Five-Project Series

Employee Management System with Blazor Server you own this product

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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Project 1 Create Pages with MudBlazor

Streamline Budzykfarm’s time management process by eliminating an unnecessary step. Currently, it logs time management data on paper, then enters it later into the accounting system. Your task is to perform the first step for its new farm management web application: Create the web pages that managers and workers will use to enter the necessary data. Using Blazor, you’ll set up this server-side project for development. Then, you’ll lay out the no-frills pages using MudBlazor, ensuring that the pages are easy to use, functional on both computer screens and mobile devices, and ready for future enhancements.

Project 2 Entity Framework Core

Budzykfarm’s new farm management system has existing Blazor pages, but they don’t do anything just yet. That’s where you come in. First, you’ll set up a SQL Server database and establish procedures for entering the data on the UI pages using Entity Framework (EF) Core. Then, you’ll bind input to the pages’ MudBlazor components. When you’re done, managers at Budzykfarm will be able to easily enter worker data and assign duties.

Project 3 Time Logging and User Access

Help Budzykfarm’s workers get to work: Using Blazor, MudBlazor, EF Core, and SQL Server, you’ll set up worker identity verification and gather the information that the other features will rely on. Then, you’ll create the initial log records that will keep a running history and enable workers to retrieve their assignments and close the work view so the system is ready for the next worker as well as the next workday.

Project 4 Real-Time Tracking

Give Budzykfarm’s managers a view of pertinent data in their new farm management web application. Using MudBlazor and Entity Framework (EF) Core, you’ll create two new pages: one for live work logs and one for historic work logs. To accomplish this, you’ll build template database tables, then add functionality for retrieving and displaying the data.

Project 5 Unit Testing and Publishing

It’s go time! The initial implementation of Budzykfarm’s new farm management web application is finished, and the managers are eager to see how it performs in a live scenario. Using testing tools xUnit and bUnit, you’ll set up the test environment. Then, you’ll use Azure to publish a live version of your database, as well as the fully functional, test-ready website.

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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#.


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
  • Mockup and instruction handling
  • Establish data record structure


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