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Progress Delivers Comprehensive Developer Vision-from Mobile to Open Source to Digital Content Management-at TelerikNEXT

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(TelerikNEXT)–During the opening keynote of TelerikNEXT, its first global user conference, Telerik, a Progress company, announced several updates, including new mobile products, enhancements to its existing solutions, ongoing support for Microsoft development tooling, and new contributions to open source with NativeScriptTM and Telerik JustDecompileTM.

Day one of TelerikNEXT was an atmosphere full of energy and enthusiasm from its nearly 600 attendees, as influential Progress and Telerik experts took the stage to highlight key happenings within the company and industry. Acquired by Progress in December 2014, Telerik continues to support and elevate the application development community across every facet of its business, with the release of NativeScriptTM and Telerik(R) Screen Builder offerings, updates to its entire product portfolio and strategic initiatives with Microsoft and Google.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled with the incredible momentum on display from attendees and employees alike at TelerikNEXT. When Progress acquired Telerik, we knew we were getting a transformative player in the application development space. Everything we knew prior to the acquisition has not only held true, but has exceeded all expectations,” said Karen Tegan Padir, President, Application Development and Deployment, Progress. “We’ve delivered on multiple product releases and will continue to make investments in our market-leading Telerik technologies.”

Expanded Commitment to Open Source

Over the last year, Telerik made its commitment to open source known with the release of Telerik(R) Kendo UI(R) Core framework. The company has since expanded upon that initiative and announced this week the general availability of the much anticipated NativeScript, the JavaScript framework for developing truly native apps with JavaScript and CSS. This release fully rounds out the company’s cross-platform solutions for any development approach-responsive web, hybrid or native. In addition, the Telerik NativeScript framework team is collaborating with Google on early stage integrations around AngularJS 2.0.

“The goal of the AngularJS team has always been to simplify developers’ lives,” said Brad Green, Director of Engineering, Google. “Telerik shares our philosophy and is known for its UI/UX capabilities. When we learned about NativeScript, it only made sense for us to work together to deliver even more value to our community, at large.”

Telerik also announced that it will open source the JustDecompileTM engine, its .NET assembly browsing and decompiling tool. The Telerik(R) JustDecompileTM engine enables developers to take an existing compiled assembly (.dll or .exe) and browse the symbols it contains to easily decompile the assembly language back to readable C#, VB and IL. The free tool’s core decompiling engine, popular within the 1.5 million strong Telerik developer community, has been open sourced as a means to ensure its continued, collaborative innovation and advancement.

Accelerating the Developer and Customer Evolution

Telerik introduced its latest mobility offerings with the release of Telerik(R) Screen Builder, enabling low code development for the non-developer and expanded backend services capabilities for the enterprise architect. Telerik Screen Builder enables developers to create screens visually, connect to data and edit in real-time within Telerik(R) AppBuilder. With latest product releases, Telerik is again rounding out its mobile offering to better enable anyone interested in building mobile apps-from low code-to-no-code through the most technical deployments.

Telerik also recently released the Sitefinity Digital Experience Cloud (DEC), a modern digital marketing platform that tracks, analyzes and optimizes the customer journey. DEC tracks all customer interactions across device or digital channels and uses predictive analytics to guide marketers with personalized recommendations, including the customers’ best next step. The end result is an optimal customer experience and superior engagement model that drives business profitability and growth.

Microsoft Ready, Always

As a long-standing partner and Microsoft development tooling supporter, Telerik continues to advance its solutions to support all new Microsoft releases, often before they’re made available to the general public-ASP.NET 5, MVC 6, Visual Studio 2015, C# 6, Roslyn, the Edge browser, Office 365 and more are supported by the complete Telerik(R) DevCraft toolset.

In addition, Telerik Kendo UI, the leading-edge HTML and JavaScript platform, now comes equipped with an Office 365 theme. As such, based on its long-standing relationship, Microsoft is now providing free licensing of Telerik Kendo UI tools to those who join the Office 365 developer program.

Telerik also introduced its new .NET report server for developers using the company’s popular reporting product to create reports for web, mobile and desktop applications. Telerik(R) Report Server provides a responsive web portal where developers can upload reports, manage access permissions and schedule automatic report distribution over email and print. Telerik Report Server is currently in beta and will be officially released this summer.

“Office and SharePoint Add-ins can now be built using standard web technologies like HTML and JavaScript that work in Office on the desktop, Office Online and Office for iPad. We want to ensure we’re giving developers great tools,” said Chris Johnson, Group Product Manager for Office 365, Microsoft. “The fantastic Telerik Kendo UI framework enables developers to build fantastic looking web based Office add-ins. That is why we’ve opted to give members of our Office 365 Developer Program access to Kendo UI to better enable their development efforts, across the board.”

Throughout TelerikNEXT, Telerik also discussed updates across its entire product portfolio including enhancements to Telerik(R) Test Studio(R) suite, Telerik(R) Mobile Testing, Telerik(R) SitefinityTM CMS, Telerik(R) SitefinityTM Digital Experience Cloud and more. For those unable to attend TelerikNEXT, the company will host an online version of the general keynote session on Wednesday, May 13 at 11:00 a.m. ET. To register, please click here.

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About Progress

Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) is a global software company that simplifies the development, deployment and management of business applications on-premise or in the cloud, on any platform or device, to any data source, with enhanced performance, minimal IT complexity and low total cost of ownership. Progress can be reached at www.progress.com or 1-781-280-4000.

Progress, NativeScript, Kendo UI, JustDecompile, Test Studio, Sitefinity, and Telerik are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation or one of its subsidiaries or affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Any other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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