It's not terribly difficult to get a Kendo UI control in to a Backbone.View. I've written about this before, and I do it a lot. Sure, there are a few little things you need to know about - like when to initialize the control - but for the most part, getting the widgets in place is easy. Once you have the Kendo UI Widgets in place, though, things get to be a little more ... interesting. If you want to respond to standard DOM events within a Backbone.View, you can just use the events configuration. But if you want to handle events that comes from the Kendo UI widgets directly, you would be in for writing some extra code in your view to manually wire this up. Until now.