Chris Sainty

Information & Communications Technology

Blazor ASP.NET Core

Norwich, England, United Kingdom

Chris Sainty

Microsoft MVP, Principal Software Engineer & Writer

Chris is a Microsoft MVP, author, and principal software engineer with over 15 years experience with ASP.NET. He works at Deployed, a female founded startup, leading the engineering team.

Passionate about sharing his knowledge with the community, he regularly writes both for his own blog as well as others—such as Visual Studio magazine, Progress Telerik, and StackOverflow. This passion for blogging led to his current focus, writing Blazor in Action with Manning publications.He also maintains several popular open source projects under the GitHub organisation, Blazored. When not tapping on a keyboard, Chris is a keen speaker, having delivered talks at both user groups and conferences all over the world (virtually).

You can find Chris online at his blog chrissainty.com and on Twitter as @chris_sainty.

Current sessions

Building next generation web apps with Blazor

The widespread adoption of WebAssembly, by all major browsers, has opened the world of front-end development to languages other than JavaScript. The platform leading the charge is Blazor - a new client-side UI framework from the Microsoft ASP.NET team. Blazor allows developers to write client-side applications using C# which runs inside the browser without needing plugins or transpilation - how cool is that!

In this code-focused session, we'll explore the Blazor platform. Starting with the fundamentals, we'll look at how to organise our applications for better maintainability. Then we'll look at how to handle user input using forms and validation. We'll then explore some more advanced topics such as JavaScript interop and authentication and authorisation.


What is Blazor? And why’s it so exciting?

What started as a prototype in 2017 has become one of the hottest technologies in the .NET ecosystem. Blazor is Microsoft’s new front-end framework for building single page applications using C#, not JavaScript. That’s right, C# running in your browser. No plugins, transpilation or voodoo magic involved - just web standards.

In this talk, you'll learn all about this game changing platform and how it brings choice back into front-end development.

Starting from the beginning, you'll explore Blazor's flexible architecture and it's different rendering modes. You'll learn how C# code is able to run in the browser via a technology called WebAssembly. You'll also cover Blazor's component model, syntax, project types and more.

By the end you'll have a solid understanding of what Blazor is and how it could be the last framework you'll ever need!