Last post Dec 23, 2020 09:18 PM by bruce (sqlwork.com)
Dec 22, 2020 02:24 AM|prideu2_net|LINK
I've been a full stack developer for over 15 years. I started working on ASP.NET , MVC, then moved to AngularJS + Rest Services, and didn't move to REACT or Angular.
I came across Blazor WebAssembly and I loved it from the first time, and I implemented several enterprise applications during the last couple of months. Complex applications but for a small amount of internal users.
I now have the need to create a new application, this time it's public and for customers all around the world, with lots of data, searches, payment gateways, and so on. And having struggled with Blazor at some point, I have to ask you : Would you go with
this technology as it is? Or would it make more sense to use REACT (Angular, Vue, or any other)) with Rest services?
My main concern is if in terms of stability and performance , is this technology in your opinion ready to be used in something like that?
Thank you in advance for your opinions.
Dec 22, 2020 04:11 PM|bruce (sqlwork.com)|LINK
the main performance issue with Blazor is load time at startup as you probably already know. I'd say its mature enough to do a public facing WASM applications. Its main disadvantage compared to say React, is the amount of public support (example code) and
this party library support. if its world wide, you should have an idea of the browsers (probably mobile phones) that you need to support. what percent will require WASM emulation?
interop. But sharing logic and passing data to the server is easier.
Dec 22, 2020 06:40 PM|prideu2_net|LINK
Yes, I agree about the initial loading times, but with a nice preloader and given it's just once I think it's bearable. One thing I also found is that all components, such as Telerik, Radzen, Syncfusion are slower and less responsive than their corresponding
js/angular/react version. That's the reason why I mentioned the performance, if there's anything to WASM that's creating that "slowness" sensation.
I found myself building several components already available in REACT and most importantly , mature components, but like you say , interacting with JS is fairly simple. I even adapted Metronic and some other admin templates and I enjoyed working with Blazor
The application I need to build is like an Expedia or Booking (not as huge of course, but same idea) , and customers would be using both pcs and mobile forms. I know Iphones are OK, I don't know exactly if all android/chrome versions are able to run WASM
Dec 23, 2020 09:18 PM|bruce (sqlwork.com)|LINK
as for third party library support beyond Telerik, etc. see this article. I mostly agree (though time will tell)
note: my interest in Blazor is purely technical. I use react for all my applications.