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Doug Pet
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We are transitioning to develop a web app, and we have selected to use React for our front end. I've looked at Kendo UI as a tool to help out. I am looking for some feedback on the Kendo UI tool and any others that are good. The desktop software that we are replacing has about 150 forms. The app is currently only going to be used inhouse and is connected to SQL server. Thanks in advance!

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Thanks for providing detail around what you're looking for, Doug! That helps me respond with more confidence: sounds like the React Form component that is part of Kendo UI will save you time and trouble. I'm part of the KendoReact team (the team that's building the React-specific UI library within Kendo UI), and one thing we've discovered is that writing a Form component may look simple, but is far from trivial to write - and to get right. To help developers with this, beyond the Form component itself, we created design guidelines for writing great forms in React (linked with this response) - a reference document that combines years of experience and in-depth research. My best advice is to try the KendoReact Form (and any other components your app needs) in a PoC and test it in action. The library is well documented and if you sign up for a trial, you also get free technical support from the team - we've done our best to make evaluating (and using!) our product as easy as possible.

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Why go for a paid solution, when battle-tested Bootstrap is free? Bootstrap is easy to configure and customize, and is the most popular frontend library. Especially if this is going to be an in-house solution, I'd go for Bootstrap. Unless there are specific features you need that are only available in Kendo UI.

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Marcello Rutter
Founder, CEO, Developer at Exetera s.r.l. · | 3 upvotes · 1.8K views

Hello. I understand you already made your decision about React. I would like to share my experience with you. We're sucessfully working with Angular and Devextreme. After about four years, I can confirm that DX is a mature and very complete line of components and is growing and improving at each major release. I would not go back in my decision (please note that we're using React too, but IMO, Angular is better and more productive when it comes to LOB / Line Of Business solutions).

Of course, IMO, it's also just a little bit expensive if compared with other products.

React on Devextreme came a little later and some components are still under development (as far as I know) or, to be honest, it depends on which DX library you will use (there are two libraries: DevExtreme Reactive and DevExtreme React UI) .

Kind Regards.

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