Shawn Wildermuth


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Should You Be Looking for Trends in Microsoft Stories?


This last week or two has seen a number of interesting stories come out of Microsoft (some official, some not official), especially as it relates to developers and writing code. While I am sure that the announcements are not meant to indicate a trend, taken in conjuction they are confusing or disheartening to developers.

First out of the gate was the announcement of WebMatrix.  WebMatrix is a new non-Visual Studio tool for building websites using ASP.NET MVC (and their new view engine) along with a standalone version of IIS and SQL Server Compact.  This tool is squarely pointed at the PHP set and wants to make things simple for people who need to just build websites quickly without all the ceremony of  ASP.NET.