No amount of marketing hype and hyperbole can mask a company’s ability to deliver products that meet and exceed customer expectations. The following is a brief list of comments sent to us from our end-users – developers such as yourself who don’t have time and money to waste – developers who need to get down to business and address client needs in the shortest possible timeframe.
Willem de Vries
I was already charmed by (a far) predecessor of XAF, a.k.a. Step6 in the VCLennium. We have used it as a stepping stone in many of our solutions.
When re-entering the software development market, XAF was the logical choice for me because a .NET oriented solution provider was more likely to find interesting and valuable projects. And DevExpress components, that I was already familiar with, would give me an advantage in solution functionality and richness.
The framework allowed me to skip a lot of the plumbing activities to implement the low-level aspects of a software solution and concentrate on functionality and model coherence.
Robert Monteath-Wilson www.oneness.co.uk
The more I use these controls, the more impressed I am by them. Your support service and web site documentation are also of the highest quality.
Willem de Vries
I'm SO impressed by the level of your support and the ever emerging new possibilities (for me at least) of the eXpressApp Framework!!!!!
Will study it shortly, but thanks for the answer, gives me a lot of peace of mind for the (near) future development of the application!
Bud Aaron DotNetChecks
I've looked at <competitor name withheld>, <competitor name withheld>, <competitor name withheld>, and other packages. NONE have the depth you folks have. And your support is nothing short of phenomenal.
I started playing with .NET a few years ago to overcome some of the limitations of the display format of the IBM AS400. My experience of being a mainframe veteran trying to get into .NET was not just limited to the steep learning curve for the code but also screen designs.
My first application contained a simple Data Grid. I started to look for some help, first to give my grids more power and then to aid in the design. After a lot of downloads, false starts and going through manuals, I came across DevExpress. I loved the examples and power your controls gave. I would read, try a bit, re-read and then I started posting questions to the help desk. Not being a real .NET developer I have found it hard going, and I think I would have given up if it were not for your support staff. They are without question the best, most polite and most helpful I have ever come across. I love the way, without asking, they will add a bit of example code.
I have to say, I am glad I stuck with it. I love your controls especially the XtraGrid, and the Pivot Grid they are just amazing.
Your support staff has been just great with all the questions I have had. I just know I would not deliver the quality Pivot Grid solutions I am giving to my customers without DevExpress.
Josh Ryan Freelance Developer
I've been using your products for years after getting aggravated with your competitors. It's nice being able to work with your support team, who somehow always manage to make themselves appear like one of your own developers, on your own team.
I'm also a huge fan of Julian and his posts!
Simply put, DevExpress products are great. They support a wide range of technologies and you can always expect them to make good choices in supporting upcoming ones. The controls are very flexible, customizable and integrate well with each other and the range offerings. Productivity tools like CodeRush and Refactor really make Visual Studio shine.
However, and above all, their commitment to support and customer satisfaction is what really sets DevExpress apart. I'm glad to have worked with them before and hope to do it even more in the future.
Also, Rachel Hawley rocks :)
Chris Pitt Devbrit Consultants
I have found the DevExpress components, and particularly the framework, to be the most viable solution for developing robust, feature-rich applications for my business applications. As a freelance consultant I can, with the framework available inside DevExpress, produce great looking and functioning solutions for my clients in an affordable timeframe without the need to code every detail. This equates to faster end products and solutions with less capital outlay to my clients, and a significant cost saving to them. I will not be coding without DevExpress in the future.
We advise our customers to use DevExpress and we ended up using only DevExpress components for all of our developments:
- Same license for all versions of Delphi. You don't have to buy a new component library each time a new version of Delphi is launched.
- Powerfull datagrid, editors, masks, and incredible printing system.
- WinForms Controls are widely known for their performances and great characteristics.
- WPF and Siverlight libraries are great, with a very small learning curve.
- XPO is our key to create competitive projects with top performances.
- Accelerate development time drastically and decrease development costs.
- Same usage philosophy through VCL and .NET.