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Microsoft launches WebMatrix, a free Web development tool

Bangalore: Microsoft India has announced the availability of WebMatrix, a free Web development tool designed to help website developers. It helps to create, customize and publish websites to the Internet. There is also a set of video tutorials, how-to tips and other resources for helping new Web developers get started.

Available in nine languages, WebMatrix includes tools to create new websites, using code provided through a variety of available templates or using existing free open source Web applications, such as WordPress, Joomla DotNetNuke and UmbracoWebMatrix is useful to a variety of people like students, developers, Web agencies, and professional developers. Professional developers can also contribute to a directory of code published through NuGet, a free open source package management system, so others can benefit from their expertise.

The tools provided by WebMatrix include Web server, database and Web frameworks. When a website is ready to be published, Web developers can publish it to their own hosting provider or one available through WebMatrix.

Moorthy Uppaluri, General Manager, Developer Partner Evangelism, Microsoft India said, "WebMatrix is designed to provide a simple yet powerful set of tools that developers of all backgrounds and skill sets need to build, customize and deploy Websites on Windows.


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