Resources for webinar IoT for Developers

WIN_20150722_130716Internet of Things (IoT) is being touted as the next big thing after the WWW. Technologies are being developed rapidly to address this nascent space.
This webinar gets your started with IoT. We cover the basics of what IoT means, see Arduino board in action and demonstrate sharing data on internet.

As a developer you may want to know the journey of productionizing your prototype. A brief discussion on architectural aspects of IoT is also done.

We referred to the 2015 Developer survey results in the presentation. The detailed report is available here:

If you are just getting started with IoT or want to get started with IoT, this video is for you.



Selected Q&A from the webinar:

Q: What is the cost of the Arduino Uno R3 board and the temperature sensor (DHT 11) being shown?

A: The presenters bought this device off Prices were as follows:

1. Arduino Uno R3: INR 850

2. DHT11 Sensor: INR 139

Q: Is IoT about controlling and monitoring the things over the internet (as a medium of communication)?

A: Yes, both monitoring and controlling. The sensors are used for monitoring. We have relays etc that can act as control mechanisms.

Q: Do we need to download sketch editor sperately ? Where is it available from?

A: The sketch editor used is the Arduino IDE. It is a separate free download and available from

Q: Arduino is a Prototype board. How to make a real product?

A: This involves a lot more. The outcome of the prototyping phase is the schematic. This schematic alongwith materials to be used for fabrication consitute the BOM for the product. This is sent over to manufacturing.

Q: Does Arduino support wifi adapter ? as to connect to internet to transfer data wirelessly?

A: Yes. There is a wireless shield (or wifi adapter) available for Arduino. The new rage is ESP 8266 which is a cheaper alternative.

Q: Can we do development using C# on Visual Studio for the Arduino?

A: You can’t upload programs/ sketches written in C# on the Arduino. You can however interface with Arduino using .NET libraries (System.IO.Ports). Here is a sample step by step.

Q: Does Telerik has any product/API/device or anything related to IoT?

A: At this time, Telerik only offers the Telerik Platform for mobile application development. Telerik Backend Services provide an easy way to store data coming from the IoT devices in the cloud.

Q: Any resources that you found useful when starting exploring around this.  How did you get the right mix and match of libraries and tools?

A: You can start here:

Many tutorials have been made available by

There are plenty on resources from the community that you can find on the web that would help you explore the IoT world.

Q: Which is the best IOT device available in market for .net developers?

A: Windows 10 IoT is now avaiable for Raspberry Pi 2 and Intel Galileo boards. A list of compatible hardware is available here:

Blog post on running .NET code on Galileo can be found here:

Projects using Windows IoT can be found here:

Resources for webinar – Enhance the customer journey and increase conversions with Sitefinity Digital Experience Cloud


Digital presence is not just about managing content anymore. It is understanding what your customers are looking for and delivering it through the best user experience possible.

Companies want to understand the different audiences that visit their website and create personalized messaging that will resonate with each member of these. The Sitefinity Digital Experience Cloud is the unified marketing command center that enables marketers to drive growth by understanding, and optimizing every customer’s journey.

In this presentation, we will make this come live in a real-case scenario. You will learn how to arrive at clean and understandable metrics on how your messaging affects your customers and how you can improve their experience while they’re on your website.



Resources for “3 Things You Didn’t Know Telerik Test Studio Can Do”


Some interesting questions from the webinar:

Q: is there any keywords for handling captcha in Telerik test studio framework?

A: There are no specific constructs for handling captcha in Test Studio. You can author custom script in Test Studio to test for captcha.

Q: can we perform testing the application built on Iframes using test studio..?

A: Test Studio has extensive frames support including iFrames. More details can be found here:

Q: How does Telerik handles dynamically rendered application products like Pega?

A: Telerik has constructs like SimulateRealClick/ SimulateRealTyping that allow automation execution against the UI (as compared to DOM). Coupled that with Wait construct, one is able to achieve a lot of automation for dynamically rendered applications.

Q: How to search in every row of radgrid?

A: One strategy for finding rows using InnerText property was showcased during the webinar. Another one could be to retrieve the entire Table and iterate over each row in a scripted step.

Q: Hi, let me know whether we can have these automation scripts available into TFS and get executed ?

A: You can store the scripts in any repository. Test Studio has more integration points with TFS. An upcoming webinar covers more on this:

The Slides for the session are as follows:

Video for the webinar is avaialble below:

New Timing for Webinars in June – July ’15

Timing-is-EverythingAfter having run the webinars at 3:00 PM (IST) for a long time, we are changing it to get started a little early. We want to make it more convenient for you. Telerik webinars will be held from 12:00 – 1:00 PM (IST) for the months of June – Aug ’15.  If you have thoughts about the new timings, please do share them in the comments section below.

The sessions planned for June – July ’15 delve into the latest from the technology world. We will cover IoT and Reporting for Big Data amongst other topics.

Register for these online sessions by clicking on the session title below:

Thursday, June 11 ’15 12:00 – 1:00 PM Preparing Big Data for Analysis with Progress/Telerik Easyl
Thursday, June 18 ’15 12:00 – 1:00 PM 3 Things that you didn’t know Telerik Test Studio can do
Thursday, June 25 ’15 12:00 – 1:00 PM Building and Delivering Reports from your Web and Mobile Apps with Telerik Reporting
Thursday, July 9 ’15 12:00 – 1:00 PM Creating Custom HTML Helpers in ASP.NET MVC
Thursday, July 16 ’15 12:00 – 1:00 PM Enhance the customer journey and increase conversions with Sitefinity Digital Experience Cloud (DEC)
Thursday, July 23 ’15 12:00 – 1:00 PM Beginning Internet of Things (IoT) for Developers
Thursday, July 30 ’15 12:00 – 1:00 PM New Enterprise Mobile Capability with Telerik Platform

P.S.: While we try to stick to the plan above, there may be a change in the above schedule due to last minute exegency. We notify the registered attendees of the webinar of any changes.

TelerikNEXT Online Video Available for Anytime Viewing

telerik-next-logo175For those of you who missed TelerikNEXT (and that means most of us in India), you don’t have to miss out on all the announcements that came out of the hugely successful conference.

You can read all the awesomeness announced at the event here:

The text may not do all the justice to the new announcements. So, we have the video of the demos now available at:

In case you have a question/ comment on the same, please do share the same with us in the comments section.

Discover a “hidden” gem in your trusted Telerik Tool

surprise With summers setting in, we really were looking for a reason to feel cool. As we ran our fingers on the trusted Telerik tools, there were quite a few cool things we learnt about our technologies. This month we are going to with you with things that you didn’t know that your trusted Telerik tools could do. From Testing to Data Connectivity, there are things that you didn’t know about your favourite tools. Register for these sessions to rediscover the techniques that a Ninja should know:

Date Time (IST) Topic
Wednesday, May 13 ’15 08:30 – 10:00 PM TelerikNEXT Online
Thursday May 21 ’15 3:00 – 4:00 PM Data Connectivity with every possible Database in the world with DataDirect Cloud
Thursday, May 28 ’15 3:00 – 4:00 PM Create Word/Excel/PDF Documents with AJAX Web Apps using Telerik
Thursday, June 18 ’15 3:00 – 4:00 PM 3 Things that you didn’t know Telerik Test Studio can do (Rescheduled)

Come and be amazed by what Telerik tools can do beyond what you use them for everyday.

Tech it Up with Telerik April Webinars

techitupWe are sad – India lost the World Cup but there is news to cheer too. Sania Nehwal is the first Indian Woman World No. 1 in Badminton.

And then there is always technology to look forward to. This month we are dialling it up with mobile app development. We are bringing the best possible experience from the mobile world for JavaScript developers.

We are teching it up with the following hot webinars:

Date Time (IST) Topic
Thursday, April 16 ’15 3:00 – 4:00 PM Architecting Real World Cloud Solutions -Lessons from the Field
April 23 ’15
3:00 – 4:00 PM Adding Native Touches to your Hybrid Apps
April 30 ’15
3:00 – 4:00 PM Build Truly Native Android/iOS Apps from Single JavaScript Codebase

Register for free by clicking on the webinar title above. The audio will be streamed via the GoToMeeting. Use of headset is recommended.

Our handy SMS reminders (for people who provide their mobile numbers during the registration) are there to remind you of the upcoming webinar. This service is currently only limited to Indian Mobile Nos.

And the Ninja T-Shirts are still coming!!

Update: April 9th Webinar has been rescheduled to April 23rd.

Webinar Resources: Drag And Drop Application Development using Progress Rollbase


aPaaS is a new set of technologies emerging for enterprise use. They ensure faster Go To Market and rapid application development.

We are pleased to share the resources from the webinar conducted on Progress/Telerik aPaas Technology called – Rollbase. This webinar covered Getting Started with Drag and Drop Application Development. The viewers will be able to appreciate the aPaaS paradigm and get started quickly by building a Rollbase application.



Action Packed March with Telerik Webinars

take_action_iconMarch is an action packed months for all of us.

For the sports fanatics, the World Cup is keeping the sofas warm and refrigerators full. For the financial wizards, the Union Budget has provided enough to think and ponder over. For the social amongst us, Holi provides the perfect opportunity to host that wild party that you have planning.

The techies are not left behind (what a relief!). There is enough going on technical front with MWC in progress. We have been busy exploring the goodness of Progress Technologies.

This month the stage is set for some hardcore action with the following free webinars:

Date Time (IST) Topic
Thursday, March 12 ’15 3:00 – 4:00 PM Utilizing Real Time Web with SignalR in your HTML 5 Applications with Kendo UI
March 19 ’15
3:00 – 4:00 PM Drag and Drop Application Development using Progress Rollbase
March 26 ’15
3:00 – 4:00 PM Creating Responsive Layouts for your ASP.NET Webforms with Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX

Register for free by clicking on the webinar title above. We are starting SMS reminders from this month to all people who provide their mobile numbers during the registration. This service is currently only limited to Indian Mobile Nos.

The audio will be streamed via the GoToMeeting. Use of headset is recommended.

We maintain our giving away of 3 Telerik Ninja T-Shirts during each webinar. The most active participants during the webinar win the goodies.

Leverage Progress Technologies for Telerik Developers – Resources from the Webinar

Progress PacificTelerik Developers are Ninjas in their software development capabilities. Now, they have new tools/technologies to leverage in their quest for better solutions. These exciting enterprise grade technologies range from Business Rules Engine to Drag and Drop Application Development.
This session is an overview of the Progress tools.

The slides used at the presentation:

The video from the session is available here:

Warm Webinars for the “Cold” January

excitement.17502203_std2014 was an exciting year for us here in Telerik India. 2015 is already more of action than 2014.

Telerik joined hands with Progress Software (technically got acquired) to bring even more enterprise grade software to you. Now, we have an even broader range of software to offer you.

We have started 2015 with an announcement of Telerik’s first Developer Conference on May 3-5 2015 in Boston, USA. Called TelerikNEXT, the registrations are almost full after being open for just a week.

For Ninja’s that can’t keep their hands of technology, Telerik India is happy to announce the upcoming “warm” webinars upto the month of Feb ’15:

Title Date Time
Leveraging New Tools from Progress Technologies for Telerik Developers Jan 29th 2015 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Getting Started with ASP.NET vNext – The new way of Web Apps Feb 5th 2015 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Testing Kendo UI and Angular Applications Easily with Telerik Test Studio Feb 19th 2015 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Easily Export data from Grid using Kendo UI Feb 26th 2015 3:00 – 4:00 PM

We are keeping our developer on. The famed Ninja T-Shirts are still coming for the participative ones amongst you.

In case you would like to see a session in the future, do leave us a comment so that we can cover the same.

Microsoft Developers Express Huge Interest with Telerik Technologies at TechEd India

TechEd India 2014 is the premier annual event of Microsoft conducted in Bangalore, India. This year TechEd was hosted on Nov 5 & 6 2014. Telerik India was a proud bronze sponsor at the event. Telerik presence was marked with an exclusive booth that had technical staff available to answer any questions that the community may have. The presence was accentuated with a huge backdrop with Telerik logo & design.


On Day 1, we were ready for the crowd. But the rush at the booth was not what we were prepared for. The showcase area was a big room the sponsors had their booths put up. Within no time we had a big crowd around our booth talking about the latest from Telerik technologies. Most of the talk was around our AJAX/Kendo UI suites. We give away our much loved Ninja T-shirts to the most enthusiastic lot. We had a lot of questions on our DevCloud offering as well.TechEdCrowd

Lohith Nagaraj, delivered a jam packed session on Day 2 from the main stage at TechEd India. Titled “ASP.NET MVC – Latest & Greatest So Far” the session saw over 300+ folks voting by their feet.

We are fortunate to have been a part of the last TechEds for the event will be reborn as Ignite from the next year. We were humbled by the confidence developers expressed in Telerik Technologies and will continue to deliver on the innovation in the years to come.

Top 5 Blog Posts of 2014

We wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for a wonderful 2014. We have learnt and grown with you. In all cases, we have tried to bring to you the latest and greatest from Telerik. The technology field is a quest that is never ending – And that’s what we love about it.

We wish all the readers of our humble little effort, a Very Happy New Year:


Before we let the year go by, here are the top 5 most visited blog posts from 2014:

Kendo DropDownList Wrapper for ASP.NET MVC
How to iterate all the data in Kendo UI Data Source
Kendo Editor Wrapper for ASP.NET MVC
Conditional statement in Kendo UI Template
Kendo AutoComplete Wrapper for ASP.NET MVC

In the coming days, we are even more excited about the emerging technologies on the horizon. This year we also added a slew of technologies from Progress Technologies that we will share in the coming days.

We are always looking for feedback and opportunities for improvement. Please do share your thoughts and comments about our blog and technologies in the comments below. We want to be better in 2015 for you.