.NET 8 brings Native AOT to ASP.NET Core, but many frameworks and libraries rely on unbound reflection internally and thus cannot support this scenario yet. This is true for ORMs, too: EF Core and Dapper will only bring full support for Native AOT in later releases. In this post, we will implement a database access layer with Sessions using the Humble Object pattern to get a similar developer experience. We will use Npgsql as a plain ADO.NET provider targeting PostgreSQL.
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Originally introduced in .NET 7, Native AOT can be used with ASP.NET Core in the upcoming .NET 8 release. In this post, we look at the benefits and drawbacks from a general perspective and perform measurements to quantify the improvements on different platforms.
There are a lot of things going on in the background, when a Blazor WebAssembly application is being started. In some cases you might want to take a bit more control over that process. One example might be the wish to display a loading screen for applications that take some time for initial preparation, or when users are on a slow internet connection. However, in order to control something, we need to understand what is happening first. This article takes you down the rabbit hole of how a Blazor WASM application starts up.
Blazor WebAssembly is a powerful framework for building web applications that run on the client-side. With Project Fugu APIs, you can extend the capabilities of these apps to access new device features and provide an enhanced user experience. In this article, learn about the benefits of using Project Fugu APIs, the wrapper packages that are available for Blazor WebAssembly, and how to use them in your application.
Whether you’re a seasoned Blazor developer or just getting started, this article will help you add superpowers to your Blazor WebAssembly app.
ASP.NET Core Blazor is Microsoft’s framework for implementing web-based applications, aimed at developers with knowledge of .NET and C#. It exists alongside other frameworks such as ASP.NET Core MVC. About two and a half years after the release of Blazor WebAssembly and based on our experiences from many customer projects at Thinktecture, we want to have a close look at the following questions: What is the current state of the framework? How can you successfully use Blazor? And where does it have limitations?
If you are working with Blazor, gRPC is a big issue for transferring data from APIs to clients. One issue of developing with gRPC-Web is debugging the transmitted data because the data is in an efficient binary message format. In this article, I will show you how to solve this problem with the help of my NuGet.
The dependency injection system is a big part of how modern ASP.NET Core works internally: It provides a flexible solution for developers to structure their projects, decouple their dependencies, and control the lifetimes of the components within an application. In Blazor – a new part of ASP.NET Core – however, the DI system feels a bit odd, and things seem to work a bit differently than expected. This article will explain why this is not only a feeling but indeed the case in the first place and how to handle the differences in order to not run into problems later on.
Thinking and even recommending a monolithic architecture these days seems antiquated. While a microservices architecture clearly has its benefits, it also comes with drawbacks. Sometimes these drawbacks can be more significant than the benefits and might hinder your development, time-to-market, or your ability to maintain your application.
In general, you can divide template engines into two types. The relatively simple ones are using template strings with placeholders to be replaced by some concrete values. The other template engines can do everything the simple ones can but additionally provide means for control of the code flow, like if-else statements, loops, and further. In this article, I will focus on the latter by using the Razor engine inside a Blazor WebAssembly application.
With Blazor WebAssembly we are now able to create single-page applications (SPA) using C# and the ASP.NET Core Framework. When coming from ASP.NET Core MVC, you may ask yourself what .NET features are available, limited, or not available when running in the browser. One of them is logging, which is a basic means for debugging in both production environments and during development.