Coders Cafe - Blazor: Blazing A New Trail For .NET Web Developers - Shaun Walker


Blazor is a revolutionary single-page app framework for building interactive web apps with .NET Core. Client-side Blazor uses WebAssembly, an open web standard that does not require plugins in order to run natively in a web browser. Server-side Blazor uses SignalR to host your application on a web server and provide a responsive and robust debugging experience. Blazor applications work in all modern web browsers, including mobile browsers. In this session Shaun Walker will provide a deep dive on creating web applications with Blazor and will showcase a new modular application framework written using Blazor called Oqtane. Oqtane was originally conceived as a proof of concept to determine if Blazor would be capable of supporting a modular application framework. Taking inspiration from DotNetNuke, it utilizes many concepts from this pionering open source .NET CMS. Specifically it supports multi-tenancy, a fully dynamic page compositing model, designer friendly skins, extensibility via third party modules, and a familiar data model. That being said this was not a migration project; Oqtane was built from the ground up using modern .NET Core patterns and technology

Shaun Walker has 25+ years professional experience in architecting and implementing enterprise software solutions for private and public organizations. Shaun is the original creator of DotNetNuke, a Web Application Framework which is one of the pioneering open source software applications native to the Microsoft platform. He was one of the original founders of DNN Corp, a commercial software company providing products, services, and technical support for DotNetNuke, which raised 3 rounds of venture capital from top tier Silicon Valley investors. Based on his significant community contributions he has been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) as well as an ASPInsider for over 10 consecutive years. He was recognized by Business In Vancouver as a leading entrepreneur in their Forty Under 40 business awards, was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Outercurve Foundation, and is currently the Chairman of the Advisory Council for Microsoft's .NET Foundation. Shaun is currently a Technical Director and Enterprise Guildmaster at Cognizant Softvision.