Thursday, April 09, 2009

Telerik RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX on Linux

It's been a long time coming, but last week we were thrilled to announce our complete support for the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX running on Linux! The support, of course, is enabled by the Mono project, which for those unfamiliar is the open source project that is constantly working to deliver the full .NET Framework for Linux environments. The Mono project is largely (if not completely) developed by Novell, and Telerik has worked very closely with the brilliant developers at Novell to ensure complete compatibility between Mono 2.4 and the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX. In fact, you can see all of the Telerik Online Demos for the RadControls running on Linux live: What does this support mean to you? It means you can confidently build an ASP.NET 2.0 + Ajax Extensions application (Mono doesn't support .NET 3.5 yet) and deploy to a non-Windows environment. In other words, you can develop a web app on your Windows PC with Visual Studio and the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX and then deploy it to an Apache web server running on Linux with the Mono extensions installed. This should be a huge win for those of you working in "Linux shops" and we're happy to be the first (and only, so far) UI component vendor to deliver rich support for the LAMA stack. Finally, I can't wrap-up without mentioning all of the Twitter traffic regarding this announcement. I'm thrilled that so many people are excited about this announcement and we hope that you remain just as excited as you start leveraging this support in your projects. So to you, regular readers, do you plan on building Mono-targeted apps this year?


Blake Helms said...

This is huge and will go along way in furthering the Mono project!