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Web Development (.NET) Consulting

The Web has seen significant transformation over the years. Beginning with the first static website, which released almost three decades ago to today when sophisticated technologies display real-time information, the transformation has been spectacular. Microsoft’s contribution to Web and open source has been especially noteworthy. This company has been one of the pioneers in providing great web development technologies through .NET. Technologies like ASP.NET Web Forms, ASP.NET MVC, SignalR, Web API, Entity Framework, SQL Server and their latest ASP.NET Core that supports .NET Core. .NET Standard has gained a lot of traction and support from developer community. It should be noted that most of the frameworks listed above are now open source.

Our team of Consultants and Architects who are experts in .NET Consulting, Software Architecture, Design Principles and Patterns have decades of experience building secure and scalable web solutions using Microsoft’s web-stack technologies. Our experts provide an overall professional development experience by understanding your business requirements first and then building a solution based on your vision. We follow the Agile Development process and other development techniques like TDD, BDD or DDD depending on your business needs. Our experts have all the skills and expertise to build a top-notch solution for your organization.

ASP.NET

Microsoft offers various implementations of .NET in the form of .NET Framework, .NET Core, Mono, Unity, UWP, etc. For web development there are now two major frameworks that have been well adopted in the software development industry. Let’s examine these two frameworks more closely.

ASP.NET can be termed as a web development platform that provides multiple frameworks to build enterprise level scalable web applications and websites. Developers can choose the framework of their choice and create wonderful applications. Microsoft provides different tools and SDKs for development purpose. Each ASP.NET Framework has a different style of programming and development but all of them leverage the benefits and features of ASP.NET platform. Let’s take a brief look at each of those frameworks:

  • ASP.NET Web Forms: Web Forms is one of the oldest frameworks provided by the ASP.NET platform. It lets you create data-driven websites and web applications that have a rich user-interface. This framework provides many controls, events and components and creates a drag-and-drop event-driven development model.
  • ASP.NET MVC: MVC stands for Model-View-Controller, which is one of the most famous design patterns for creating powerful, testable and maintainable websites and web applications. It is quite different from the Web Forms model as it enables clean separation of concern, TDD and Agile development.
  • Web Pages: If you want to build a simple website, then ASP.NET Web Pages can prove to be a good option. Through Web Pages, we can build great static and dynamic websites that talk to a database. With decent knowledge and experience in HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Bootstrap and Razor, one can build elegant websites quickly that are simple and lightweight and with a rich UI.
  • Single Page Apps: SPA is basically a web application that loads a single HTML page and updates the same page to display information about a different page. This means that the page is not reloaded, rather the framework simply updates/refreshes a specific section of the page with new content through an AJAX request. Microsoft came up with its SPA templates in the year 2013 with ASP.NET MVC 4. Behind the scenes technologies like ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web API, KnockoutJS and Entity Framework were used to create a SPA.
  • Web API: ASP.NET Web API came as a big replacement for WCF. It helps us build RESTful HTTP services that can reach wide range on clients.
  • WebHooks: A WebHook also sometimes referred to as Reverse APIs is a technology that lets you subscribe to an event. When an event occurs, the subscribed client gets the required data in the form of a response. ASP.NET WebHooks is a lightweight HTTP publisher-subscriber pattern that notifies the client app when an event occurs. In case of an API, you have to send a request to receive a response. But in case of WebHooks, you simply subscribe to it and you receive a response when it is generated.
  • SignalR: A real-time application is one where data is received/displayed in real time. Real-time applications do not need to refresh the page to display new applications. Technologies like WebSocket and Comet were used for create real-time apps, but with the advent of SignalR the development experience has become better.

    SignalR is Microsoft’s new library for building real-time apps and allows bi-directional communication between server and client. It provides high-level and low-level APIs that can be used for connection management, grouping connections and much more. Behind the scenes, SignalR supports WebSockets, but gradually falls down to older techniques best compatible with the web browser.

ASP.NET Core

As the .NET Framework grew over the years, this framework became a go-to choice for developers, but there came a point where .NET saw a stagnant growth in developers’ interest. It was time for Microsoft to bring in something new that would help them move upwards from the inflection point. So they came up with .NET Core that would allow developers to move their focus from developing just windows-based applications to cross-platform applications. .NET Core is that latest framework in the market, which is written from the ground up. It is lean, modular and has a cross-platform CLR that allows application development for Windows, Linux and Mac. Yes, and you can make cool things happen, for example, by using Entity Framework on a Mac with Docker.

With the advent of .NET Core, came the new web framework ASP.NET Core. ASP.NET Core is a much leaner version of the ASP.NET Framework that allows developers to create modular next-generation web applications. Some of the benefits include extensive support for the latest JavaScript Frameworks, combined MVC and Web API Support, full support for .NET Core and .NET Standard, new project templates, new Razor Pages support, backward compatibility to run on .NET Framework 4.6.1 and much more that enable developers to build next generation cloud-friendly web apps.

ASP.NET Core promotes industry standard best practices and has a built in dependency injection mechanism. It has a lightweight, high-performance, and modular HTTP request pipeline. It also came up with easier dependencies and better CLI and Visual tooling that give developers a smooth development experience.

Microsoft’s ASP.NET and ASP.NET Core frameworks allow developers to build modern cloud and mobile friendly web applications. New JavaScript frameworks have deeply penetrated into this new web development world. Together using ASP.NET Core and various JavaScript frameworks like Angular, Aurelia, VueJS, React, etc., we can build some cool next generation apps that are fast, modular, mobile and cloud friendly. Cazton has a team of expert consultants and architects who are proficient in all the latest technologies and can help you build solutions that best suits your business needs.

How can Cazton help you with Web Development using .NET?

Cazton is one of those companies that provides consulting and training services for almost every Microsoft technology. Check out our .NET Consulting article for more details. Our team of experts include but not limited to Microsoft MVPs, former Microsoft, Google, IBM and Amazon employees. Our experts have years of hands-on experience building secured, robust and scalable solutions for Web, Mobile, Cloud, Desktop, Gaming, IOT, Mixed Reality and more.

Our network of professionals creates fast and responsive web apps using the latest Microsoft technologies like ASP.NET MVC Core, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web Forms, ASP.NET Web Pages and SignalR as well as latest JavaScript Frameworks like Angular, React, VueJS, Aurelia, Polymer, Ember, RiotJS and KnockoutJS. Our powerful and performant web applications provide extraordinary value to our clients and their customers. The modern web changes quickly, and our team is capable of fast adoption and integration of new technologies. Our products are built in extensible ways, with support for desktop and varied mobile browsers.

Our experienced and certified team of .NET Professionals include .NET Developers, .NET Consultants and .NET Architects. We can help you design and develop robust, customizable and flexible solutions that suits your business requirements. Our .NET Architects and API Experts know that powerful apps are backed by scalable APIs. We specialize in creating enterprise-level APIs to power your business. Our team of Top UX Professionals and Enterprise Development Experts create user friendly mobile and tablet solutions while maintaining scalability and performance.

Cazton is composed of technical professionals with expertise gained all over the world and in all fields of the tech industry and we put this expertise to work for you. We serve all industries, including banking, finance, legal services, life sciences & healthcare, technology, media, and the public sector. Check out some of our services:

Cazton has expanded into a global company, servicing clients not only across the United States, but in Europe and Canada as well. In the United States, we provide our consulting and training services across various cities like Austin, Dallas, Houston, New York, New Jersey, Irvine, Los Angeles, Denver, Boulder, Charlotte, Atlanta, Orlando, Miami, San Antonio, San Diego and others. Contact us today to learn more about what our experts can do for you.

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