Dreamweaver UltraDev can also link to ODBC, ADO or JDBC data systems and supports industry standard servers such as Microsoft IIS, IBM WebSphere, Netscape Enterprise Server and BEA Weblogic. An important new aspect of UltraDev is that applications can be tested with live data; this allows you to build queries and the like, and then view the resultant content without having to switch to a Web browser.
Building on other Macromedia technologies, UltraDev has a built-in library of server-side "behaviours", such as updating databases, providing navigation, creating pages or displaying data.
As is now expected of the Dreamweaver family, the resultant code output from UltraDev is very clean and tight, and the program integrates closely with Macromedia Fireworks, Flash and Shockwave. The program comes bundled with IBM's WebSphere Application Server software, and, strangely, Allaire's HomeSite Web authoring program.
Macromedia Dreamweaver UltraDev
Price: $1095 (upgrades from $199)
Phone: (02) 4721 7211