Azure Active Directory Login with React, with C# or Java Backend

Keeping things secure is the important part of any application. As entire internet going to cloud, Azure Active Directory (AD) is one of the best possible among one of two popular options. It helps manage who can use your app and what they can do. Let's see how to set up Azure AD for a C# and Java Spring Boot backend, and a React frontend to make sure only the right people get in. First, go to the Azure portal and make a new Azure AD tenant if you don't have one yet. Then, register your app in Azure AD.…

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React vs. Angular: Choosing the Right Framework in 2024

"Angular or React?" has been one of the most important questions in software development for the last decade. As a developer who had worked in full-stack fashion for a long time myself, my story of frontend started with Angular but had slightly moved towards React. Since I have actively participated projects in both, I wanted to write a comprehensive comparison between these two. Let's explore the key aspects of each framework to help you make a decision, if you need to. Brief Overview: Developed and maintained by Facebook, React is a component-based library that deals mainly with the view layer…

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Using SignalR with React

Recently, I had the opportunity to work on a project where React and SignalR were integrated. This experience was quite insightful, and I am eager to share my learnings about this effective combination. SignalR is a library provided by Microsoft, designed to add real-time functionality to web applications. This means that applications can automatically push content to connected clients without them requesting it. Imagine a chat app where messages pop up instantly, or a stock monitoring tool where data refreshes in real time SignalR would be a good choice. Combining SignalR with React offers a dynamic platform for real-time web…

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NextJS: Frontend Sneaking into Backend

As web-based applications become more sophisticated, frontend and backend lines gets blur. One such example of this change is NextJS. NextJS is a framework that enables React applications to render on the server side. But it isn't just that. It pushes React into territories that it wasn't initially designed for, filling in gaps and streamlining the development process. React and NextJS - A Beautiful TangoReact, as many know, is a JavaScript library built to create user interfaces. It does this primarily on the client side. While it's incredible at this, it left a void when it comes to server-side rendering.…

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Redux vs. useContext: Navigating the State Management Maze

Every developer knows that the software engineering isn't just about writing code. It's about creating efficient, maintainable, and scalable systems. A critical part of that journey, especially in React, is the state management. With numerous tools and libraries available, the choices can often be way too much. Two most common players in this arena are Redux and useContext hook which is native to React. Both offer ways to manage global state, but which is right for your project? Let's dive in and understand these tools better. Understanding useContext HookAt its heart, useContext is a React hook introduced in version 16.8…

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