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Several weeks ago I was working on a sample site in Web Matrix and ran into a brick wall when I attempted to implement WebSecurity against my website. It seemed no matter what I tried I was getting errors about my database, errors about a database I didn't know about, errors trying to deploy the config file at all.
So I've been working on a practice site using WebMatrix. The basic premise was that I would create a site that had some similar functionality to Delicious to help me track the various articles, podcasts, books, and so on. This would also give me something practical to work on as I try to get a handle on this whole WebMatrix thing.
Several weeks ago I started digging into WebMatrix. Over the course of a weekend I was able to put together a quick, functioning website, pick up some basics of working with WebMatrix and the deployment tool, and play with a few other technologies as well. Then I stepped back and realized I was only using a percentage of it's capabilities.
When the Razor view engine for ASP.net MVC 3 was announced, I was not all that excited. It is nice, and a bit more compact, but didn't seem to offer anything that special, especially compared to some of the other view engines that are out there. Fast-…
So how easy is it for a non-webdeveloper to create a simple site with webmatrix and the razor syntax. Let me start by using the Empty site template this time.
Introduction Last week I attended a webcamp with Scott Hanselman and he showed Webmatrix and how cool it really is. So today I had some time to try it out and make myself a cool website. Installation He said it was only 8MB to download. It is o…