Dreamweaver MX 2004

Dreamweaver MX 2004
Overall Rating: 4
Experience Date:Feb 01, 2004

Strong development platform, nice multi-platform support
Needs a “lite” version, SERIOUS caching problems

I use Dreamweaver for all my ColdFusion and ASP development. Also HTML if that counts. I miss ColdFusion Studio, but I understand the need to have one platform. It supports (and quickly brings up references for) the major web programming languages. I can develop quickly in it, and it is available on mac and PC platforms. I wish they had a tuned down version that didn’t support all the site features. Those seem to cause problems. The biggest problem with Dreamweaver MX 2004 is that sometimes it will overwrite a file on the server with an older cached copy. To safely and consistently get around this, you need to browse to the cache on your hard drive before you start development for the day and delete all the files for the cache for the site(s) you’re going to be working on.

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