11.8 C
New York
Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Progress promotes people-centric programming – ComputerWeekly.com

The latest trends in software development from the Computer Weekly Application Developer Network.
Developers build code and so, logically, they need to deliver code above all else, right?
This misconception was one of the lies developers tell themselves tabled by Microsoft’s Billy Hollis during his keynote session at Progress360 in Boston this month.
The truth here (and what developers should really be doing) is building code when and if it actually adds some positive functionality to user experiences.
The truth has been further born out by product announcements that infrastructure software provider Progress has made this week.
Progress has announced the latest release of its developer tools portfolio, including Progress Telerik, Progress Kendo UI and Progress Telerik Test Studio.
With this R3 2022 release, Progress introduced Progress ThemeBuilder Pro, which is intended to enable developers and designers to implement design systems in web applications, delivering a greater level of design consistency without manual coding work. 
The company also announced advanced capabilities for the top development frameworks including Blazor, .NET MAUI, Angular and React to help developers build consistent, high-quality and accessible User Interfaces (UIs).
Implementing application design or a full-blown design system in app development requires significant coding work and is often accompanied by mistakes and misalignment between designers and developers. Once implemented, making changes across components requires significant time spent on re-coding. App development and design teams need a tool that removes this complexity.
This is all about getting to the point where software application development professionals are able to realise the power of what we might call ‘people-centric design’ in their apps easy and seamless.
Now available for Progress Telerik UI for Blazor, Progress Kendo UI for Angular and Progres KendoReact, ThemeBuilder Pro enables developers and designers to create their own design system in a visual interface, starting with Material, Bootstrap or Fluent design.
When done, developers can implement this design system via their UI components, across web applications. They can make edits to themes in a visual UI without the need to go into the code, achieving in minutes what would typically take developers hours or days.
“Delivering compelling, people-first user experiences is a major driver of success for organizations today,” said Loren Jarrett, executive vice president and GM of developer tools, Progress. “Today’s release expands the breadth and depth of our UI libraries and gives new power to development and design teams to quickly and easily deliver apps that users love, and businesses rely on.”
Telerik and Kendo UI developer tools now offer Fluent, Material and Bootstrap themes, covering the most popular design languages and giving designers and developers the frameworks they need to create engaging, accessible product experiences.
If we look at Progress Telerik UI for Blazor – with R3 2022, Progress is delivering the PDF Viewer, Multi-Column ComboBox and Skeleton UI components. This brings the collection to a total of 100 components. Multiple data-bound components such as the Blazor Data Grid, TreeList and Gantt have been enhanced, ensuring flexibility and customisation capabilities for developers. 
Across the Telerik UI portfolio covering all .NET technologies, Progress brings to market compatibility with the latest preview of .NET 7 to enable developers with the ability to utilise the latest from Microsoft in their projects.
Progress has also released enhancements and new components for .NET web, mobile and desktop development across its UI libraries.
New in Kendo UI is Progress Kendo UI for Angular: The Angular PivotGrid component has been officially launched to help developers display multidimensional data in a cross-tabular format. This offers a set of ready-to-use features, including local and remote data binding directives, built-in expanding and collapsing of row and column axes and dynamic calculation of the respective aggregates.
Kendo UI for Angular has been expanded with the new Drag & Drop and Circular ProgressBar components. Data Grid enhancements include keyboard navigation updates, save and restore column states and max-width column property.
Progress introduces full desktop automation support across Progress Telerik UI for WinUI, Progress Telerik UI for WPF and Progress Telerik UI for WinForms to help teams accelerate development and enhance the quality of their applications. Progress also announced a modernised UX and UI, increased test stability and extensionless test recording and execution.
Progress has also released enhancements and new features for Progress Telerik Reporting, Progress Fiddler Everywhere and Progress Telerik JustMock. The company announced a native Blazor Report Viewer, new onboarding experience for Web Report Designer and new Fiddler root export options, among others.

Smart contracts support enterprise blockchain by automating tasks. These use cases showcase the benefits and challenges IT …
Numerous organizations wrote to the Federal Trade Commission Friday, raising data privacy and competition concerns about Amazon’s…
High-profile lawsuits and the potential for new FTC data privacy rules should be a warning to businesses to ensure that internal …
According to a new report by CrowdStrike’s threat hunting team, Falcon OverWatch, attempted intrusions against the healthcare …
Data security posture management can provide comprehensive defense-in-depth security for cloud data. Find out more about how DSPM…
One of the biggest fears about quantum computing is its ability to break encryption algorithms more easily. Learn why and how to …
Enterprises can audit their network disaster recovery plans to ensure thorough protection and preparation. Consider factors like …
Incorporating AI and ML into Open RAN networks could help MNOs simplify operations and deliver 5G enhanced capabilities of high …
With its rebranded Explore conference, VMware made it clear its focus is on supporting customers’ multi-cloud and edge computing …
Following the lead of competitors including Dell and HPE, IBM has debuted an all-in-one subscription plan for iSeries that …
File classification with File Server Resource Manager enables admins to classify and organize data. This tutorial shows how to …
Even with government money soon headed their way, top-tier semiconductor companies will still have to deal with a range of …
The open source Apache Kafka streaming technology and commercial vendor Confluent have grown over the last decade as …
Data quality is essential to operate a successful data pipeline and enable data-driven decision-making. These seven data quality …
The Facebook parent company, along with multiple contributors, including Ahana, Voltron Data and Intel, are developing a new open…
All Rights Reserved, Copyright 2000 – 2022, TechTarget

Privacy Policy
Cookie Preferences
Do Not Sell My Personal Info

source

Related Articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest Articles