Coding QA Podcast: Episode 42 Introducing WebMatrix

Coding QA Podcast

In this episode Matthew talks with Scott Hunter about the new released WebMatrix, Microsoft's free tool for building websites on windows. They give you an inside look into how the team comes up with new features and products as they discuss the reasons for creating WebMatrix. They also discuss th.

Episode synopsis

In this episode Matthew talks with Scott Hunter about the new released WebMatrix, Microsoft's free tool for building websites on windows. They give you an inside look into how the team comes up with new features and products as they discuss the reasons for creating WebMatrix. They also discuss the short life cycle of the products and how that effected the way the team functioned and how the disciple lines where blurred.

  • This Week’s News
  • What are the products and features make up WebMatrix
    • SQL CE 4: A New Embedded Database for ASP.NET
    • IIS Express: A Lightweight web server
    • WebMatrix: A simple easy to use editor
    • ASP.NET WebPages: A new framework for creating websites built on ASP.NET Core
    • Razor: A new syntax used by both ASP.NET WebPages and a new ASP.NET view Engine
  • Why we decided to build WebMatrix
    • Make it easy to start writing awesome web sites
    • Reduce the amount you have to type
  • WebMatrix’s super short sprints and how it changed the way the feature crews worked
    • The QA team was involved in features from the very beginning including prototyping
    • The QA team spent more time inside the code
    • Members of the feature crews blurred disciple lines
    • There was lots of app building to validate designs

 

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