the community. However, there do seem to be some instances where there is large support for a new feature/component and it never gets addressed. It is easy to understand that not all ideas are easy or even prudent to implement, but would be nice to see a better follow-up on ideas with a current status
  • Refreshing Kendo UI grids is simple, yet the standard API method causes the grid to return to the default state. We have many use cases where we would love to update the grid data but need current grid state (such as expanded detail rows, sorts, filters, etc) preserved after the grid is updated so that users do not have to perform grid actions again to return to the desired state.
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Open Source
  • It reduce performance while dealing with heavy computational task.
  • Node.js invites a lot of change in code, due to an unstable api.
  • Lack of library support.
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Likelihood to Renew
Progress Software Corporation
Nothing better has come along. I'm always on the lookout for new UI libraries and I have tried most of them. Kendo has done a good job of keeping my business. They aren't perfect, but no one has done it better as far as I can tell. I'll keep a look out and my rating may change in the future if they get complacent.
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Open Source
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Usability
Progress Software Corporation
it's easy to implement in applications. The kendo widgets are able to be used in almost any type of business application which has a UI. For most part, once the developer has completed a project which uses Kendo, many time code can be copy/paste into a new application. Kendo UI documentation keeps improving so finding the answers to questions can be easy
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Open Source
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Reliability and Availability
Progress Software Corporation
The errors that we have detected were not of great importance and the online support provided a temporary solution until the next release.
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Open Source
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Performance
Progress Software Corporation
Reports sometimes take a bit of time to load
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Open Source
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Support Rating
Progress Software Corporation
Overall, we are satisfied with the support offered by the Progress Kendo UI team. We had raised few helpline incidents in the past and they have been resolved timely by the team. Also, we were satisfied with the level of information and support provided by the team.
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Open Source
Node.js is easy and good to use, their support team is also good they always tend to help you, and solve your problem, even we know that Node is free to use and opensource but then also we get support from them but for getting much better results we need to purchase standard or enterprises support provided by them.
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Implementation Rating
Progress Software Corporation
it took me about one day to make the components available for all the team members, including a quick demo, parallel setup in everyone’s workstation and packages deployment into our nuget server after 3 days of one to one support, everyone was able to use the components or find help in the documentation or resuest support
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Open Source
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Alternatives Considered
Progress Software Corporation
At the time of our product selection we identified better cross-browser compatibility and we estimated that turnaround for support was superior. At the time, the vendor had a higher positive feedback footprint among their user community.
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Open Source
There is a smooth and seamless performance for multiple requests as the feedback received from users. and uses one platform to maintain UI and backend.
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Scalability
Progress Software Corporation
Never faced a problem even when we threw a large amount of data at it
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Open Source
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Return on Investment
Progress Software Corporation
  • Kendo UI has saved us a ton of time in development.
  • We were able to get certain things to market faster due to the fact that we didn't have to piece multiple libraries together like is so common with modern web development.
  • Because of the price of the library, however, we have not been able to purchase upgrades every year.
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Open Source
  • It helps our business to expand our standard offer with new solutions based on Node.js such as conversation bots.
  • It brings avarege 2-3 new clients projects per year, that we couldn't do without it.
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