On 14th January 2011 – Microsoft Launched its new Product named : WebMatrix
WebMatrix is a brand new web development tool from Microsoft that includes everything you need for website development. Start from open source web applications, built-in web templates or just start writing code yourself. It’s all-inclusive, simple and best of all free. Developing websites has never been easier are the claims of Microsoft, by the looks of this application it looks very much true …
If you have the Microsoft Web Platform Installer You can download WebMatrix using that … or visit the Microsoft Web Platform Installer Site to install the installer with WebMatrix or you can visit Microsoft WebMatrix Site for more info
A Quick run down as to what WebMatrix is …
This thing will appeal you and you will understand how easy it has made things if you have been using Internet Information Services . I am sharing some of the aspects from the WebMatrix site …
Small yet Huge
WebMatrix is a free Web development tool that installs in minutes and elegantly brings together a Web server, a database, and programming frameworks into a single, integrated experience. WebMatrix lets you code, test, and deploy both ASP.NET and PHP applications side by side.
WebMatrix connects you to a world of popular and free open-source Web applications, including DotNetNuke, Umbraco, WordPress, Joomla!, and more. Simply select an application from the built-in gallery, and WebMatrix handles the downloading and installation of your new Web site. The days of hand-editing configuration files and making sure you have all the right components are long gone. Customize your site using the built in code editor and make it yours.
The BEST Part
Let Suppose you Install Dotnetnuke by using WebMatrix – You just need to fill in the forms and thats it , in future you want to edit the source code of Dotnetnuke, no need of installing Visual Sudio.Net seperatly WebMatrix takes care of each and everything and that for you aswell …
Its a good step taken by Microsoft and will be encouraged by everywhere, let see where this takes the Web Development industry..This Tutorial will help you in starting off with your first website and there is a huge compilation on Webmatrix website for beginners to get there coding engines warm and running..