Microsoft WebMatrix 2 Development Tools Released

Author: Rahul Manekari
Published: October 23, 2012 at 4:46 pm
The whole world is the web and its moving around to the next level with ease of access and lots of opportunity for developers to build one. The time has past away while developer have to think before creating any websites and have to invest lots of time and assets. Now a days there are various tools available which makes your web development which has been proven to be cost effective and extensible.

After a long wait in Beta, recently Microsoft has announced its 2nd final version of the popular web builder tool bundle, Microsoft WebMatrix 2, its the most lightweight Web-development tool suite available in the market which focuses on the development and reduces the time of maintenance of the infrastructure.

WebMatrix is a lightweight web development tool that lets you quickly install and publish popular open source applications or built-in templates. It bundles a web server, database engines, top programming languages and publishing capabilities into one tool - whether you use ASP.NET, PHP, Node.js or HTML5.

One of the most exciting feature of this new release is the addition of cloud infrastructure. Yes, the power of Windows Azure which every developer wanted to look forward in this tool.

According to the WebMatrix technical team, this tool has the promising feature of publishing your website over the cloud.

Here are just a few of the top features added since V1:
Extensibility model lets you write your own plug-ins or use community-built ones

1) Extremely fast install of open source apps such as Joomla!, WordPress, Drupal, DotNetNuke and Umbraco

2) New built-in templates for PHP, Node.js and HTML5, and mobile support for all templates

3) Intellisense (code completion) for major languages, including Razor, C#, VB, PHP, Node.js, HTML5, CSS3 and Jquery

4) Application-specific code completion for top apps like Umbraco, WordPress and Joomla!

5) Simple UI to install what you need from thousands of NuGet packages

6) Ability to preview your site using top mobile emulators

7) Remote view to make quick edits to files on live sites.
You don't need to be a website developer to own a personal website. The development process only incorporates with couple of clicks and developers can use either prebuilt scripts in the store or they can choose from various freelance website designer available on net.
Microsoft Webmatrix also futures one click auto install for various open source CMS scripts like Wordpress, joomla Drupal etc. Developers need not to worry whether their development is in PHP .NET or javascript, This tool incorporates with all. Most of the developer hesitate to use SQL server or PHPmyAdmin for its complexity, but WebMarix provides inbuilt SQL workbench tool which well incorporates with the developed websites.
Start from dozens of open source applications and build sites in matter of minutes. WebMatrix walks you through installing and configuring OSS applications and generates your database credentials automatically so you can get up and running faster.
Popular applications like WordPress, Joomla! and Umbraco can customize WebMatrix, adding links to help you get started, and limiting access to core files that shouldn’t be modified.
So get started with it, download the latest Microsoft WebMatrix 2 and build your own web. 


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A curious techie who like to legwork on various technology gadgets and software. A software Developer by profession and a blogger by his likeness. IT Graduate, Ex Microsoft Student partner, Microsoft India Rockstar and an official contributor at …

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