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.
At first, I was very concerned about the support level and sample code base of third party controls. I knew the Microsoft ASP.NET controls very well and hence had an even higher barrier to learn something new and different. But I'm so happy that I moved to DevExpress. And I couldn't be happier with the functionality and support of DevExpress.
Andrew Morstad Transnet Rating
Hands down, categorically the most powerful, full-featured, 3rd party controls on the market. Hands down, categorically the most and best out-of-the-box default functionality of any 3rd party controls on the market. Hands down, categorically the best customer support in the market. Hands down, categorically the most innovative, forward-thinking 3rd party control company. Signed: Andrew Morstad, Transnet Rating, 10 year veteran customer.
I was introduced to DevExpress through the VCL ExpressQuantumGrid, which I really enjoyed using. When my company moved to .NET, I took out a DXperience Enterprise subscription. Working extensively with the XtraGauges suite, as well as XtraEditors, the XtraGrid and WinForms skinning technology, your code didn't ever disappoint.
Another great aspect that deserves mentioning is your support. Competent answers, quick turnaround, professional release strategy, well-designed support site, usable web search feature - all top notch. Although occasionally, and understandably, delays sometimes exist with feature requests, your overall support response times are lightning fast compared to the industry average. Even if we get hit by a bug that DevExpress can't fix, we can fix it ourselves - that is the sense of security that comes with having the source code at hand - but so far, that has never happened!
When I get an idea, I use CodeRush to code it, I drag and drop some DevExpress controls and hey presto – solution! With tools like XPO, XAF and the very predictable and consistent controls, I rarely have to debug. In fact, I can spend an entire day just typing code and laying out UIs without once pressing F5 to “see if it will run”. Other vendors have nearly everything that DevExpress does, but the problem is each are simply standalone products and they don't all gel together. DevExpress is so consistent and reliable that all I have to do is have the idea and implement my plans.
At the end of the day, the choice is a matter of preference, experience and good taste. My preference is DevExpress.
As a developer, I see a lot of products out there for .NET development but none of them even begin to come close to DevExpress for quality, ease-of-use, and support. All other products that I have seen, used, or sampled have just been crude facsimiles of DevExpress. Nowhere out there is a team who is as dedicated to making my life as a developer as easy as you guys do. Not only does the DevExpress team help me to use your tools, you go far out of your way to teach good programming practices and introduce many topics that are far outside the scope of just selling .NET components. Your team should be commended for that. Your website and vast library of code examples have helped me more times than I can count. All the while you have provided me with this resource and asked for nothing more than my business, and every time you have thanked me for choosing DevExpress. Well, this time I want to say to the whole DevExpress team - thank you! I am very pleased that I chose DevExpress.
Yew Beng Choo
I definitely recommend anyone I know or do not know to use DevExpress. They have excellent tools that help speed-up our development and with their excellent technical support response time, it makes things even easier for anyone to develop something real quick. Thanks to your team's commitment in developing something so wonderful for the world to use. Extremely competitive.
In the past, I was fascinated by Michael Jordan as he helped make the NBA the greatest Basketball show on earth to watch. DevExpress is the Michael Jordan of .NET. Without your company, .NET can be really dull.
Lieven Bogaert enetricity.com
DevExpress makes it possible to be a one man-show. Hell, DevExpress makes it possible to be. Period. Without DevExpress' products, it would be very difficult to compete in the software market and nearly impossible to compete in the tailored made software business. I don't have the time to think about how I should write a web ASP.NET grid that – when clicking a header to sort a column – should callback to the server and fetch some 10 records from a million-row table and return it in a timely fashion.
DevExpress has impressed me with continued support which is first-class, quick, and helpful, without even a hint of sarcasm when the question is probably stupid! The forums are lively and informative and the webinars are first-rate, great learning vehicles.
I also appreciate the gradual development of the WinForms suite, in particular the RichEdit control (bring on floating objects!). Although we have yet to make the transition to WPF, if and when we do we can be assured that the main core elements are available from DevExpress.
In addition, we now use XPO exclusively in our applications and whilst we continue to explore its breadth and complexities, the immediate support and documentation available from DevExpress means we have no need to look at other ORM tools.
All-in-all a great job! Please pass my feelings onto all the guys there!
Maynor Gamarro BASIS Consultores, S.A.
I'm a "veteran" software developer (20 years in industry) and have programmed many applications in very different technologies, from very old languages like Wang-COBOL, newer ones like Oracle Forms and Reports Developer in client-server mode, through web applications using Microsoft ASP.
My first web application was developed using native ASP pages and took me many nights and weeks to find out how to do very basic stuff, like grid paging, column sorting, record editing and all basic stuff that old programers like me used to have easily in other languages and IDEs in the past. I was really disappointed of what I did with basic ASP.NET controls and thought that web developing wasn't for me and that it was a step back in my programming experience, until I found DevExpress controls for ASP.NET.
Now, I'm able to develop complete, profesional, very nice and full of functionallities applications, in just few days. I'm on my way again. Programming web applications is fast, easy and fun with DevExpress!!! Thank you Mehul and team for all the tools and the awesome support.
If you want to develop business applications, XAF can cut down development time by 80%... Seriously, try it. You will never look back.
The soon to be released Domain Component Technology (In BETA now) for XAF and pure XPO will be invaluable to developers... I started playing with it and loving every bit of it.