WebMatrix (Beta) is the free tool from Microsoft that makes it easy to build websites and web applications, then publish them on the internet with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. In WebMatrix, you can start from scratch using ASP.NET Web Pages or PHP, or you can download a fully functioning web app through tools such as Umbraco, WordPress, or Drupal before tweaking the app and deploying it to a low-cost hosting provider.
Helpers are an important part of website development with ASP.NET Web Pages, making complicated web development tasks much easier by providing simple-to-use APIs. Jim takes us through some of his favorite Helpers and shows off the new WishList template, which will ship in the next preview of WebMatrix.
James' Top Links:
- Learn more about WebMatrix at a free Web Camp Training event near you!
- Download the WebMatrix*Wishlist Template
- Check out Jim's Blog post on the WebMatrix Wishlist Template
- Try the OData Helper for WebMatrix
- Try the Windows Azure Helper for WebMatrix