Hey I have a question, how many people actually use telerik? Does anybody have experience with it, and what are your opinions on it? To me it is just another third party library that nobody knows, but I want an opinion on it from actual seasoned developers. I have worked on a few projects before where people just started throwing in random libraries, and they became unmaintainable. This is one of the reasons I ask. Due to my past experiences whenever I see a company with Telerik on it's webpage I feel squeamish. Is this reaction from bad experiences justified, or what do you all think on Telerik?
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My experience is to keep it simple (KIS.) My longest living project didn't use a simple third party tool or add ons. It's my Duracall Rabbit of apps.
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I haven't used telerik specifically before but I wanted to mention that there is absolutely nothing wrong with using a third party to solve outstanding problems with a project. Sometimes it is just more cost-effective (not just in dollar value) to purchase another company's tools rather than trying to solve …
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