This blog will examine the current status of Blazor, its features, and its preparedness for production use, before comparing it to one of the most popular frameworks, Angular.
Here is why you should choose Angular for your next web development project.
What is Blazor?
Features of Blazor
- Create progressive web applications (PWAs)
- Create and utilize C# components that may be reused.
- On the server side, full debugging is supported, whereas on the client-side, debugging is limited.
- Using the HTML DOM to connect data (limited two-way binding)
- In C#, you may share code between the client and the server.
- Client-side and server-side models
- For faster WebSocket connections, server-side rendering (also known as pre-rendering) is used.
- Doesn't require internet access (client-side WebAssembly only)
- All current web browsers, including mobile devices, are supported.
- Source code is freely available.
What is Angular?
Angular, unlike Blazor, has been around for a long time. Many major organisations use it since it is a production-ready framework with complete support for MVC/MVVM apps. Blazor, on the other hand, is always evolving and, despite its potential, does not yet have the maturity to compete with Angular.
Progressive web applications (PWAs) are supported by Angular, however Blazor server-side cannot be used as a PWA. The use of angular tooling is more practical.
Blazor VS Angular: A comparison
This is made possible by the framework's support for client-side MVC and MVVM, as well as internet application capabilities. With such a feature, the developer may create amazing SPAs in a short amount of time.
- Angular has been around for a long time, but Blazor is still in its infancy.
- Blazor requires an active connection for each client and stores the component state for each client on the server.
- Blazor now has scoped component styles as well as CSS isolation. In terms of Angular, tooling is at its most advanced stage.
For your next project, both Blazor and Angular are acceptable alternatives. It all boils down to a few factors:
Are you prepared to cope with some hiccups on the road using Blazor's newer, less mature platform?
Are you prepared to take the plunge and devote time to learning Angular in order to profit from a tried-and-true framework?
Are you a C# developer looking for a faster way to get started with contemporary web apps?