Microsoft Web Matrix
· Microsoft Web Matrix is a web development tool designed for creating ASP.NET web pages includes the web server, database, programming model and a deployment tool.
· Web Matrix is a free web development tool from Microsoft that includes everything you need for website development.
· It’s a more complete web authoring tool for beginner web designers, with added support for easy-to-use web site templates, and third party web apps such as WordPress.
· 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.
· The Web Matrix Project on the other hand, was designed with ASP.NET in mind. It's very small Has great design features, and best of all, it's free!
Web Matrix Supported Operating Systems
· Windows 7;
· Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2;
· Windows Server 2008;
· Windows Server 2008 R2;
· Windows Vista Service Pack 2;
· Windows XP Service Pack 3
· This means it's quick to download, copy, or distribute to friends. It also means it doesn't take much memory or disk space.
· A simple database can make it easy to build database driven application without the need for a full blown production database server.
· It has got great design features, such as drag-and-drop page designer, templates for existing web pages, pre-supplied code.
· Web Matrix just uses a single file for each web page, and doesn't rely on any built-in features.
· The Gallery includes popular open source web applications such as Word Press, Joomla, DotNetNuke and more.
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