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Ask HN: Web development environments like native?
1 point by ssutch3 79 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments
I am looking for a web development environment/language/framework that gets as close as possible to the speed, productivity, and uniformity as native development in for example iOS. I find that I have limited time to work on side projects, and I would be much faster (and enjoy it much more) if I didn’t have to slog through the mud that is modern front end web development. There must exist some stack with a relatively decent language, UI framework, and build system, but I haven’t been able to find it or put it together.

Recently I tried Vue/Nuxt, but it lacks good Typescript (or other good language) support and lacks a UI framework (they exist, but they are ugly and/or huge). I’ve tried some other stacks but they generate massive file size which is unacceptable especially if you wish to serve mobile users.


Check out Blazor. I have no experience with it and in fact I'm quiet skeptical, this being Microsoft and all, but it looks like Microsoft is really intent on improving it.

There's an 8 hour Youtube video [0] of a virtual conference showing off its capabilities published just 2 days ago, and looks like the documentation is improving [1].

[0] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgneZz-4Foc

[1] https://dotnet.microsoft.com/apps/aspnet/web-apps/blazor/

Very interesting, I have not heard of this before. I will give it a try out. Thanks!

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