Today we are also shipping WebMatrix Beta 2. This
release is an update of the WebMatrix Beta 1 preview we shipped this summer, and
includes a number of great feature improvements.
In addition to the WebMatrix features introduced with the first beta, today’s Beta 2 release
Web Page Enhancements: WebMatrix supports building
standalone ASP.NET Web Pages using the new Razor syntax. It includes the same
syntax improvements (@helper, @* comment *@, etc) that I mentioned above with
ASP.NET MVC 3. It also now supports building pages using both VB and C#.
Improved Templates: WebMatrix includes template projects for
common scenarios. The template projects now use HTML 5 and CSS 3 (and
also work with downlevel browsers). A new Wishlist project template has
been added with Beta 2.
NuPack Integration: WebMatrix provides NuPack integration
and supports a web-based admin experience for installing libraries to an
application you are working on.
Toolkit Support: We are delivering a toolkit (that can be
installed via NuPack) that provides convenient helpers that can be used within
ASP.NET applications. This includes helpers for Analytics, Facebook,
GamerCard, Gravatar, LinkShare, Captcha, Twitter and Video scenarios.