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Mastering Dreamweaver MX Databases

This new releases offers tutorials on how to create a dynamic database-driven website By Adam Bell
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Dreamweaver MX Databases
Susan Sales Harkins, Bryan Chamberlain, Darren McGee
Sybex Publishing
$49.99 US/$79.95 CAN 707 Pages
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Dreamweaver MX has become much, much more than just another HTML WYSIWYG editor as it was when it was first launched in December 1997. It now handles the creation of powerful websites that can connect dynamically to various databases on all sorts of platforms, servers, and connections. However, you won't really be able to learn all of this power in Macromedia's own literature. And general Dreamweaver books only barely scratch the surface on the true power of these amazing features.

Fortunately, speciality books like this new release from Sybex have come to the rescue. This new releases offers tutorials on how to create a dynamic database-driven website. More importantly it doesn't just stick to just creating a database in Microsoft Access and connecting via just ASP or ColdFusion. What about the rest of us?

Well, this book offers chapters in not just ASP and ColdFusion but also ASP.NET, ADO.NET, JSP and PHP which is the connection I personally use on my own sites because it is open source and free (!). Same reason I use MySQL to create databases, but this books also covers everything to the mega-giant Oracle to good ol' Microsoft Access for creating your databases. The books also shows you how to connect to these databases whether you are on PC or Mac. Besides showing you how to use these various types of databases and database connections, the book also illustrates how each of these services work inside and out. While it won't do it as well as a book dedicated to just one platform like let's say, ASP.NET, most of us do not need a book that comprehensive. We just want a book that shows us how to use it with Dreamweaver MX and this book does that very well.


The authors spent a year coming up with the material for the book dating back to the UltraDev days. (In case you didn't know, UltraDev was basically a more expensive and more advanced version of Dreamweaver's 3 and 4 for the last couple of years. MX basically merged Dreamweaver with UltraDev and introduced Contribute as a siimpler way to easily update basic non-database sites.) The author's work shows and shines through with this release as it's very clear they have done their homework. The most important feature is no matter what platform you are using or what database you plan to use and connect to, you will find some type of information on it in this book.

Adam Bell is the Design Director, CEO, Videographer and sometimes janitor with dzign@datatv.com (http://datatv.com/) amazingly not getting plastered in the French Quarter of New Orleans, LA.

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Adam Bell is the Design Director, CEO, Videographer and sometimes janitor with dzign@datatv.com (http://datatv.com/) amazingly not getting plastered in the French Quarter of New Orleans, LA.
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