Web developers and web development services the world over agree that ASP.NET is an amazing web framework for creating enterprise-grade websites and web applications. Being a popular web framework ASP.NET supports numerous front-end and back-end frameworks. ASP.NET which is a part of the .NET framework is different from ASP.NET Core. Microsoft had developed ASP.NET as a fully featured framework for creating dynamic websites, web applications, and web services. Those who want to build enterprise-level apps on Windows can have a complete programming model from ASP.NET. This is a CLR (Common Language Runtime) based web framework and the applications can be written in either of the .NET languages including C#, VB.NET, and F#. The server-side scripting capability provided by ASP.NET enables the creation of powerful web apps. ASP.NET Development Services find the task of deploying scalable and high-performing applications much easier when ASP.NET is used as the web framework. This is mainly because of new and extended features that are updated regularly.
- ASP.NET Web Forms
- ASP.NET MVC
- ASP.NET Web Pages
- ASP.NET Web API
- ASP.NET Signal R &
- ASP.NET AJAX
Top Front-End and Back-End ASP.NET Frameworks
Advantages of ASP.NET
ASP.NET is very much user-friendly and the ASP Library provides the code for creating web elements and developing functionality. The applications that are developed with ASP.NET are fit for cross-platform deployment and also the apps can be used on any browser. Apart from ensuring secure environment for app creation, ASP.NET extends a secure authentication system to its users. Web applications that are developed using ASP.NET never compromise on performance, scalability, and compatibility. Being open-source, the .NET Foundation as also the large community of developers provides support to the users of ASP.NET.
Our ASP.NET Development Company India had identified the top front-end and back-end frameworks for ASP.NET and in this article, we discuss those front-end and back-end frameworks one by one.
Front-End Frameworks for ASP.NET
Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets (SASS) is a widely used extension of CSS (Cascade Style Sheets). It is used as a pre-processor scripting language for writing extendable, easily maintainable, and also modular code. The amazing features and functionalities of Sass make the development of websites and apps considerably easier. Its outstanding features include looping, nesting, and usability of variables and mix-ins within the code. These features make coding much easier. Sass makes it easier for app developers to maintain clean, neat code. In ASP.NET the Sass files are recognized and compiled into CSS files by way of configuring the project build system. In this process third-party frameworks like Gulp, Grunt, and Web-pack are also used so that the developers can create tasks and execute them to compile Sass into CSS. Developers normally use the command line to download and install Sass.
Advantages of using Sass in ASP.NET development projects:
(a) Sass helps to create optimized code for high performance. Ultimately this makes the application faster and more responsive.
(b) In the case of large projects Sass makes the code more readable and understandable by way of enabling the developers in a well-structured and more organized way.
(c) The automation tools provided by Sass simplify the development process and also make the process quicker. The features like functions and variables enable the developers to write the code in a better way.
(d) The various features provided by Sass help customization of the applications. Features such as color functions, nesting, and custom selectors facilitate the creation of powerful and awesome designs.
(e) Sass ensures Cross-Browser Compatibility. The code which is written with the help of Sass will be compatible with different browsers. Ultimately the application will function smoothly across multiple platforms.
In web applications, Bower serves as a package manager. Our ASP.NET Development Company India uses Bower to properly manage different components of the web such as libraries, frameworks, and assets, and keep track of them. Also, we make use of Bower to install and uninstall various components in the project and also update them.
Developers who want to use Bower in ASP.NET will install the Bower Package Manager for Visual Studio and use the same to manage the packages either from the command line or from the Package Manager Console. ASP.NET Development Services also use Bower for resolving dependencies automatically and downloading the packages for the project.
Advantages of Bower
(i) Bower facilitates quick and easy installation of packages into the ASP.NET application with minimal setup and configuration.
(ii) Bower automatically manages dependencies between packages so that manual managing is not required. Thus upgrading packages will be easier.
(iii) By way of detecting and installing updates for packages automatically, Bower avoids manual updating and thereby saves time.
(iv) Bower enables customization of the packages in the application. Since the developer can select and pick the suitable components he can easily tailor the app to specific requirements.
(v) Bower helps the developer to maintain the application up to date always by keeping track of changes over time and rolling back to earlier versions whenever necessary.
Bower is downloaded and installed using the official method explained by its builders.
Advantages of Jasmine:
(i) Jasmine is a flexible code-testing framework. Developers can customize the tests for specific needs.
(ii) Jasmine allows testing process automation and as a result, it will be quite easy to test all aspects of ASP.NET applications. Ultimately requirement of time and effort will be less.
(iii) Jasmine is easy to understand and simple to use so that test cases created by developers will be accurate. This will facilitate thorough and error-free testing of the code.
(iv) Jasmine ensures optimal performance of ASP.NET web applications and assures accurate results within the shortest period of time. Issues if any can be quickly identified and addressed.
(v) App developers are able to quickly identify and fix bug in their code thanks to the very powerful debugging feature of Jasmine.
Jasmine is downloaded and installed in the ASP.NET development environment using the official method.
Advantages of Karma
(i) Karma is a highly efficient test runner that runs parallel tests so as to save time and resources. Karma is ideal for large enterprise-level ASP.NET applications.
(ii) Karma is flexible and easily customizable. Karma can be configured to run multiple types of tests like unit tests, integration tests, and end-to-end tests. Karma can run the test on different browsers and devices.
(iii) Karma allows easy automation of tests. Tests can be either triggered manually or set up to run on a schedule. Karma integrates with integration tools like Jenkins and easily automates the tests in the production environment.
(iv) Large community of users and contributors helps Karma users to fix any issues.
Karma is downloaded and installed in the ASP.NET development environment using the official method.
Advantages of Bootstrap:
(i) Bootstrap helps to create of responsive websites that appear great on all types of devices and all screen sizes. Bootstrap automatically makes the design fit the device.
(ii) Bootstrap components are easily customizable and they can be tailored quickly so as to meet the specific needs of an application.
(iii) The pre-built components of Bootstrap such as tables, buttons, forms, and navigation bars can be quickly added to the ASP.NET application.
(iv) Bootstrap components are cross-browser compatible.
(v) Bootstrap components are consistent across browsers.
(vi) Wide range of Bootstrap documentation is available online.
Bootstrap is downloaded and installed into the ASP.NET development environment using the official method.
Advantages of Angular.JS:
(I) Angular.JS enables easy integration with existing ASP.NET applications so that the components can be easily incorporated into the project.
(ii) It is a robust framework for developing web applications quickly.
(iii) Reusable components help reduce the time for development and ensure consistency of the application.
(iv) Developers who use Angular.JS are able to create user-friendly applications that are of amazing quality.
(v) Angular.JS provides powerful testing tools.
Angular.JS is downloaded and installed into the ASP.NET development environment using the official method.
Advantages of Grunt:
(i) Grunt helps to define and automate various tasks like Minification, compilation, and testing.
(ii) Grunt easily integrates with other tools like Yeoman and Bower to streamline the development process and automate various tasks.
(iii) Grunt facilitates customization of the process by defining the tasks and configurations.
Grunt is downloaded and installed into the ASP.NET development environment using the official method.
While developing modern web applications Yeoman serves as a scaffolding tool. Yeoman generates an ASP.NET project scaffold. This includes the basic folder structure, build automation, and starter templates for applications such as MVC, Web API, and Signal R. Yeoman is also used for installing libraries and frameworks like Bootstrap, jQuery, and Knockout.js. Yeomen create project templates very quickly and also get the ASP.NET application up and running very quickly.
Advantages of Yeomen:
(i) Yeomen is a very fast scaffolding tool.
(ii) Yeomen allows the creation of custom templates for a new project.
(iii) Yeomen easily integrates with other tools such as Grunt and Bower.
(iv) Yeomen is easy to use and has a simple and intuitive interface.
Yeomen is downloaded and installed into the ASP.NET development environment using the official method.
9. Semantic UI
Advantages of Semantic UI:
(I) Semantic UI is based on natural language principles so that users find it easy to understand and use it in the web application.
(ii) Responsive design of Semantic UI enables it to adjust automatically to the size and type of the device.
(iii) Semantic UI is easily customizable.
(iv) Extensive documentation of Semantic UI enables the users to easily learn and use this framework.
Semantic UI is downloaded and installed into the ASP.NET development environment using the official method.
Back-End Frameworks for ASP.NET
1. ASP.NET WEB API
ASP.NET WEB API is a popular back-end platform to build services that can reach a wide range of clients including mobile devices and browsers. The services that are created using ASP.NET Web API will support app HTTP methods including GET, POST, PUT, and DELETE. It can also be used to build services such as URIs, content types, request/response headers, versioning and various types of media.
ASP.NET Web API is part of the ASP.NET web development technology stack and hence the users need not download or install this framework.
2. ASP.NET MVC
This back-end framework was developed by Microsoft and it implements the MVC (Model – View – Controller) pattern. This is the alternative to the ASP.NET Web Forms pattern which is traditional. The MVC pattern is for the separation of the application into three components – the model, the view, and the controller. ASP.NET MVC helps to build web applications that are data-driven and dynamic.
ASP.NET MVC is part of the ASP.NET web development technology stack and hence the users need not download or install this framework.
3. Sharp Tests Ex
This is a testing framework for ASP.NET applications. Using this framework the developers create tests for their apps easily and quickly. For creating tests Sharp Tests Ex provides a simple syntax. Also, it supports data-driven tests and parameterized tests, and running tests in parallel. A powerful assertion library is also provided for testing objects and data.
4. Signal R
This is an open-source library for ASp.NET and facilitates real-time communication between the client and the server. The process of adding real-time communication to the applications is simplified by Signal R. It is used to build applications such as real-time dashboards, chat apps, gaming, and collaboration tools.
Signal R is part of the core libraries in ASP.NET and so this need not be downloaded and installed. However, Signal R Nuget packages can be downloaded from the official Nuget repository.
This open-source lightweight web framework enables developers to build web applications and services using the MVC pattern. Nancyfx runs on the .NET framework, Mono, and more. Those who want to use Nancyfx have to install the Nancyfx NuGet package.
Developers can get Nancyfx from the official repository using the command line in the ASP.NET environment.
This is a unit testing framework for the .NET framework. This is used to write and run tests that ensure that the codes behave as expected.
Use the command line in the ASP.NET development environment to get XUnit from the official Nuget repository.
7. Auto Mapper
Auto Mapper is widely used in ASP.NET applications to create mappings between different types of objects without writing the code manually.
Use the command line in the ASP.NET development environment to get Auto Mapper from the official Nuget repository.
This is an open-source logging library for .NET applications. This provides a logging abstraction layer. This enables the developers to configure easily and switch between different frameworks. It allows the simultaneous use of multiple logging frameworks.
Use the command line in the ASP.NET development environment to get Common. Logging from the official Nuget repository.
9. Service stack
This is an open-source library for .NET that helps to generate test data for unit tests automatically. Autofixture quickly creates objects and collections of objects that can be used in the tests. It is also used to generate anonymous test data. For integration tests, Autofixture populates a database with test data.
Autofixture can be obtained as a Nuget package using Visual Studio or as a standalone Nuget file from the official Autofixture repository.
This is an ASP.NET library that provides caching and concurrency control for Web API services. ETags, Last Modified Dates, and other HTTP caching headers are added to Web API responses using CacheCow. It also provides an in-memory and Redis-backed cache system for caching responses.
CacheCow is available as a NuGet package and can be easily integrated into ASP.NET Web API projects.
Redis is used as a cache, message broker, and database. It is an open-source in-memory data structure store. This is used for storing frequently accessed data which are to be quickly retrieved. Redis helps to improve performance by improving scalability, caching data, and providing access to data outside the application. Redis is used for storing session states, user preferences, and cache database queries. It will also function as a message broker for web hooks, notifications, and distributed events.
Quartz.NET is an open-source framework for job scheduling. It is an open-source full-featured library and is suitable for small apps and large-scale enterprise systems. For short-term jobs to long-term schedules, Quartz.NET will schedule anything. Those who hire ASP.NET Developers India are likely to see Quartz.NET being used in their ASP.NET applications for scheduling and running various background tasks like data processing, emailing, and running maintenance tasks. Web developers also use Quartz.NET for triggering a web request to refresh cached data. Quartz.NET can be obtained as a Nuget package from the official NuGet package repository.
14. Windsor Container
ASP.NET Development Services use Windsor Container to manage dependencies between objects in an application. It is an IoC (Inversion of Control) container for the .NET platform. Developers of our ASP.NET Development Company India use Windsor Container for registering the components in the container. Subsequently, the components will be resolved and injected into other objects as required. Windsor Container improves the maintainability and testability of code in ASP.NET applications by way of making explicit and configurable dependencies between objects. It will enable the application developers to swap out components easily with alternate implementations like mock objects for unit testing.
The command line in the ASP.NET development environment can be used to get Windsor Container from the official Nuget repository.
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