[RESOLVED]concerned about the web matrix next release

When will be the next version of web matrix release?

Why it is continuously being neglected??

What will be the alternative if web matrix going to die??

Hey there!

There is no news on when or if Webmatrix will get an update however the underlying framework (Webpages/Razor) is still getting updates.

This topic has been covered here: http://forums.asp.net/t/2013177.aspx?Webmatrix+here+to+stay+

Many people are still using Webmatrix 3, however some have moved over to VS Studio for Web.. It’s up to personal preference.

Hope this helps :)

I am not sure about WebMatrix, but there are other options.

Microsoft just released Visual Studio Community 2013:

http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/visual-studio-community-vs

It’s basically Visual Studio Professional 2013 for free.  WebMatrix was always overlapping with the Express editions and now this release makes it nearly obsolete.

WebMatrix does support other languages like PHP and is more lightweight than VS.net.  For those usages you might look at things like Notepad++, SublimeText, GitHub’s Atom and Adobe’s Bracket editors.  All of these support plugins.

Something cool about asp.net vnext is that it seems like Microsoft is going to support the use of editors other than VS.net for asp.net development.  We’ll no longer be tied to a Microsoft IDE if we want to develop asp.net sites and development can be done
on Windows, Linux or OSX.  Hopefully plugins for asp.net will be made for these editors.  I know some work is underway for plugins for SublimeText.

Hi,

Welcome to asp.net forum.

We don’t get the news when the next version of Webmatrix will be released.

There are many discussions about WebMatrix next release, please take look at them below.

# Is it worth to invest time in WebMatrix projects:http://forums.asp.net/t/1999455.aspx

# Webmatrix, SQL CE – is this the end ?

http://forums.asp.net/t/1985418.aspx 

If you have any suggestions for WebMatrix, you can also submit it to Visual Studio UserVoice site via

WebMatrix portal
.

Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to help.

Best regards,

Angie

satya_87

When will be the next version of web matrix release?

I don’t believe there will be one.

satya_87

Why it is continuously being neglected??

Microsoft’s long term strategy is on mobile and cloud. Software is not so important. I don’t believe that take up of WebMatrix was ever particularly strong, so it’s easy to divert resources elsewhere.

satya_87

What will be the alternative if web matrix going to die??

Visual Studio Express for Web.

Mikesdotnetting

satya_87

When will be the next version of web matrix release?

I don’t believe there will be one.

satya_87

Why it is continuously being neglected??

Microsoft’s long term strategy is on mobile and cloud. Software is not so important. I don’t believe that take up of WebMatrix was ever particularly strong, so it’s easy to divert resources elsewhere.

satya_87

What will be the alternative if web matrix going to die??

Visual Studio Express for Web.

I totally agree to most of the stuff Mike has posted above, but I want to add a few more content here. 

WebMatrix, if dies, Visual Studio Community 2015 will take the place. It is free and the latest version of ASP.NET and .NET core is already present in it. Secondly, the latest update known as "Update 4" for the Visual Studio 2013 is added to it. Visual Studio
2013 Express is good, but VS2015 is out now, and has the latest version of ASP.NET 5 in it. So, every new user, if he has never tried anything must be forwarded to a new environment rather than letting him test the older one, and at the verge of falling, should
be caught and sent to the newer one. 

ASP.NET, intertwinning with Visual Studio is having very big releases out, which would allow you to do less compiling, faster start up of your applications and less (or no) deployment while adding new features or removing slight bugs from your applications.
You can simply push changes from Browser to Visual Studio and from Visual Studio to Browser and much much more, which WebMatrix was never able to. 

Visual Studio is the best IDE one can have, WebMatrix was a free tool for the developers to test and develop only ASP.NET Websites, ASP.NET web applications like MVC projects were not available in it. So, since ASP.NET 5 would have MVC 6; which has taken
over Web API, and will soon take over Web Pages too, what good WebMatrix do now? Although you could create the pages and templates required to create an MVC application in it, but Visual Studio was a better choice now. That is why they let WebMatrix go and
made their Visual Studio IDE as a free tool. IMO, Visual Studio Community 2015 is not an Express, but a Professional edition of Visual Studio made free to developers. 

You should try them out. WebMatrix is no longer of any use. 

Afzaal.Ahmad.Zeeshan

Visual Studio 2013 Express is good, but VS2015 is out now, and has the latest version of ASP.NET 5 in it. So, every new user, if he has never tried anything must be forwarded to a new environment rather than letting him test the older one, and at the verge
of falling, should be caught and sent to the newer one.

VS 2015 is a CTP (Community Technical Preview). As such, it is a beta product and you are advised not to install it on your work machine. You should install it on a virtual machine or one that you can reformat.

Yes, well a beta release must never be installed for developmental purposes or any other purpose that you might want; other than helping the developers in making their product better.

I personally like to install a product once a stable release it out, and yeah Mike thanks for helping me correct myself and add this line. You
shouldn’t install a beta or alpha release on your machine for any developmental purposes.

Because of my working environment, the policy is not to be on the bleeding edge of technology. That has its pros and cons. So currently for us, Web Pages have fit into our production web services just fine.  We currently use Visual Studio Express 2013 and
this has worked out well in creating server Web Pages.  We love Web Pages because it resembles our former programming environments and we plan to utilize it for many years until we are forced into something else.  Give you an example, we are just now planning
to upgrade our SQL 2005 servers and they had many good years of productive use.

 

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