My thoughts on WebMatrix
After building arealdeveloper.com, I felt like I had to do a follow-up post sharing my experiences with WebMatrix. While doing some research, I came across this post by Rob Connery. And frankly, I think it’s almost impossible for me to add something to his findings.
In a nutshell
For those who are here for the “tl;dr”, here are my thoughts on WebMatrix..
WebMatrix is the perfect framework to start with ASP.NET development (wish I had). For people who are already familiar with ASP.NET, WebMatrix will hardly have any learning curve. They should also have a look at it though, because it’s a lot of fun ánd it is a great framework to get things done. Every developer has been asked - at least once - to slap together a site for a distant acquaintance, where the site consists of mostly static pages, with a dynamic List<Something> pulled out of a database. I see WebMatrix as a perfect gluing framework to swiftly ship these types of projects. While you could probably also build something more enterprisey, I don’t think you should.
See for yourself
You might notice that the project is called arealprogrammer. That was the name of the project before I bought the wrong domain name.