If you’re getting started with Windows web development or you just need a lightweight web development tool then check out Microsoft’s WebMatrix 2. Creating, deploying, and maintaining, web sites has never been easier and considering it’s free you can’t beat it. What I like about WebMatrix is that it allows you to install 3rd party products such as blogs or forums from the App Gallery.
I needed to create a new WordPress blog so that I could test a few things without impacting my production site so I decided to try out WebMatrix. I was really impressed with how easy the whole process was. I had a test VM on my PC running Windows 7 Home Edition so my first step was to download and install WebMatrix 2.