An Introduction to Blazor Application Development
Nowadays, when we are deciding to develop a data-driven web application. Importantly we need two things.
- Server-side Development
- Client-side Development
Server-side Development: In server-side development we use programming languages such as C#, Java, PHP etc.
Can We Use C# in Both Client-side and Server-side Development?
What is Blazor?
Blazor (Browser + Razor) is a relatively young technology. It's main attraction is people can use their language C# to make single-page applications. Blazor is more future choice and it is best suited to Microsoft developer who loves .NET and C#.
Blazor WebAssembly (WASM)
Blazor WebAssembly is released in May 2020. It work as a single-page application framework for building interactive client side web applications with .NET. WebAssembly uses open web standards beyond using of plugins or recompiling code into other languages. It works in all present web browsers including mobile browsers.
Running .NET code inside web browser is made possible by WebAssembly.
Features of Blazor
React Vs Blazor
Blazor is a new open-source web framework while react has been around a time. With both the server-side and client-side are written in C#, so we can share libraries and codes. Blazor gives us a platform for the development of single-page applications when using .NET. Blazor has two versions :
Angular Vs Blazor
Future of Blazor
In this article, you learned about Blazor and its features. Blazor provides a unique platform for all kinds of applications which makes it easy for all developers. It is a new and exciting model for programming. Some structure is perfect for the Blazor server.
Also, Blazor has its limitations. Blazor has the benefit of not having to reload the page every time a link click performed. Blazor is fast and reuse existing libraries and can run our application in any browser.
It makes web development easier and productive by providing full-stack web development. Blazor embraces the building of web applications that gradually becoming more abstracted from HTML. It is best suited to Microsoft developers who love .NET and C#. The latest version of Blazor is .NET 6.
It was released on November 8, 2022. It is supported on macOS, Apple, Silicon and multiple operating systems. In .NET 6 memory single file applications has been enabled for Windows and macOS. In Blazor .NET 5 this type was limited to Linux.
Features in .NET 6
- .NET 6 is faster than .NET 5
- .NET 6 is supported for 3 years as the LTS release
- Performance is improved
- Improvements in visual basic
- Improvement in cloud diagnostics
- Improved the security
- Source generators and analyzers have been added so it helps you produce better, safe, and higher performance code
- .NET 6 scores a 50% higher throughput than .NET 5
- Memory cache performance improved
- .NET 6 in memory single file app has been enabled for Windows and macOS. In .NET 5 this deployment type was limited to Linux