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How many of you do/would use DW MX for PHP scripting?
Lieutenant Skat

 2:28 pm on Jul 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

I only ask because I've always been an anti-IDE/text-editor-only sort of guy, but I had to use Dreamweaver MX for a book I've been editing recently, and I must admit be being really impressed by its ability to hammer out boiler plate code on double-quick time. Sure, it makes a few errors that means you have to go in and clean up what it produces, but on balance I still found this to be a much faster way of producing pages than hacking the code manually. True, it only runs on WierdOS or OS X, but, all other things being equal, I'm seriously thinking about getting myself an iBook so's I can hammer code on the train going to and from work each day and then cross load everything onto my Linux machine when I get home. I mean, it's actually fun!

Of course, being given a free copy of Studio MX for OS X (a beta-tester's bonus) may have biased my opinion, but I was wondering what every one else thought.



 3:53 pm on Jul 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld Lieutenant_Skat
be sure to check out paynt's welcome post [webmasterworld.com]

I have misgivings about letting DW touch my scripts. Call me arrogant but I think I can write it better than DW. Though it would be interesting to check out. I didn't realize that it did that.

Lieutenant Skat

 4:18 pm on Jul 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

Well, I doubt anyone's arrogant for saying they're better than a machine (yet, anyway). I just find it faster for banging-out the repetetive stuff - although bear in mind that I'm crap with a keyboard, and so find that (for instance) building a query by selecting fields directly from an onscreen list eliminates one extra source of possible errors in my code (i.e. my rubbish spelling)!

I was just curous, anyway.


 4:22 pm on Jul 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

What is WierdOS?


 4:22 pm on Jul 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

I will definitely check it out, if for nothing else than to see the method in which is does things. You never know, could pick up a few tricks. I agree that it would be much easier for queries. I will ultimately check it out once I find someone who owns it so I can try it and see if it's worth shelling out for.


 4:22 pm on Jul 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

I couldn't imagine using anything but VIM and my little libraries of 'common code'. I seriously think I knock out pages faster than someone using DW (i use templates too)

But for PHP? Hell no! Never! ;) ;)


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