Microsoft took first step way ahead when it launched ASP.NET 1.1 after “Classic ASP”. Then moved back by providing ASP.NET MVC flavor and now WebMatrix is another step forward to speed up the web development.
It is a nice step to reduce costs of projects. I expect WebMatrix to have the most project templates as compared to templates for other flavors of ASP.NET.
What is WebMatrix?*
WebMatrix is everything you need to build Web sites using Windows. It includes IIS Express (a development Web server), ASP.NET (a Web framework), and SQL Server Compact (an embedded database). It streamlines Web site development and makes it easy to start Web sites from popular open-source apps. The skills and code you develop with WebMatrix transition seamlessly to Visual Studio and SQL Server.
Who is it for?*
WebMatrix is for developers, students, or just about anyone who just wants a small and simple way to build Web sites. Start coding, testing, and deploying your own Web sites without having to worry about configuring your own Web server, managing databases, or learning a lot of concepts. WebMatrix makes Web site development easy.