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Web Matrix (Reloaded)

There's a new version of one of my favourite development tools. Web Matrix is a free tool for ASP.NET web application development.

It's not the full blown enterprise development beast that is Visual Studio.NET, but it is a tiny 1.3 MB download (if you ignore the .NET framework prerequisites!), and it does make it easy to build and develop web applications built on top of the latest generation of Microsoft technologies. Give it to your UI coders rather than VS.NET, and you've also saved a lot of money...

(And if this sounds a little one sided, today's task is to go and talk to Sun to find out what they're planning on doing with Rave, their new Java development environment).

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devilgate
Jun. 16th, 2003 02:08 am (UTC)
talk to Sun to find out what they're planning on doing with Rave, their new Java development environment
Why are they bothering, I wonder, when Eclipse is so good (and free)?
sbisson
Jun. 16th, 2003 02:15 am (UTC)
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Eclipse is good, yes. But it has one big problem from the Sun point of view - it's an IBM project (and is quite WebSphere oriented), and it does non-standard UI widgets, too.

There's also a key difference - the Rave suite of tools are aimed at the VB developer, and should turn out to be rather more visual than other Java dev tools. I'm hoping for the tool that Weblogic Studio was going to be...
tigerbright
Jun. 16th, 2003 04:25 am (UTC)
And now the question is, did you write all that just so you could use the subject line? ;)
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