It’s All About Metro
Lots of rumors and speculations are floating around based onwhatMicrosoft said and did not say at its future-focused BUILD conference.
Is .NET dead? What the heck is upwith Silverlight? Will any of myexisting development tools work with the newfancy-shmancy version ofWindows? Is my job at risk because I don’t even knowhow to pronounceXAML, let alone code in it?”
Telerik is assuring its current and potential customersthatTelerik tools have value for developers now and will continue to have value in the future. According to Telerik, it is taking two keyactions toensure they are ready for Metro:
- Its existing XAML tools, which include componentssuch asgrids, data visualizations, and rich text editors, are being updated to work with the Windows 8 Runtime and Metro style development.
Telerik executives have also posted several blog entriesreiteratingits potential to support the future of Windows development and calming developers worried about stagnating fears by suggesting that the transition to Metro as the dominant style of development will be slow.
Telerik’s Senior Leadership Speaks
In addition to company statements assuring customers thatthey don’tneed to worry their pretty little heads about being able to leverage Telerik’s tools with the next version of Windows, Telerik will also beholdingan interactive webinar. The hour-long webinar will be heldOctober 17 at 1:00 PM EDT.Telerik leadership will address concernsregarding the future ofMicrosoft development and how its tools are evolvingto supportsoftware creation on the platform. Participants will be allowed toaskquestions via Twitter using the hash tag #builddemystified.