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Split Tech City Members Highlight: Blazorise

Nikolina Kukoč

Nikolina Kukoč


We’re back with our #MembersHighlight spotlight! This time we shine a light on a Split Tech City community member whose greatest asset is – their community.

And while they’re working hard at what they do best, community is what drives them forward and pushes them towards improvement every day.

The community-driven #SplitTechCityMember team we’re highlighting this time is – Blazorise!

About Blazorise

Blazorise is an open-source component library maintained by Megabit Ltd, a small organization based in Croatia. Founded by Mladen Macanović, Blazorise has been developing steadily for the past several years.

The Blazorise team is a strong advocate of the open-source ecosystem, which is why they offer Blazorise through their Community licenses at no cost.

That being said, if you are part of a large organization and would like to support the Blazorise project, there is an option of purchasing a commercial license to help the team maintain a sustainable business. Naturally, this will enable them to continue developing and improving Blazorise.

The Blazorise library of components is built on top of Blazor which supports CSS frameworks such as Bootstrap, Bulma, AntDesign, and Material, tied to new Microsoft technology and using C Sharp and .Net.

When Mladen first started developing Blazorise, the only thing that existed was an alpha version full of bugs. Nevertheless, he pushed forward toward solutions to these issues guided by his passion for C Sharp and .Net programming languages.

His idea was to support components in Blazor with Blazorise, but in a way that he can support not only Bootstrap but other frameworks as well.

Initially, three frameworks were supported, and after the release of the first version, they began to be actively used. Blazorise gives its users a set of UI components that they can use to easily create single-page applications. This enables the users to save time since they do not have to build their own components from scratch but just import Blazorise and start right away.

Therefore, Blazorise’s goal is to have an abstraction over different CSS frameworks. The same code can be applied to any CSS framework, regardless of which one you choose at the beginning.

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Because Blazorise is open-source, everyone can give their suggestions and improve the code. There’s equality when it comes to communication and quality exchange of knowledge and experience.

Blazorise’s development team is hard at work constantly improving the framework by adding new features, capabilities, and bug fixes to ensure that Blazorise stays up-to-date with the latest web technologies, making it easier for developers to build modern web applications.

The Blazorise team is also a great learning resource for their community with the detailed blogs they write.

However, as we mentioned above, it’s not just the developers who are driving the progress of Blazorise – the community members are also playing a crucial role in its growth by actively contributing to the development of Blazorise with their feedback: reporting bugs, proposing new features, and even contributing code to the framework.

This community-driven approach has helped Blazorise grow in popularity and functionality.

That is also the reason why Blazorise is continuously and very regularly being improved and updated – with the most recent version being launched just a few days ago!

This is what Mladen shared with us about such a way of growing: “Working open-source is quite different from the company environment because you communicate directly with clients, while the company environment respects the standard corporate hierarchy.

Another positive thing is that the client is also a developer, which greatly facilitates the whole process.

I am proud that Blazorise exists in the first place but I’m also proud of the whole community of users who have gathered around it and who are helping us develop this product further and make it even better!”

Mladen’s acknowledgment of the power of community is just the thing to wrap up this particular #MembersHighlight story. We wish him and the rest of the Blazorise team continuous success at what they do!


About author:

Nikolina Kukoč

Researching is woven into my DNA, but I am a musician at heart. Interested in too many things and always curious. Forever in love with Split and enchanted by people who teach me new things. When I am not creating content about Split's tech community, you will find me in singing rehearsals, somewhere in nature, in the theater, or with my head stuck in a book. I do my best to live by the verse from the opera "Fedora" by Umberto Giordano: "Love forbids you not to love."

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