If you work in a professional environment, then you might have heard about Slack.
It is one of the most popular communication platforms for workplaces. In fact, depending on your job, it is your only form of social interaction.
In our office, Slack is pretty dormant when it is late, but one night, all my channels started firing up, one notification followed by another.
When I checked the notifications, everyone was doing the same thing, but in different words: Praising Blazor and the WASM module, WebAssembly. One of our web development teams started using Blazor that night, and for a lack of better words, they fell in love with the technology.
At first, I was a little surprised that professional developers would be so excited as to fire up my Slack, like a bunch of fireworks. After all, these were experienced professionals who have had to transition to new technologies several times throughout their careers.
But after thinking about it, I wasn’t too surprised. Blazor brings a lot of advantages to web application development that can’t be found elsewhere.
Let’s discuss some of these advantages.
New possibilities in developing web applications
To better explain why Blazor is such a big deal, we need to take a look at the current modus operandi of web development.
The state of web application development before Blazor
How Blazor resolves this problem
However, another significant benefit of Blazor is sharing code on both the client and server-side. Sharing the same language makes the process more efficient.
It is a huge advantage in web application development because it eliminates so many unnecessary steps from the development process. By sharing code on both the server and client-side, code only needs to be modified once, so developers don’t have to rewrite code twice, saving a lot of development time.
One of the biggest benefits of Blazor is that it makes Progressive Web Applications (PWAs) easier to develop. This is because Blazor runs in a memory safe sandbox that allows for applications to run as fast as their native counterparts. Blazor makes it much easier to develop progressive web applications that merge the benefits of native applications with the advantages of web applications.
Blazor for the win!
Blazor is not perfect. For example, server-side Blazor only runs as part of a .Net application. The use of SignalR limits the number of simultaneous connections, which means the application needs to be scaled, accordingly. However, there is no denying that Blazor has opened up a lot of advantages for web application development that was previously not possible.