What is Blazor and why is it awesome?
If you want to know all about the new project Blazor and it’s awesomeness, then read this post!
Before learning about Blazor, let’s get familiar with WebAssembly. In 2015, WebAssembly is introduced as a compressed binary code assortment designed to target complications on the web – on the server as well as a client-side. Using this specification for the browser, numerous companies have designed projects with a high-level programming language and Microsoft team has used WebAssembly to initiate the Blazor project. Until now Blazor was experimental but just recently Blazor WebAssembly is officially released by Microsoft and ready for production use.
What is Blazor?
Blazor is based on the .NET web framework. It uses the WebAssembly setup with Mono to create a smooth UI environment in the client’s web browser. It enables .NET framework programmers to develop highly functional and modern web applications.
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Blazor components are written into C# classes and later on build over .NET assemblies. The .NET assemblies are responsible for output and input functions and manage user events while maintaining the UI. The Blazor components can work as a container to keep all the shared, reused, and distributed over multiple apps.
.razor extension that holds the HTML elements along with the C# code which is responsible for event management and HTML rendering.
What Makes Blazor Awesome?
Single or Multiple Applications
One Programming Language
With Blazor WebAssembly, you can write front-end code in one programming language – C#. That means developers just need to learn one programming language to create a dynamic web application. This single feature has multiple benefits, especially if you are running a Blazor project.
Effortless Code Sharing
Blazor is awesome because it enables developers to easily share code at the frontend and backend side. That implies you can share the hosting model and need to only write it once. Additionally, if you ever have to modify code, then you just have to make a modification at one side and it will eventually reflect on both the sides.
Rendering of Server-Side
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Right now, Blazor is officially released and ready for production use. Visit https://blazor.net/. All current modern browser now support WebAssembly. You can debug your project using Chrome and the new Edge browser with familiar tools like VS Code and Visual Studio. Blazor look promising and within time, it’s going to be even more awesome.