Coming with a new enterprise of a web application is a tough task. Knowing that all the applications require some tasks in common, we often end up repeating ourselves. Today we can see many companies coming with their own libraries or application frameworks to accomplish these common tasks without repeating the common tasks. However, there are still some companies which copy certain parts of prevailing applications and build stat point for a new application.

Well, the first approach mentioned here is undoubtedly good and developing if your organization is big and has sufficient time to work on such frameworks.

Ever wondered, what if you can share more and repeat less? Imagine if instead of per company or per project, the DRY principle gets universally implemented. I accept that it sounds naïve but there should be a starting point.

Do you know about ASP.NET boilerplate framework?

Well, for those of you who don’t know, ASP.NET boilerplate framework is considered as the beginning of new modern day web applications. The ASP.NET web application framework is aimed to be a general purpose framework and a project model.

The web application framework makes use of familiar tools and implements best measures to avail you a SOLID development experience.

ASP.NET boiler plate framework

To understand what it does, let us understand the server-side and client-side individually.

Client Side

  • It avails project templates for multi-page Applications and Single-page applications.
  • The javascript libraries that are used often are configured and included by default.
  • It also has distinct APIs for certain common tasks like showing notifications and alerts, making AJAX requests, blocking UI etc.
  • By using dynamic Web API layer it creates dynamics javascript proxies. The same eventually call applications services with ease.

Server Side

  • It is based on the new Web API and ASP.NET MVC.
  • Flawlessly implements Domain Driven Design and layered architecture.
  • It also provides you space to develop compostable & reusable modules.
  • It implements & supports database migrations3

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Conclusion of ASP.NET boilerplate framework

The ASP.NET Web Application Framework comes with base interfaces, classes, and tools that give you ease in building large-scale applications. However, as it is said, nothing comes with all doom and all bloom. There’s a bit of each. Before you go with it, we just want you to know that it isn’t one of Rapid Application Development (RAD) tools which give you an infrastructure to develop applications without using codes.

Also, it isn’t a code generation tool. But yes, it comes with numerous other features that develop codes at run-time. Having said these, we just want to clarify that this impeccable framework isn’t an all-in-one offering of technology. However, the areas it serves, it is best for them. Few of the renowned tools that it uses include Castle Windsor as DI Container, Log4Net for logging, AngularJs for SPA framework and more.