DevExtreme - Data Grid, Tree List, Pivot Grid API Improvements (v18.1)
Oliver Sturm (DevExpress)  -  05/22/2018

DevExtreme - Data Grid, Tree List, Pivot Grid API Improvements (v18.1)

If you are a regular reader of our blog posts, you must have noticed that we keep stressing how important customer feedback is to our development process. Sometimes we use it to make big decisions, to prioritize one large feature over another — other times, we make small changes to control APIs over time, on the basis of your thoughts and preferences.
Paul Usher (DevExpress)  -  05/16/2018

Getting Started with DevExtreme, Angular & Ionic

I recently presented a webinar on getting started with DevExtreme, Angular and the Ionic framework. During the  talk I mentioned that the source code, database and links would be made available via a blog post… well here it is!

VSCode - https://code.visualstudio.com/

NodeJS (includes NPM) - https://nodejs.org/en/

Ionic Framework:

To install the Ionic Framework:

DevExtreme DataGrid and TreeList – Performance Improvements (v18.1)
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)  -  05/16/2018

DevExtreme DataGrid and TreeList – Performance Improvements (v18.1)

I love it when our devs can squeeze out even more performance improvements from our controls. So I'm happy to report that we've improved the DevExtreme DataGrid and TreeList's performance for the following features: virtual scrolling, fixed columns, and auto column width. Let's take a look.
DevExtreme Charts - New "Material" Palette, Bar Width API, and Other Improvements (v18.1)
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)  -  05/10/2018

DevExtreme Charts - New "Material" Palette, Bar Width API, and Other Improvements (v18.1)

The DevExtreme Data Visualization widgets (i.e. charts) have added some notable improvements in our next major release, v18.1.
DevExtreme - Vue.js Wrappers (v18.1)
Oliver Sturm (DevExpress)  -  05/09/2018

DevExtreme - Vue.js Wrappers (v18.1)

The world of JavaScript frameworks is continuously evolving. As a result, we receive requests for integration with a specific new library every day. For a while now, Vue.js has been mentioned to us more than others. The framework is growing into a serious contender in the UI space, having accumulated almost as many GitHub stars as React.
DevExtreme MVC - New Web API and Razor View Scaffolding Wizard (v18.1)
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)  -  05/04/2018

DevExtreme MVC - New Web API and Razor View Scaffolding Wizard (v18.1)

As you may know, manually coding your own Web API controllers in ASP.NET MVC can be tedious. Web API controllers are important because they deliver your server's back-end data to your client-side views. Writing each CRUD (create, read, update, delete) method for all your database tables may tempt you to start to copy-and-paste code. But that can lead to typos and errors after deployment.
DevExtreme - New Material Design Theme (v18.1)
Don Wibier (DevExpress)  -  04/26/2018

DevExtreme - New Material Design Theme (v18.1)

Google's Material Design is one of the most popular design languages used in Web and Mobile apps today.
This UI is characterized by a grid-based layout and the use of only a few vivid colors to raise the user's attention to certain elements on the screen.
DevExtreme DataGrid and TreeList - Integrated Filter Builder (v18.1)
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)  -  04/25/2018

DevExtreme DataGrid and TreeList - Integrated Filter Builder (v18.1)

A visual Filter Builder allows your end-users to filter in versatile ways. It provides advanced filter and criteria options to help end-users filter data with an unlimited number of conditions combined by logical operators. Therefore, it helps you to build filter criteria using logical operators that anyone can easily understand.
React Data Grid - Tree Data and Banded Columns (v1.2)
Oliver Sturm (DevExpress)  -  04/23/2018

React Data Grid - Tree Data and Banded Columns (v1.2)

Our upcoming release v1.2 of the React Grid contains two new big features: support for hierarchical data, and banded columns.
DevExtreme - New React Wrappers vs Native React Components (v18.1)
Oliver Sturm (DevExpress)  -  04/20/2018

DevExtreme - New React Wrappers vs Native React Components (v18.1)

This is exciting news: in our upcoming v18.1 release, we will have the full set of more than 65 new React components available, based on our existing DevExtreme widgets! This includes Charts, DataGrid, Scheduler, PivotGrid, and many others. The feature set, functionality and appearance of these React components is the same as that of the DevExtreme widgets.
DevExtreme Charts - Client-side Data Aggregation (v18.1)
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)  -  04/18/2018

DevExtreme Charts - Client-side Data Aggregation (v18.1)

Data aggregation in charts in an important feature and in the v18.1 release, we've significantly improved it. Let me explain.
DevExtreme Angular - Server Side Rendering Support (v18.1)
Oliver Sturm (DevExpress)  -  04/16/2018

DevExtreme Angular - Server Side Rendering Support (v18.1)

In DevExtreme v17.2, we made the jQuery dependency optional. In that context, we were talking about Server Side Rendering (SSR) for Angular in our blog post. Now we have finished implementing this feature for the DevExtreme v18.1 release, which means that you can use any DevExtreme widget in your Angular Universal (SSR) application. We have prepared an article in our documentation to help you create your own Angular Universal applications with DevExtreme Angular Components, or to add Server-Side Rendering into an existing Angular application.