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Syncfusion Debuts JavaScript Libraries for Mobile

Syncfusion's release of Essential Studio Enterprise Edition 2014 volume 1 features "dozens" of new JavaScript tools in response to what the firm calls the increasing use of JavaScript in line-of-business applications.

Developers will find 27 new JavaScript libraries designed specifically for mobile development here. This "mobile-specific" engineering means that programmers should expect specialized tools for navigation and data visualization.

All are compatible with the Knockout JavaScript library, allowing them to work with current development projects. Windows, Android, and iOS themes are built into every library to emulate the appearance of native apps.

Knockout is a JavaScript library for "responsive" display and editor user interfaces with a clean underlying data model. Any time you have sections of UI that update dynamically (e.g., changing depending on the user's actions or when an external data source changes), KO promises to help implement it in a simple and maintainable way.

"The mobile and HTML 5-based JavaScript libraries we've added in Volume 1 make it the only package that prepares business developers for the mobile environment," said Daniel Jebaraj, vice president of Syncfusion. "Our customers are looking for ways to build applications that run across different devices and platforms, and JavaScript and HTML are great for that."

Volume 1 also features additional JavaScript libraries for HTML 5-based web development, including new Gantt, diagram, and schedule controls. All new libraries are built on HTML 5 to provide client-side performance and compatibility with the latest web standards. Each library features customization options and supports touch interaction to accommodate the latest devices.

"Many of the JavaScript libraries previously released by Syncfusion have also been updated to match the functionality included in its .NET component suites. The Chart library for JavaScript, for example, features new axes, smart labels, and more, while the OLAP JavaScript libraries have added support for filtering, sorting, localization, and several new chart types," said Jebaraj.

Syncfusion also continues to augment its offering of WinRT controls with new features in its PDF viewer, report viewer, and data grid components.

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