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Telerik Open Sources World’s Largest Library of UI Tools and JavaScript Framework Features with Telerik Kendo UI Core

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WALTHAM, Mass. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Telerik® today announced the release of Telerik Kendo UI® Core, a package of free and open industry-leading UI tools and JavaScript framework features, including Telerik Kendo UI Mobile. Telerik has released this package to give back to the developer community for its long-time support for Telerik and its products. The package will be released under the permissive Apache 2.0 license, allowing developers to use the library in both commercial and non-commercial projects and also to contribute to the library itself.

“Telerik has always been a company for developers, by developers. We understand the challenges of modern development and want to ease those challenges by open sourcing a significant portion of our world-class Kendo UI JavaScript library,” said Todd Anglin, Executive Vice President, Product Strategy, Telerik. “We also want to encourage our community to rapidly advance UI innovation through their own contributions, making Telerik Kendo UI a truly collaborative effort.”

The Kendo UI Core open source offering includes:

  • 38 UI widgets, including all of Kendo UI Mobile, and all of the core framework features, such as templates, data binding, and input validation
  • Access to thousands of tests and best practices
  • Tight integrations with Bootstrap and UI widgets ready for use with popular libraries like AngularJS
  • Public availability via a GitHub repository and Telerik.com

"I'm impressed with the beauty and completeness of Telerik Kendo UI components,” said Brad Green, Engineering Director for AngularJS. “I'm ecstatic that it has gone the open source route to enrich the world's development community.”

Kendo UI Core offers the community a license compatible with a broader variety of project types. Contributions to the evolution of the technology are encouraged, as is its use in commercial and non-commercial projects. Telerik plans to ship Kendo UI Core as part of other product packages like Kendo UI Professional, Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC, and more. Telerik also plans to remain active in the development and advancement Kendo UI Core via new widgets, fixes and feature enhancements.

Some Kendo UI widgets, such as the powerful data grid and data visualization tools, will remain exclusively available via commercial Kendo UI distributions. Professional’s needing extra power can easily purchase these advanced commercial widgets, along with Telerik’s industry leading support, to enhance a project started with Kendo UI Core.

For more details, please go to http://www.telerik.com/campaigns/kendo-ui-build-free and attend our webinar on May 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. ET.

About Telerik

Telerik empowers its customers to create compelling app experiences across any screen. Our end-to-end platform uniquely combines industry-leading UI tools with cloud services to simplify the entire app development lifecycle. Telerik tools and services can be adopted individually or as a platform and seamlessly integrated with other popular developer solutions. More than 130,000 customers from 40,000 organizations in 94 countries depend on Telerik products, including more than 450 of the Fortune 500®, academic institutions, governments and non-profits. For additional information about Telerik, please visit telerik.com or follow @telerik on Twitter.

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