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Blazor the Future of Web Development – Quick Guide

  • Post published:June 9, 2021

JavaScript has been among the top ten programming languages since 2000. It is because most web developers rely on Javascript for web development. However, there is a continuous decline in its popularity; it has fallen from the fourth position to the seventh position in the latest rankings. To understand this decline, it is necessary to understand how web development works.

Web Development and Future of Blazor?

Basically, web development can be divided into two parts namely ‘Server-side development’ and ‘Client-side development’. The languages used for server-side development are C#, Java, and PHP. Nonetheless, when it comes to Client-side development then web developers are bound to work on Javascript frameworks like Angular, React, and Vue. This makes the learning curve for web developers gigantic i.e. web developers are bound to master two sets of languages.

Future of Blazor

This gigantic learning curve has created much uneasiness for web developers. Nevertheless, web developers don’t need to worry anymore as Microsoft has offered a solution called ‘Blazor’ to this problem. With all this happening, the future of Blazor looks bright enough to light up web developer’s life.

Blazor’s Launch and its Application

Blazor is an open-source web framework initially released by Microsoft in 2018. It enables web developers to make web apps using C#, CSS, and HTML. It allows web developers to use their C# skills for server development as well as for client development. This saves web developers from a huge learning curve. To understand how Blazor minimizes the learning curve for web developers it is essential to understand its components.

Blazor application

Components of Blazor

The future of Blazor mainly lies on two components. These components are Blazor Web Assembly and Blazor Server.

1-Blazor Web Assembly

With Blazor, you can use any type of coding directly in the web browsers because it is coupled with Web Assembly. As Web Assembly supports all web browsers, you can also use other coding like CSS and HTML directly in all the modern browsers.

The Blazor Web Assembly model is called the Client-Side hosting model and this model allows apps to run directly on the browser without any plugins.

2- Blazor Server

Blazor Server is also called the Server hosting model. This model makes apps run on the server under asp.Net core. Blazor makes use of SignalR to establish a connection between the client and Blazor Server. The functioning of Blazor Server is different from other servers such that in response to an action it never sends the entire HTML back to the client. It extracts the difference from the generated HTML (this difference is known as “diff”) and utilizes this difference to update the user interface. Since only “diff” is used to update the user interface the application feels faster and more responsive.

Blazor vs Angular

Angular is the most widely used Javascript framework for client-side development. At this point, it is simply unjust to compare Angular with Blazor because Blazor is in its infancy while Angular is a fully developed platform.

blazor vs angular

However, let us still compare some of their features to know more about the future of Blazor.

FeaturesAngularBlazor
DevelopmentFully DevelopedIn infancy
PluginsRequiredNot required
Learning CurveHugeMinimal
CodingDifficult due to being verboseEasy coding because of C#
Active ConnectionNot requiredRequired on client’s side

Final Say

Blazor is in its infancy and it will take some time for its complete development. Symbian OS which once ruled in the world of mobile phones is now nowhere to be seen because it lacked innovation, same is the case with various coding languages.

Meanwhile, all this hints at the bright future of Blazor. As Blazor promises innovation that is why it has a bright future in web development and it will give tough time to its competitors like Angular in near future.