Five-Project Series

Employee Management System with Blazor Server you own this product

prerequisites
intermediate Blazor • basic HTML/CSS • basic SQL Server
skills learned
set up page layouts with MudBlazor • set up a UI using MudBlazor and HTML with CSS • run background tasks in Blazor • update displayed values when data changes • set up a test environment with xUnit and bUnit • set up a database on Azure • publish the platform on Azure
Taurius Litvinavicius
5 weeks · 6-8 hours per week average · INTERMEDIATE

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In this series of liveProjects, you’ll create a farm management web application for Budzykfarm that will track the staff’s schedules and performance. Your task is to implement the main features while also setting up the structure for additional features to be added in the future. Leveraging tools including MudBlazor, Entity Framework (EF) Core, and SQL Server, you’ll lay out the system’s pages and add data input, identity verification, time tracking, and logging functionality to the pages. Then you’ll prepare the application for use in the real world by building a test environment using testing tools xUnit and bUnit, then publish the platform to Azure. When you’re done, you’ll have gained valuable skills for creating a fully functional, real-world Blazor application from start to finish.

These projects are designed for learning purposes and are not complete, production-ready applications or solutions.

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Taurius Litvinavicius
Taurius Litvinavicius was one of the first experts to release a course on Blazor and write a book about it. Since then, he’s published lots of learning material as courses, articles, and YouTube tutorials. Having done all kinds of development projects—from Windows desktop applications to Xamarin mobile and web development—Taurius knows the C# world inside and out. These days, he works on cloud-based projects using the latest Blazor technology and transfer protocols including UDP, TCP, and WebSockets in C#.

Prerequisites

This liveProject is for developers with intermediate Blazor, basic HTML/CSS, and Visual Studio experience. To begin these liveProjects you’ll need to be familiar with the following:


  • Intermediate Blazor
  • Basic HTML/CSS
  • Basic Visual Studio
  • Basic SQL Server
  • Basic EF Core
TECHNIQUES
  • Mockup and instruction handling
  • Establish data record structure

you will learn

In this liveProject series, you’ll learn to build a fully functional, real-world Blazor application from start to finish:


  • Clean files and folders in a server-side Blazor project
  • Set up layouts with MudBlazor
  • Set up the UI for further development in Blazor using the MudBlazor component library and regular HTML with CSS
  • Set up a Visual Studio project for SQL Server database
  • Set up EF Core for use in a .NET 6 project
  • Set up objects in Blazor pages and bind them to inputs
  • Best practices for retrieving data using EF Core
  • Create a new record from references of existing records
  • Navigate between pages in server-side Blazor inside C# methods
  • Update existing data records
  • Manage component states
  • Run background tasks in Blazor
  • Update displayed values when data changes
  • Set up the test environment with xUnit and bUnit
  • Set up database service on Azure
  • Publish the platform on Azure

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