Microsoft WebMatrix Alternatives

    Microsoft WebMatrix is described as 'WebMatrix is everything you need to build Web sites using Windows. It includes IIS Express (a development Web server), ASP.NET (a Web framework), and SQL Server Compact (an embedded database)' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Microsoft WebMatrix for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Self-Hosted solutions and .NET Framework. The best alternative is Microsoft Visual Studio. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Cevelop or Microsoft Small Basic. Other great apps like Microsoft WebMatrix are Adobe Dreamweaver (Paid), Pinegrow Web Editor (Paid), Denwer (Free Personal) and Leafier (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 12, 2020

    1. Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft. It is used to develop computer programs for Microsoft Windows, as well as web sites, web applications and web services.
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      Microsoft Visual Studio vs Microsoft WebMatrix opinions
      Some users think Microsoft Visual Studio is a great alternative to Microsoft WebMatrix, some don't.
      WebMatrix is an IDE specialised on Web Development while VSCode has no specialisation. In WebDevelopment VSCode is way worse than WebMatrix
      Negative comment over 4 years ago


    2. Pinegrow is a Mac, Windows and Linux web editor that lets you build responsive websites faster with live multi-page editing, CSS & SASS styling, CSS Grid editor and smart components for Bootstrap, Foundation and WordPress.
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    3. The C++ IDE for professional developers.
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    4. Microsoft Small Basic puts the fun back into computer programming. With a friendly development environment that is very easy to master, it eases both kids and adults into the world of programming.
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    5. Denwer is a collection of often-used web-servers for web-programmers. It is used to debug web-sites under Win32. Denwer includes: friendly installer; Apache; PHP; MySQL; Perl; virtual host management system; phpMyAdmin; sendmail stub; start/stop manager.


      The program is no longer updated and the website is full of spam articles. Last version, released in November 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      A simple, lightweight and easy to use HTML editor worth having when you need to view and edit what document you want, as well as insert new HTML and CSS tags.
    6. It's a portable server manager that you can go anywhere, anytime, in any computer and run your webapp. Quick and easy to configure, a really useful application for your portable apps kit.
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      • Windows
      UEStudio offers all the functionality of UltraEdit plus other exciting and powerful features!
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      FoxServ is an Apache / mySQL / PHP installer package for Windows and Linux. Unlike NuShpere or PHPTriad, FoxServ features the latest version of all …
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