The jqGrid.js plugin has been getting a lot of buzz recently, as Microsoft started to officially endorse jQuery, and large corporation have been looking for jQuery alternatives to their Telerik and Infragistics ASP.NET controls. So this is the guy behind jqGrid? He's name is Rumen Stankov and he lives in Bulgaria. I googled Rumen's name before, but not until today I read his linkedin profile. He previously worked at Telerik and Infragistics (Telerik's competitor) and now he started his own company (Trirand Inc, main product being jqGrid) that competes with both Telerik (4 years) and Infragistics (2 years 2 months) :) that's what I call an entrepreneur :)
I have a feeling that unless Telerik and Infragistics get their act together given the paradigm shift (web forms being dead) we will hear much more from this company.
Lesson learned: don't outsource! I supposed Telerik and Infragistics wanted to save money by outsourcing to poor country like Bulgaria that has smart UI developers. Now out of this small country comes a startup that will compete with the big guys.
1/18/2011 10:35 AM
Telerik is company from Bulgaria, there was no outsourcing