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Progress releases new tools for enhanced accessibility & security in app development
Wed, 1st Nov 2023

Progress, the application development and infrastructure software expert, has released new development tools to aid developrs in meeting the latest accessibility and security standards (WCAG and CSP), as well as UI design requirements.

The R3 2023 release of Progress Telerik and Progress Kendo UI gears developers with the needed implements for UI styling and customisation, adherence to the latest accessibility and security standards, and powerful data visualisation capabilities.

"Developing modern apps requires a streamlined workflow from design through development and tools that make it easy to comply with accessibility requirements," stated Loren Jarrett, EVP & General Manager, Digital Experience, Progress.

"With Progress Developer Tools R3, we deliver this and more, as we continue our commitment to providing developers with the best tools to deliver on their requirements, today and into the future."

Progress now offers fresh components for .NET MAUI, Blazor and more that enable developers to construct applications at an enhanced pace. This is backed with an expanded design system tooling, advanced data visualisations, WCAG 2.2 accessibility, Content Security Policy (CSP) compliance, and more.

About the WCAG (the official global Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) and CSP (Content Security Policy), the new tools offer considerable benefits including improved accessibility in line with the newly released WCAG 2.2 standard. Progress places itself as one of the first in the industry to guarantee WCAG 2.2 compliance in its Telerik and Kendo UI web components, thus helping developers build secure user experiences, particularly aimed for organisations which require abiding by strict security standards.

Progress announced the release of Progress Telerik and Progress Kendo UI, the most powerful .NET and JavaScript UI libraries and tools for application development. The new release provides developers the tools they need to modernise legacy projects as well as developing new applications. This encompasses UI styling and customisation, compliance with the latest accessibility and security standards, and powerful data visualisations, among others.

Some of the new enhancements in the R3 2023 release includes the expanded design system tooling for an easier design to development workflow, modernised reporting experience, new data visualisation components, new components to modernise Web and Desktop Applications, and continued industry leading support from Microsoft’s newest frameworks. In addition, the release offers improvements to productivity and support for the latest frameworks, including support for the latest .NET 8 release candidate (RC).

Likewise, the release has continued its commitment to accessibility with improved adherence in line with the newly released WCAG 2.2 standard: Progress ensures developers of its Telerik and Kendo UI web components compliance with WCAG 2.2, making it one of the first in the industry to do so. Additionally, it offers stringent CSP (Content Security Policy) compliance with Telerik and Kendo UI libraries, aiding developers in building secure user experiences, especially targeted for organisations which require adherence to strict security standards.

The Progress Telerik and Kendo UI R3 2023 release is available now.