Microsoft has already stated that .NET Core is the future of .NET, which means that if you have not started, you will have to migrate your existing .NET Framework applications to .NET Core. In the future, we’ll discuss some of the reasons for this change and how to move forward with the new .Net Development Framework.
In the evolving world of software development tools, Microsoft has a proven track record of supporting the .NET ecosystem and has the entire set of accompanying products. That’s why the decision about .NET is a little surprising and welcoming as well.
If you haven’t heard, .NET 4.8 is the last version of the .NET Framework. After .NET Core 3.0 will be .NET 5.0, which means NET Core will cover dot NET. One of the main goals of the .NET Core is to validate the framework for uniform runtime on all platforms.
If you are interested in learning .NET now, Blazor is the technology you can focus on while building web applications. The Blazor comes in two forms – the Blazor server and the Blazor web assembly. Let’s start with the Blazor.
NOTE: Blazor is included as part of .NET 5.0. Thus, with Blazor on board, you have everything you need to develop a rich and modern web application. This article discusses how to get started with Blazor in .NET 5.0.
What is Blazor?
Microsoft Blazor is an open-source, cross-platform web user interface framework. Blazor is developed on a flexible component model that allows the development of a rich and interactive web user interface.
Why Use Blazor?
Blazor can make web development easy and more productive by providing full-stack web development using .NET. It runs in all browsers in real .NET runtime and has full .NET standard support where no plugins are required. The Blazor is fast, has reusable components, and is open source with large community support.
Blazor also supports features of the SPA Framework such as:
- Build-on during development
- Server-side Rendering
Getting Started with Blazor
- To create your first Blazor application, you need to install “ASP.NET Core Blazor Language Service Extension.”
- Install this extension, and it will be added to your VS 2017
- Open Visual Studio and select File >> New >> Project. After selecting a project, a new
project dialog will open. Select the .NET core in the Visual C # menu from the left side. After that select “ASP.NET Core Web Application” from the available project types. Name the project as Blazor Demo and press OK.
- After clicking OK, a new dialog will open asking you to select a project template. At the top left of the Window, you will see two drop-down menus. Chose “.NET Core” and “ASP.NET Core 2.0” from this drop-down list. Then select the “Blazor” template and press OK.
- Now, your first Blazor project will be created.
Complete Full-Stack Development with Blazor
As discussed earlier, the Blazor is available in two models: client-side and server-side. The client-side model runs through WebAssembly in the browser and updates the DOM there, while the server-side model puts the DOM model on the server and uses the pipeline to send the signals between the browser and the server.
Blazor offers you Three Hosting Models to Choose from:
You can deploy a complete Blazor application on the client-side without the need for server-side components. This type of deployment is useful for stable hosting on Azure Blob storage.
A client-side hosting model in which the entire application runs on a web browser using WebAssembly. The Blazor application, dependencies, and .NET or .NET core runtime are downloaded in the browser when launched. WebAssembly is a low-level assembly-like language supported in all modern web browsers, can be implemented in a sandbox environment, and provides relative performance.
This is a hosting model in which the application runs on the server using .NET Core. All communication between the server and the client takes place using WebSockets or SignalR. Since the Blazor Server app does not include downloading the entire app to a web browser, it gets faster with each request. However, the overall performance can be slow due to the round trip required to and from the server.
Difference between a Blazor and an MVC?
ASP.NET allows MVC web applications to be developed primarily on three logical levels –
M—-model [business level]
V —-width [layer width]
C—-controller [input control]
We can’t predict the future, but Microsoft can build the most productive framework for developing web applications. But as long as the Blazor is here, it is going to be a great Framework. Does it matter if Angular, React, and View are alive?
- Having the same language and framework on both sides, client and server, is significant.
- The most disappointing thing about the recent development of that front is the location of the fragmented open-source library.
Angular also relies heavily on third-party libraries, and your app will add many other dependencies. They change rapidly, go into new pop, others become old, usually poorly supported.
Moreover, with Blazor, .NET developers can take advantage of a single technology package to build the server-side and client-side of the application. As such, the Blazor offers both productivity growth and cost savings.
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