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Blazor vs Microsoft PowerApps: What are the differences?

What is Blazor? An experimental web UI framework using C#/Razor and HTML, running in the browser via WebAssembly. Blazor is a .NET web framework that runs in any browser. You author Blazor apps using C#/Razor and HTML.

What is Microsoft PowerApps? Build professional-grade apps the easy way. It is a suite of apps, services, connectors and data platform that provides a rapid application development environment to build custom apps for your business needs. Using Power Apps, you can quickly build custom business apps that connect to your business data stored either in the underlying data platform (Common Data Service) or in various online and on-premises data sources (SharePoint, Excel, Office 365, Dynamics 365, SQL Server, and so on).

Blazor and Microsoft PowerApps can be primarily classified as "Low Code Platforms" tools.

Some of the features offered by Blazor are:

  • Uses only the latest web standards
  • No plugins or transpilation needed
  • A component model for building composable UI

On the other hand, Microsoft PowerApps provides the following key features:

  • Provide professional developers the tools to seamlessly extend app capabilities with Azure Functions and custom connectors to proprietary or on-premises systems
  • Give everyone the power to build the apps they need with advanced functionality previously only available to professional developers—including pre-built AI components
  • Empower your team to start building and launching apps right away using pre-built templates, drag-and-drop simplicity, and quick deployment—then roll out continuous improvements as needed

Blazor is an open source tool with 8.74K GitHub stars and 682 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Blazor's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of Blazor
Pros of Microsoft PowerApps
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    Uses C#
  • 19
    No need to learn separate language or technology
  • 17
    Supports making a single page application
  • 17
    Uses .NET standard library
  • 16
    Tight integration with .NET project
  • 12
    No need to compile, bundle and deploy separately
  • 10
    Very little JavaScript required
  • 8
    Shared classes between client and server
  • 5
    Components
  • 5
    Third party state management i.e. Blazor-State
  • 5
    App state can be managed singleton objects
  • 4
    Very easy JavaScript interop if required
  • 3
    Has Server AND Client hosting models
  • 2
    Cross Platform
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    Cons of Blazor
    Cons of Microsoft PowerApps
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      Initial load time
    • 2
      Hard to inject javascript
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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.

      What is Microsoft PowerApps?

      It is a suite of apps, services, connectors and data platform that provides a rapid application development environment to build custom apps for your business needs. Using Power Apps, you can quickly build custom business apps that connect to your business data stored either in the underlying data platform (Common Data Service) or in various online and on-premises data sources (SharePoint, Excel, Office 365, Dynamics 365, SQL Server, and so on).

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