Today Microsoft is announcing a new beta product that’s geared towards developers looking for an easy way to build, test and deploy web applications. The new product is called WebMatrix and is only a 15MB download!
Applied Innovations, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, has been working closely with Microsoft on supporting this new application and is pleased to announce we’ll be providing FREE hosting for WebMatrix beta users through the end of 2010!
What is WebMatrix?
WebMatrix is just 15MB of download and will install for you everything you need to develop and deploy web applications. It includes three new web development technologies:
- IIS Developer Express – a lightweight web server that’s fully IIS7.5 compatible and supports all the latest extensions.
- SQL Server Compact Edition – A lightweight file-based database engine that couples the power of SQL Server with the ease of use that made web developers fall in love with Microsoft Access databases.
- and ASP.NET Razor – Best described as ASP.NET meets PHP. A new easy to use, easy to learn and easy to write scripting engine.
So you get a new scripting language, easy to deploy databases and extremely powerful, yet lightweight, web server. But it gets better than that. WebMatrix integrates tightly with the Web Platform Installer and the Microsoft Web Application Gallery making it even easier to build, test and deploy all your favorite applications like: WordPress, DotNetNuke, Drupal, Umbraco, Joomla, NopCommerce, Kentico, Gallery and a couple dozen other very popular applications.
What does this mean for me?
This means you’ll have one tool that can do it all. It’s completely free and if you hurry, you’ll get free hosting for your WebMatrix projects through the end of the year!
So hurry up and signup for your WebMatrix Hosting and get started today!