Kendo UI Rocks!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 02, 2018

Kendo UI Rocks!

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Kendo UI

We use Kendo UI as the basis for our web application development. We utilize both Kendo UI JavaScript widget controls as well as the Kendo ASP.Net MVC controls. The Kendo UI suite allows us to quickly create web applications that are a mixture of data visualization and tabular grid data that our users consume on a daily basis.
  • The Kendo UI grid is at the core of nearly every web page we develop. The offline capabilities as well as the ease of configuration make this control a must have.
  • The Kendo UI date pickers, multi-selects, and drop-downs allow us to quickly create forms for user input that are easy to configure and have a great look and feel.
  • The Kendo UI calendar widget has been something I've been able to extend capability on and really make it my own. This is the beauty of the Kendo UI controls, you can use them as-is out of the box or you can add your own uniqueness to them.
  • The Kendo UI error logging could be a bit better. I'd like to see more detail logged to the console when we have JavaScript issues.
  • I'd like to be able to more easily extend some of controls functionality. The multi-select is something I'd rather see as a drop-down list with check boxes or at least have that as an option.
  • Kendo UI should do more to be out of the box mobile friendly as it relates to the UI. As much as the Kendo UI library does now it would be very beneficial for the library to have capabilities to automatically render based on the screen size without the need of media queries or other CSS/JS hacks.
  • Kendo UI has been positive across the board. The controls library allows us to build applications in record time and worry more about the business logic as opposed to whether or not a control on a screen is going to work or not.
  • Using Kendo UI gave us the ability to create a brand new fully functioning web application with a team of inexperienced developers in a short amount of time.
Kendo UI and DevExpress are very similar controls libraries. They both have the same goal in mind and both get the job done. I believe Kendo UI is superior due to the extensive collection of code examples and available documentation. I would also say that Kendo UI beats out other competition in rendering and web performance as a whole.
Kendo UI is very well suited for development teams of all sizes but possibly more so for development teams with younger or less experienced software developers. The examples online as well as other documentation allow for those with less experience to get up and running in no time. I would say that Kendo UI may not be well suited for teams that wish to go their own way and build everything in-house. Kendo UI suitability depends on the whole team buying in.