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Blazor

An experimental web UI framework using C#/Razor and HTML, running in the browser via WebAssembly
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What is Blazor?

Blazor is a .NET web framework that runs in any browser. You author Blazor apps using C#/Razor and HTML.
Blazor is a tool in the Low Code Platforms category of a tech stack.
Blazor is an open source tool with 9.3K GitHub stars and 691 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Blazor's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Blazor?

Companies
5 companies reportedly use Blazor in their tech stacks, including Durstexpress GmbH, Scopeland Technology GmbH, and Weland Solutions AB.

Developers
185 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Blazor.

Blazor Integrations

C#, .NET, WebAssembly, ABP Commercial, and FluentValidation are some of the popular tools that integrate with Blazor. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with Blazor.
Pros of Blazor
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Uses C#
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No need to learn separate language or technology
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Supports making a single page application
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Uses .NET standard library
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Tight integration with .NET project
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No need to compile, bundle and deploy separately
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Very little JavaScript required
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Third party state management i.e. Blazor-State
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App state can be managed singleton objects
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Shared classes between client and server
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Components
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Very easy JavaScript interop if required
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Has Server AND Client hosting models

Blazor's Features

  • Uses only the latest web standards
  • No plugins or transpilation needed
  • A component model for building composable UI
  • Routing
  • Layouts
  • Forms and validation
  • Dependency injection
  • JavaScript interop
  • Live reloading in the browser during development
  • Server-side rendering
  • Full .NET debugging both in browsers and in the IDE
  • Rich IntelliSense and tooling
  • Ability to run on older (non-WebAssembly) browsers via asm.js
  • Publishing and app size trimming

Blazor Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Blazor?
React
Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
Vaadin
It is the fastest way to build web applications in Java. It automates the communication between your server and the browser and gives you a high-level component API for all Vaadin components
Xamarin
Xamarin’s Mono-based products enable .NET developers to use their existing code, libraries and tools (including Visual Studio*), as well as skills in .NET and the C# programming language, to create mobile applications for the industry’s most widely-used mobile devices, including Android-based smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Flutter
Flutter is a mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android.
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Blazor's Followers
311 developers follow Blazor to keep up with related blogs and decisions.