Great set of tools to quick develop useful applications.
September 06, 2018

Great set of tools to quick develop useful applications.

Patrick Morris | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Kendo UI

We currently use a variety of Telerik/Progress tools for our application development. This includes WPF and Kendo (jQuery/Angular).

I have found the WPF tools to be quite helpful and a massive time saver. The Angular tools seem to be very immature in comparison to the jQuery ones however what it there is very helpful.
  • Their Angular JS integration makes using their tools on the web quite easy.
  • Their comprehensive WPF tools and similar APIs for all components makes learning the tools quite easy.
  • Their support for many platforms and environments means the tools can be used in almost every situation.
  • It is sometimes difficult to find meaningful documentation for certain components. This means if you want to do something that they don't have a prebuilt example for then it make be difficult to figure out how.
  • Unless you file a support request they are sometimes slow to respond in the forums. Some response is frankly better than no response.
  • Sometimes the approved way of doing things is in contradiction to the approved way of the framework itself. For instance originally their WPF tools required non-standard ways to get them working correctly.
  • Helped to quickly establish a basic set of useful components for our applications. This allows us to develop new features much quicker than creating these things ourselves.
  • As with any vendor tool it can sometimes be a bit of work to figure out the correct way of using the tool in order to maximize productivity.
I have also used DevComponent and Infragistics. Both of which are similar however Telerik always wins.

This is because of the ease with which to get started and the overall simplicity in plugging the tools into existing applications. Tools like DevComponents required a huge redesign to get them integrated with our applications which was not appealing.
Overall Kendo/Progress tools are a definite time saver and give us a leg up on our application development. I have used them for many years and will continue to do so.

Other tools have similar features, in some cases, however, I believe Telerik is the best choice in terms of cost and overall usability.