What should I use?
I'm an SQL Developer, so I have a familiarity with Visual Studio via SQL Server BIDS.
That said, on a clean laptop that I plan to use as a developer sandbox, what do you recommend I install for developing along with the book?
Web Matrix, Visual Web Developer Express, or Visual Studio 2010 Express?
Do you recommend SQL Server 2008 R2 Express or SQL Server 2012 Express?
Thanks in advance
P.S. - I had installed SQL Server 2012 Express and had VS 2010 Express installed, but when I tried to create a web site, I found there were no templates. I tried using the web platform installer to install templates, but no luck; so I uninstalled everything and am now wondering what the "best" set of stuff to install and use with this book might be.