Microsoft Delivers WebMatrix 2 Beta
Microsoft has released a beta version of its WebMatrix 2 toolset for Web developers.Microsoft delivered a beta version WebMatrix 2, the latest release of the company's free Web development toolset. New features in WebMatrix 2 include the ability to get started faster, open remote sites and more easily install open-source applications. It also features more intelligent code editors with code completion capabilities for several languages. WebMatrix enables developers to start from open-source Web applications, built-in Web templates or just writing code themselves. It is an all-inclusive platform that was designed to streamline Web development and make it easy.
To get started creating Websites, users need to download and install WebMatrix using the Microsoft Web Platform Installer and they can be up and running in less than five minutes, Microsoft says. Once WebMatrix is installed, it is simple to get and install the latest version of popular free Web applications such as WordPress, Joomla, DotNetNuke and Orchard.
Launched in 2010, WebMatrix was a collection of a lightweight version of Microsoft's IIS Web Server, known as IIS Express; an updated version of SQL Server Compact Edition; and a new "view-engine option" for ASP.Net, known as "Razor," which enabled developers to embed Visual Basic or C# within HTML.The beta of WebMatrix 2 can be downloaded here.