Web development has advanced at an immense rate. There are constant additions and changes in existing tools, mechanisms, and frameworks. JavaScript has been the most sought preference for web developers until very recently. But with Microsoft taking the floor, Blazor has also paced up as a choice for web development.

Can Microsoft’s Blazor Compete with AngularJs and React?

Let’s analyze Angular, React, and Blazor to know the answer to the above question.

 Angular JS

Introduced by Google in 2012, Angular JS is one of the most versatile and structured JavaScript frameworks. With an efficient infrastructure and powerful features to build single-page applications, Angular has been used for many popular sites and platforms.

Being a single-page application directive, it offers a smooth way to glide between various views. The routing of Angular loads the consequent content on the same page. This is something Developers do look for. Angular works on POJO (Plain Old JavaScript Objects) model with an MVC (Model View Controller) pattern. The former prevents the hassle of adding additional elements to bind with extra data. The latter architecture splits the components into three parts- model part, view part, and controller which helps in managing the applications easily.

It is a new client-side framework that makes Angular easy and versatile. Data between the view and the model is very dynamically bound by a string two-way binding method. By the use of DOM (Document Object Model) manipulation, Angular can aid the decoupling of any application logic. Angular is easy to comprehend, unlike the complex interfaces of JavaScript. And yes, it has your back every second. The amazing community support that you achieve for the slightest of issues is unmatchable.

React

Very recently, React has become a developer’s one of the most favorite frameworks to work for a better front-end.

The components of React are written in JSX, an extension of JavaScript syntax. JSX very much works as a combination of JavaScript + XML, which makes it very convenient for web developers. Like Angular, it is a component-based library that functions by the Model-View-Controller design. React offers a pretty strong event handling mechanism. Its event system is compatible with the W3C object model and wrapped via Synthetic

Event. When drawn a comparison with other cross web-interfaces, React is very much fast. To deal with real-time data, use immutable data structures and enable high-performance presentation layers in your application, React can be a suitable option.

One-way data binding and the virtual DOM characteristics set it apart from most other frameworks like Angular. Virtual DOM is a lighter version of a real DOM. A virtual copy of an original DOM is created. With the integration of the unidirectional flow of data, the DOM gets automatically updated. It uses batched updated operations, observable checking, and updating of the subtree to carry out its functions.

Blazor

Recently developed by Microsoft. Blazor is a web framework that enables you to make web-based applications via C# and HTML. The term has been coined from the words Browser and Razor. Razor i.e. ASP.NET programming code to embed them into web pages.

Like most other frameworks, Microsoft finally came up with an open-source framework to pace up with other developing interfaces. It offers two new and strong hosting models – Blazor WebAssembly and Blazor Server, (both client and server-side hosting model). Both the ends are bridged via SignalR connection.

This enables your application to connect to a hub and send and receive commands. Blazor has been designed with in-built CSS isolation. This means at the time of run time. It brings forward a good distinction between CSS cascading and specific CSS selectors.

Will Blazor be able to take over?

Since its inception, Blazor has raised this question among many developers and enterprises.

C# and JavaScript are different languages. Depending upon your proficiency or that of your team, you can opt for Blazor or JavaScript. Your choice heavily depends on the learning comfort and style. This keeping in mind that people get comfortable with a particular set of tools and switching unviably, is not a good option. All these three are very different in their processes of deployment. Since Angular and React are mostly made of static components, which do not require dynamic processing. Blazor can be deployed statically but that varies as per the cases. If you choose to host via ASP.NET\ application, it can successfully work for Blazor Web Assembly and not Server.

All three are very well backed up with third-part tools and commercial support. Kendo UI and KendoReact for Angular and Telerik UI in the case of Blazor offer assistance. To talk about the functioning ecosystem, React has a package for almost everything you try to implement. Blazor is relatively new on the block but has launched 5 of its new editions and is still counting. Community support offered by all three is a pretty large community of web developers contributing and building.

It solely depends on your team’s proficiency, adaptability, and project requirements. Selecting either of them will give you good results.