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Blazor vs Retool: What are the differences?

Blazor: An experimental web UI framework using C#/Razor and HTML, running in the browser via WebAssembly. Blazor is a .NET web framework that runs in any browser. You author Blazor apps using C#/Razor and HTML; Retool: Build custom internal tools in minutes. Custom internal tools have the same building blocks. Retool gives you those building blocks, so you can build them much faster.

Blazor and Retool can be primarily classified as "Web App Builders" tools.

Blazor is an open source tool with 8.18K GitHub stars and 664 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Blazor's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of Blazor
Pros of Retool
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    Uses C#
  • 46
    No need to learn separate language or technology
  • 40
    Supports making a single page application
  • 37
    Tight integration with .NET project
  • 35
    Uses .NET standard library
  • 29
    Very little JavaScript required
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    Shared classes between client and server
  • 26
    No need to compile, bundle and deploy separately
  • 23
    Cross Platform
  • 20
    Has Server AND Client hosting models
  • 17
    Very easy JavaScript interop if required
  • 16
    Third party state management i.e. Blazor-State
  • 13
    App state can be managed singleton objects
  • 3
    Portable Code across Mobile, Web and Desktop
  • 1
    Work with Electron/MAUI
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    Cons of Blazor
    Cons of Retool
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      Initial load time
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      Hard to inject javascript
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      What is Blazor?

      Blazor is a .NET web framework that runs in any browser. You author Blazor apps using C#/Razor and HTML.

      What is Retool?

      Retool is the fast way to build internal tools. Drag-and-drop our building blocks and connect them to your databases and APIs to build your own tools, instantly. Built by developers, for developers. Trusted by startups and Fortune 500s.

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