Name: Kendo UI Cookbook
My Rating: ★★★★
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As Title “Kendo UI Cookbook” describes itself, this book is for those who have been working in kendo UI and are eager to learn more in depth concept and ease of use using Kendo control, this book helps in understanding from basics to advance level of How to do things in easiest way.
I liked the content that has been covered in this book and the author has explained. Below are my thought on the chapters that are covered in this book.
Chapter 1 this book has explained with the very basic example about uses of the syntax like #= # and others. It covers how we can render the Html Pages by filling the data using the given syntax. Focus of the chapter 1 on using templates, how to implement using MVVM and how bindings work. Also I like the way author has explained the Built-in validator [Pg no 11]
Chapter 2 has covered in depth for How to use Kendo Grid , implementing filters, binding with data source(local and Remote) [Pg no 15], Customizing the look and feel of the Grid, implementing shorting and filtering of data. Shorting and filtering of Grid are covered from [Pg no 16]
In this chapter the Author has covered all the points that I have mentioned above and he has beautifully explained syntax and uses of the control.
Chapter 4 covers about the Kendo Editor using which you can create rich html content. This chapter explains how you can add/edit /update text creating bullets, inserting tables and images. Also this chapter has explained how to enable/disable/add/remove the tools when initializing the control.
Chapter 5 explains about the how you can utilize the power of the Panel Bar, it covers binding the Data Source objects, Customization and use of Ajax to load the panel content. Here we can see how panel Bar can work with multilevel hierarchical data [pg no 34].
Chapter 7 covers the Popup window; this chapter also covers how we can set widow to modal and how we can customize the window.
Chapter 8 & 9 covers how we can use the Kendo UI in Mobile application development and how to use Widgets, these chapter details of Mobile Framework. Here you can learn about how to implement the touch, swipe, tap, and double tap hold features [Pg no 53], the widgets section covers ListView, ScrollView, ActionSheet, TabStrip, SplitView and Navbar. Author has beautifully explain the use of hierarchical list, use of HierrachicalDataSource and hierarchicalTemplate [pg no 60]
Chapter 10 & 11 These chapters will help the developer to learn the use of Charts and Advance charting using DataViz, how user can dynamically generate charts based on the remote data source, how you can change the theme of chart dynamically. The use of multi axis chart is explained at [pg no 70], we can make charts interactive by using the events provided by DataViz [Pg no 72], personally I like the way the Radial Gauge widget is explained at [pg no 77].
In many application if we are working on Warehouse management application, we need our application be capable to reading the barcode data, here author has explained the use of Kendo Barcode, kendoQRCode [Pg no 79-80]. The flow diagram [Pg 81] covers the good example explaining how we can create a flow chart and using kendo Diagram how we can create organization chart [pg no 82].Finally a good example on the Kendo Map using Geo jSON.
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