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Aneef Fashir
Software Architect
Assette
About Myself
 5 years of experience in programming.
 BSc(Hons) in Computer Science and MIS.
 Currently working at Assette.
 Key areas are ClickOnce, Office Automation,Services, &
ASP.Net.
 Blog : www.aneef.net , Twitter : @aneef
Agenda
 WebMatrix - What, Why, Who?
 Key Features
 Anatomy of WebMatrix
 Test Drive WebMatrix
 Introducing Razor Syntax
 Razor Demo
 Demo Writing your own WebMatrix Helper
What is WebMatrix
 WebMatrix is a task-focused tool that is designed to make
it really easy to get started with web development.
 Has everything you need to build web sites using Windows
 Minimize the learning curve, easy transition to VS & SQL
Server.
 Easily Start with Popular Community Apps.
Why?
 Smaller Download( 15 MB, or 50MB with .Net Framework).
 Same powerful Web server, DB Engine, Web Framework.
 Use it to streamline the way you code, test & deploy your
own ASP.Net or PHP Site.
 Use open source community apps to create sites , like
WordPress, DotnetNuke, Joomla.
 Deploy within Application, easy transition from
development to production.
Who?
 Developers who are new to ASP.Net.
 Developers students who want to develop simple and
easy way to develop websites.
 Developers who wants “Get it done Faster” for smaller
projects.
 NOT for enterprise solutions.
Features
 Small but complete
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Simple user experience
Simple to code
Database made simple
Grows with you.
 More than “Hello World”
 Fully Integrated.
 SEO
 Easy deployment.
 SEO Friendly URLs.
 File>New>Open Source
Server
Framework
(IIS Developer
Express)
(ASP.NET &
Razor)
Latest IIS
Installs in “\program files”
Interactive process, non admin
Same as production
Inline scripting
Simple APIs & DB access
Built on MVC
Notepad friendly
Apps
Web Stack
Tool
Web App Gallery
ASP.NET OSS
Orchard CMS
PHP OSS
(Web PI Delivered)
Database
WebMatrix IDE
(SQL Compact)
Start with OSS or new
Develop, customize, Optimize,
Deploy
Simple x-copy deployable
database
Components of WebMatrix
 WebMatrix IDE
 IIS Developer Express
 SQL Compact
 ASP.Net Web Pages & Razor Syntax.
IIS Developer Express
 Latest Version, Installs in /Program Files.
 Light weight and easy to install.
 Runs as an interactive process, not as a service.
 No permission issues, simple config/mgmt, no app pool.
 Supports ASP.Net, PHP.
 It enables a full web-server feature set – including SSL, URL
Rewrite, Media Support, and all other IIS 7.x modules .
SQL Compact 4
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2MB package.
File based database, X-Copy deployment.
Works with existing data APIs.
No Database installation required.
In Process Database.
Supports shared webhosting scenario, runs in “medium
trust”.
 Easy migration to SQL Server
ASP.Net Web Pages & Razor
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Minimize concepts - 1 page “cheat sheet” for 80% case
No need to understand OOP and classes
No configuration.
SEO Friendly.
Easy to use helpers for common task.
No special tools required, can work with notepad.
Easy upgrade to ASP.Net Web forms & MVC.
HTML 5 Doc type.
A walkthrough on WebMatrix IDE (DEMO)
What is Razor?
 A new View engine , parser for ASP.Net MVC.
 Less control characters to make html and code flow
together.
 Easy to learn, based on c#.
 It is split into 3 parts or actors:
 A markup parser (understands basics of HTML)
 Code parser (understands basics of C# or VB.NET)
 A central orchestrator which can mix the two
 These actors work together to parse a Razor document
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Razor Syntax
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Aneef Fashir
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