Alexandru Costin

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Originally, I was going to use this article to present a tutorial on using PHAkt in conjunction with PostgreSQL to create dynamic Web sites. However, as I've just returned from MAX 2003 (a nice show, really), my vision changed a bit. I was repeatedly told, "Dreamweaver users don't work with server behaviors - they prefer to code manually." I decided to shift the focus of this article to include a clearer view of server behaviors as well as the PHAkt product overview. Introduction Dreamweaver Ultradev 4 was a great tool for building dynamic Web sites, but did not include support for Apache and PHP, a popular duo. That's how PHAkt - the PHP Server Model for Dreamweaver - was born. It was the most complex effort of its kind, and it was released as an open source product (free for download) to a huge market success. PHAkt History Let me give you a hint: PHAkt comes from P... (more)

Dreamweaver Reloaded

ColdFusion development is one of the few places with an undergoing IDE preference war (we'll ignore the war between VI and EMACS that has its roots in the last century). People like either CFStudio, or Homesite, of CFEclipse - but the best known player is Macromedia with its Dreamweaver platform. Still, some highly vocal CF developers don't like Dreamweaver, for three reasons. First, they are hardcore programmers, and Dreamweaver is a tool mostly for designers; second, they see in Dreamweaver some glitches that prevent them from working as they would like to; and third, they've bu... (more)