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Dreamweaver for PHP/MySQL applications

Posted on by Clive Walker in PHP Dreamweaver

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Macromedia Dreamweaver is used by many people to edit their standard HTML websites but it can also be used to develop PHP websites where information is pulled from a MySQL database.

It can be daunting to look at PHP code and to write it yourself from scratch but the server functionality and behaviors built into Dreamweaver allow rapid development of quite complex websites using a code-friendly interface.

The code purists may say that the code generated is not to the same standard as a hard-core PHP coder could write – and that may be partly true. However, Dreamweaver has always been extensible and there are many extensions written by other PHP coders that add extra functionality to the default server behaviors in Dreamweaver.

Extensions can often be used to provide the code that is a starting point for a more complex web requirement. The more complex application may require code editing but is a great way of learning if the inclination takes you.

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