Sunday, June 14, 2015

Video: AngularJS and KendoUI

Although you may already know I’ve been working with AngularJS since it was in beta, you may not know I’ve had just as much experience with Telerik’s KendoUI control suite. For readers who aren’t familiar with KendoUI, it is a suite of jQuery-based UI widgets that also integrates directly with Angular. The core set of widgets is free and open source, and the more advanced widgets such as the grid are licensed.


My team selected KendoUI for a Single Page Application we began writing several years ago that targeted HTML5. After reviewing several different vendors, we decided to go with KendoUI because the suite was built from the ground up with JavaScript, jQuery, and HTML5 in mind. Even before there was direct integration with Angular it served us well.


As a result of my extensive experience working with the control suite I became one of the first certified KendoUI developers. I was also invited to speak at the TelerikNEXT conference about how AngularJS and KendoUI work together. You can view the presentation here:

The presentation is designed for developers with all levels of experience, from those who had never heard of Angular before to those who are advanced Angular developers and want to learn how to integrate KendoUI.

I also posted the full slide deck and source code that I used in the presentation to GitHub.

For easy navigation you can jump to the following sections of the video:

If you have some time I highly encourage you to watch the full video regardless of your experience. The examples range from a basic live demo demonstrating various Angular features to several miniature apps, including a rate grid and a health application that computes basal metabolic rate. I enjoyed giving the presentation and welcome all suggestions, comments, and feedback below.

Thank you,