Introducing Microsoft WebMatrix

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Your first look at the easy-to-use tools for building your own data-driven website

Get a running start with Microsoft WebMatrix—the free, downloadable web development solution featuring all the tools you need for server-side programming. This practical book introduces the templates, helper libraries, and other tools in WebMatrix for building and customizing a data-driven site—including techniques for adding video, email, web forms, and other features. Learn how easy it can be to...

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Overview

Your first look at the easy-to-use tools for building your own data-driven website

Get a running start with Microsoft WebMatrix—the free, downloadable web development solution featuring all the tools you need for server-side programming. This practical book introduces the templates, helper libraries, and other tools in WebMatrix for building and customizing a data-driven site—including techniques for adding video, email, web forms, and other features. Learn how easy it can be to create a dynamic web presence for your small business or organization with WebMatrix.

Get early, expert insights to help you:

  • Write server-side code with either Microsoft ASP.NET or PHP
  • Build a database application that lets you create, retrieve, update, and delete records
  • Deliver video on your site with Microsoft Silverlight(R) or HTML5
  • Add simple email functions—or build your own email application
  • Accept payments on your site with PayPal
  • Capture user input by building web forms and controls
  • Set up an application to promote your site through social networking
  • Create a site with WordPress, and discover how to use other PHP-based web applications

Get code samples on the web. For system requirements, see the Introduction.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735649705
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 5/31/2011
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurence Moroney is a Senior Technology Evangelist at Microsoft, focusing on Silverlight and the user experience. He has more than a decade of experience in software development and implementation, and has written dozens of books and articles on Windows Presentation Foundation, Web development, security, and interoperability.

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Table of Contents

Foreword;
Introduction;
Who Should Read This Book;
Who Should Not Read This Book;
Organization of This Book;
System Requirements;
Code Samples;
Errata and Book Support;
We Want to Hear from You;
Stay in Touch;
Acknowledgments;
Chapter 1: Introducing WebMatrix;
1.1 An Introduction to Web Stacks;
1.2 Installing WebMatrix;
1.3 Building Your First WebMatrix Application;
1.4 The WebMatrix Stack;
1.5 Summary;
Chapter 2: A Tour of WebMatrix;
2.1 Launching WebMatrix;
2.2 The Web Application Gallery;
2.3 Creating a Site by Using the Web Application Gallery;
2.4 Creating a Site by Using a Template;
2.5 Understanding the WebMatrix Workbench;
2.6 Summary;
Chapter 3: Programming with WebMatrix;
3.1 Server Programming;
3.2 Your First Programmed Page;
3.3 Sending Data to the Server;
3.4 Summary;
Chapter 4: Using Images in WebMatrix;
4.1 Creating a Page That Uses an Image;
4.2 Creating Thumbnails and Links;
4.3 Programming the Image Tag;
4.4 Using the WebImage Helper;
4.5 Summary;
Chapter 5: Using Video in WebMatrix;
5.1 Using Video in Your Site;
5.2 Using the Video Helper;
5.3 Using the HTML5
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    Develope on Windows 7

    I bought this book to understand Windows 7 as a development platform. This book is very good a setting up Windows 7 pc to develope Microsoft web services.

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