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Microsoft launches Webmatrix

Microsoft Corp. announces the availability of WebMatrix, a free Web development tool designed to help website developers of all skill levels easily create, customize and publish websites to the Internet. Microsoft has also made available a set of video tutorials, how-to tips and other resources for helping new Web developers get started.

Webmatrix

WebMatrix is available in nine languages and includes a set of 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 Umbraco.

Microsoft designed WebMatrix for anyone wanting to create a website. For students and new developers, WebMatrix provides a quick way to learn how to build websites; for Web agencies, it provides an efficient way to build websites using open source applications; and for the professional developer, it’s another option for quick and easy data-driven website development. 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.
WebMatrix provides the tools needed to run a website, including the Web server, database and Web frameworks. WebMatrix increases development productivity with support for multiple programming syntaxes, such as ASP.NET “Razor” or PHP, and Web helpers, which give a single line-of-code solution for complex coding tasks, such as inserting Twitter feeds or video. It also includes a search engine optimization reporting tool to help build search-friendly websites that are more discoverable to their users.

WebMatrix includes a gallery of offerings from hosting providers that range in scalability and price based on users’ needs.

Online Resources

Developers can go to http://www.microsoft.com/web/webmatrix to download WebMatrix and http://www.microsoft.com/web/webmatrix/learn for online resources, including video tutorials and how-to tips.

– Komal Arora
Manager – Technologies
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Bookmark webpages through Delicious.com

On day to day basis we feel the need to store so many interesting
websites/web pages as book marks for future reference. We do it by saving it
to our browsers, but book marks stored on a browser will be lost if our
system gets formatted or we are working on some other system than
ours.Delicious.com can be used in that case.

Delicious.com is a social bookmarking web service for storing, sharing, and
discovering web bookmarks.

Delicious is a social bookmarking website – the primary use of Delicious is
to store your bookmarks online, which allows you to access the same
bookmarks from any computer and add bookmarks from anywhere, too. On
Delicious, you can use tags to organize and remember your bookmarks, which
is a much more flexible system than folders.

Screenshot of Delicious.com

You can also use del.icio.us to see the interesting links that your friends
and other people bookmark, and share links with them in return. You can even
browse and search Delicious to discover the cool and useful bookmarks that
everyone else has saved – which is made easy with tags.

It uses a non-hierarchical classification system in which users can tag each
of their bookmarks with freely chosen terms. A combined view of everyone’s
bookmarks with a given tag is available; for instance, the URL
http://www.delicious.com/tag/android” displays all of the most recent links
tagged “andriod”. Its collective nature makes it possible to view bookmarks
added by other users.

Delicious has a “hotlist” on its home page and “popular” and “recent” pages,
which help to make the website a showcase of Internet trends.

Delicious is one of the most popular social bookmarking services due to many
features , including the website’s simple interface, human-readable URL
scheme, a novel domain name.

All bookmarks posted to Delicious are publicly viewable by default, although
users can mark specific bookmarks as private, and imported bookmarks are
private by default. The public aspect is emphasized; the site is not focused
on storing private (“not shared”) bookmark collections.

– Komal Arora
Manager – Technologies
Compare Infobase Limited

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