Why Microsoft Blazor is the best choice to build a web app

By August 20, 2020Articles

What makes for great technology in web application development?

A friend of mine asked this question, and it led to a two-hour long debate that saw the lasagna grow cold and the crumble untouched. 

As a software developer, I used to think about this question a lot. Now, as someone who runs a software development business, I think about it all the time. 

When discussing useful frameworks in web application development, one feature that comes to everyone’s minds is raw technical capability. What can be done with this technology? This thinking has guided software development for the last decade, and it is one of the reasons why Javascript is the preferred choice for developing web apps (not to be confused with mobile apps). 

Now, I believe we are seeing a shift in this thinking. Instead of asking what can be done, developers are asking how easy is it to use. In an age where powerful web application development platforms are just a fingertip away, capability is no longer as important as it once was, now the focus is on how quickly the work can be done.

You see, technical prowess is great, but it often comes at a price. It means more effort required, more time needed and further delays in getting the work done. At a time when people are used to getting what they want in seconds, this is just unacceptable. 

So it is no longer a question of what it can do, but rather, how fast can it be done. Efficiency is now one of the most important indicators of how great a web development application is, which is why I have come to believe that Microsoft Blazor is one of the best web application technologies available.

Why is Microsoft Blazor the best?

One of the reasons why Microsoft Blazor is one of the best web application technologies is that it saves developers a lot of time. 

While Javascript has become difficult and unwieldy to use, Microsoft Blazor eliminates so many tedious steps. For example, the option to write the same code on the client-side and the server-side. This means developers don’t have to write code in two different languages. The same code that can be used on the server (C#), can also be used on the client-side. 

Since Microsoft Blazor can load .Net into single-page applications, it allows developers to use existing .NET libraries and share code. So, instead of having to write brand new code for every single application, developers can reuse existing code, which saves a lot of time.

Besides reusing code, Microsoft Blazor allows developers to reuse UI components from different vendors like DevExpress and SyncFusion, which reduces development work significantly. 

In addition to using .Net APIs, developers can use Javascript without getting bogged down in its is complexity. While it is true that Javascript has become difficult to understand as a programming language, there is still a vast library of code and functions that developers can make use of. 

Microsoft Blazor allows developers to make full use of Javascript. This is known as Javascript interop because it allows developers to make full use of the Javascript ecosystem. Of course, this means developers still have to know a bit of Javascript when working on a web application, but the language is no longer a must like it used to be.

Furthermore, thanks to Blazor, developers now have access to .Net and Javascript for any project. It is a massive library of code and functions to choose from when working on web applications, and it makes development work far more efficient, allowing developers to do far more in less time, instead of coding everything from scratch.

The future of web application development

I believe that the future of web application development is heading for an exciting future because of Blazor. As more developers adopt the framework, we are going to see gradual changes in the quality and quantity of web applications. 

Blazor is paving the way for more sophisticated applications, without increasing the amount of time spent developing them. This is because it allows developers to be more flexible, breaking down silos and paving the way for new innovations. Given time, we will see developers do far more with less, making Microsoft Blazor one of the best choices for building a web applications.