John Bristowe

John Bristowe

John Bristowe (@JohnBristowe) is a Principal Developer Advocate with Telerik and lives in Australia. Prior to joining Telerik, he was a Senior Developer Evangelist with Microsoft.

Recent Articles


Building An Interactive Timeline With Kendo UI

Kendo UI is a UI library that enables you to build rich, smart HTML5 and JavaScript applications for any platform, browser, or device. Over the years, we’ve dedicated many hours to building up Kendo UI to the point where it now consists of over 70 components. These range from simple ones, like the Button, to […]

  • January 30, 2017

Building SharePoint Add-ins with Kendo UI

SharePoint provides a rich development platform to extend its capabilities. Historically, this has been accomplished through code running on the server-side through ASP.NET. With the release of SharePoint 2013, Microsoft evolved this model to allow developers to build solutions through self-contained extensions called SharePoint Add-ins. Instead of being based on ASP.NET, add-ins are built using […]

  • June 13, 2016

An Interview with Richard Campbell at Microsoft Build

John Bristowe takes the chance to chat with Richard Campbell at this year’s Microsoft Build conference.

  • April 8, 2016

6 Rules for Awesome Data Visualizations with Kendo UI

Michelangelo said that “every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” The same can be said for data – every bit of data has a story inside it and it is the task of developers building apps to reveal it. We do this […]

  • October 26, 2015

Windows 10, Chrome 45+, and Silverlight

If you’ve been too busy to keep up on the latest happenings involving Silverlight, there are two recent developments that will affect the Silverlight apps you have in production. As the old saying goes, I have bad news and I have worse news. Silverlight on Windows 10 Windows 10 is now available and the uptake […]

  • September 3, 2015

What is a Hybrid Mobile App?

Hybrid mobile apps are like any other apps you’ll find on your phone. They install on your device. You can find them in app stores. With them, you can play games, engage your friends through social media, take photos, track your health, and much more. Like the websites on the internet, hybrid mobile apps are […]

  • March 25, 2015

Real-time Web Applications with Kendo UI and Firebase

Building apps is hard; building real-time apps (that also scale) is much harder. There are many reasons why this is the case. Suffice to say, it’s a pretty gnarly problem. Even the concept of “real-time” in software can be difficult to understand at times: Over the past year, I’ve been playing around with Firebase, a […]

  • September 4, 2014

Adding Analytics to PhoneGap Apps Using Telerik Analytics

As a developer, in our rush to build and deploy our apps, it can be easy to overlook the importance of integrating analytics into our mobile applications. However, this short-sightedness can lead to problems down the road. Analytics can not only help us find places where things may be going wrong in our application, but […]

  • July 21, 2014

Visual Studio and Telerik Platform: Mobile App Development Awesomesauce

In this recording of my talk from the Sydney .NET User Group, I walk through all the goodness in Visual Studio 2013 and the Telerik Platform for building mobile applications.

  • May 25, 2014

Surviving Australia with Telerik AppManager

See that spider in the photo above? I caught this “little guy” in my home office. I found him underneath my desk, checking out the various power cords I have. This was just one of many spiders I’ve caught around the house. Truth be told, I’ve been fascinated by the Australian wildlife I’ve encountered since […]

  • May 12, 2014

Telerik Analytics at Microsoft TechEd New Zealand 2013

I sat down with Adam Cogan of SSW to discuss Telerik Analytics at Microsoft TechEd New Zealand 2013.

  • March 4, 2014