New Kendo UI Framework for Java Developers
This version, the third release of the framework, introduces Java server-side wrappers, which make it possible for devs to use their existing JavaServer Pages (JSP) coding skills.
Telerik's first foray into server side wrappers produced the ASP.NET MVC wrappers. The new Java JSP wrappers are now in beta. The company plans to offer a General Availability version of its Java wrappers in early 2013. The company also plans to release server wrappers for PHP sometime next year.
This third release of the framework is something of a milestone for the company, Anglin said. He called it "the enterprise-ready release." In addition to the new support for Java developers, it comes with a new, highly interactive HTML5-based financial charts feature (in the DataViz edition). It's an enterprise-focused capability, he said, that "enables developers to present complex financial data in interactive charts that users can easily zoom, pan, and manipulate on both desktop computers and mobile devices." Real-time zooming and panning has been added to all existing Kendo UI DataViz chart types, he added.
This release also provides new accessibility features, including out-of-the-box support for such W3C accessibility standards as WAI-ARIA, high-contrast themes that exceed the WCAG 2.0 contrast ratios, and extensive keyboard support for all the Kendo widgets (users never have to touch a mouse).
Go here for more information about the Kendo UI.. The Kendo UI for JSP beta is available for download here.
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