WebMatrix 2 goes live

WebMatrix 2 RTW has shipped today.

For those of you who do not know about it, WebMatrix is a free and lightweight web development tool. Used to create, publish, and maintain your website with ease.

  • Optimized for Open Source: where you can install popular web apps with a few clicks, customize them easily with app-specific code completion, and publish them quickly to the web.
  • Designed for Top Languages: Create websites using our ASP.NET, PHP, Node.js, or HTML5 templates, and take advantage of the latest web standards, emerging standards(CSS3, HTML5), and popular JavaScript libraries such as JQuery.
  • Built for the Cloud: Deploy your websites to and from Windows Azure Web Sites with a single click, edit them remotely or even download directly from the cloud.
  • Designed for Mobile: Optimize your websites for mobile browsing with built-in templates, device emulators and code completion for JQuery mobile.
  • Extended by the Community: Want an iPhone simulator or power tools for Node.js? Find extensions that add even more functionality to WebMatrix, or create your own.

Here are just some of the top requested features that were delivered in the RTW:

And a couple of useful links for posts and tutorials on the subject:

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