When we released Essential Studio 2017 Volume 4, it included
external dependencies. We’ve named the collection Essential JS 2.
web developers will ever need. That means a focus on modularity, light weight,
responsiveness, performance, accessibility, globalization, and built-in themes.
All told, the entire framework is only 240 KB, but it can be reduced even
further by only including the specific components you need in your project.
Essential JS 2 autocomplete and circular gauge compnents
Right now, Essential JS 2 includes more than 25 components, spanning
data visualization, layout, navigation, and editor components. The most popular
components are the grid component, which provides a robust, interactive grid
with support for data binding, grouping, sorting, filtering, and more, and the
chart component, which features line, area, bar, financial, scatter, and other
chart types to suit virtually any scenario. You can check out demos of all the
chart types here,
and demos of the grid component features here.
Essential JS 2 Range Column Chart
We’ve also taken into account the importance of third-party
frameworks in modern web development. That’s why Essential JS 2 can be
integrated with frameworks like Angular and React, and we’re planning to
provide more framework integration options in future releases.
We’ve compiled a list of goals that we hope to implement
going forward to further enhance the collection. Highlights of these points
include client-side export libraries for Excel, Word, and PDF file formats; an
improved user guide and API reference; more built-in themes; more components,
including schedule, tree grid, diagram, kanban, and Gantt controls, to name a
few; and a visual theme composer.
As with all our components and platforms, we’ll be listening
closely to user feedback to meet the demands of developers in the field. You
can download the source code from GitHub, check out the entire collection for
yourself, and then provide feedback through GitHub or Direct-Trac. So download it
today, and tell every web developer you know about Essential JS 2. Together we
P.S.: If you want to catch Essential JS 2 components in
action, register for our upcoming webinar, “How to create apps with Syncfusion
and Angular 5,” presented by Syncfusion Product Manager Chad Church on Tuesday,
December 19 at 11 AM EST. You can register here.
If you’re unable to attend, register anyway and we’ll send you a recording