Simple, lightweight yet powerful way to build real-time HTML5/C# .NET web apps.
DotNetify is a free, open source project that lets you create amazing real-time web applications using HTML5 and C# on cross-platform .NET Core back-end.
Smart integration of SignalR with front-end UI library React or Knockout enables back-end driven MVVM architecture, which gives you a real option to avoid too much business logic on the front-end, and keep the client thin and dumb.
This architecture allows most of your application logic to be on the server side, supported through .NET view models which employ two-way data binding to get data flowing in and out of the views. This data binding mechanism is built-in and need not be written the way developers do with services and Web APIs - and no, dotNetify does not shuttle the entire view model state back and forth but intelligently sends only the things that get changed, like the text user wants saved or new list items you want to push to the clients.
Application communicates through the very cool SignalR technology that allows the server to push content to clients immediately as it becomes available. In its best form, SignalR uses WebSocket which has much less overhead than HTTP, but can gracefully fall back to lesser transport if its requirements are not met. When dotNetify's architecture and SignalR are put together, they form an almost effortless way to implement real-time notification over the web, perfect for IoT consumer applications.
Powerful, dynamic routing mechanism that can be defined completely on the back-end, capable of deep-linking and nested routing. All this can be achieved modularly and simply with only a few lines of code.