We are now moving into a world full of intelligent and fast-paced applications. Web development as such has taken a backseat. With that shift in the needs and focus, the expectations are that the applications should be built such that they are highly robust, scalable, and stable in the long-run. So, as a developer, technologist, or project manager, how do you ensure that your application has strong roots and a secure future? If you are going for a single page application, your prime choice should be ASP .NET Core. Why and How? Let us look at the answers one by one.
What is Single Page Application and Web Development
A single page application is essentially a web application – replacing the traditional desktop applications. Interestingly enough, they are never confined to single devices for run-time. Single-page applications run within desktop browsers and do not need multiple pages to open. This saves users from reloading which essentially eliminates unnecessary wait times. Gmail, Facebook, and GitHub are some common and prominent examples of SPAs.
Some of the key advantages of SPAs include – streamlined development, no need to write the code for render pages, ease of debugging, faster investigation of page elements and data, etc.
Using the SPA framework with ASP.NET Core
ASP.NET Core is a prime choice today for most developers. It offers a compact code and flexible deployment. There are various ways you can use the two in combination. Some popular ones include:
Middleware for Angular and React, Direct build up into ASP.NET Core project, and Integration of the SPA framework into the project. Let us look at each of these ones at a time.
Using SPA Middleware: Use Visual Studio to build the approach in the new project template. (See the image below)Image source
SPA Subdirectory approach
This involves integrating ASP.NET Core into the traditional MVC application and keeping a separate folder for integration into the two projects. (See image below.)Image source: https://res.infoq.com/articles/spa-asp-dotnet-core-3/en/resources/1Single-Page-Applications-AspNet-3-1569234784297.jpg
Integrating a SPA into ASP.Net Core
The only disadvantage of this combination is that it entails a few major gaps in the documentation. Hence, developers need to be a little extra mindful of covering them. Lacking support in terms of tooling can be regarded as another limitation here.
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