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Based on the phenomenally successful Dreamweaver, UltraDev gives you the tools to build dynamic, data-driven Web pages, with everything from simple forms ...
Based on the phenomenally successful Dreamweaver, UltraDev gives you the tools to build dynamic, data-driven Web pages, with everything from simple forms to sophisticated database applications and inventory systems. Dreamweaver UltraDev 4: Training from the Source is the only book to take you step-by-step through lessons and projects developed by Macromedia's own authorized training centers. The accompanying CD comes complete with all the files you need to work through every step in the book, just as the trainers at Macromedia would.
The lessons in this book take you step-by-step through the creation of a database driven Web site. The book's 11 lessons start with setting up connections between your web pages and databases and conclude with developing Server Behaviors to extend Dreamweaver UltraDev's capabilities.
Lesson 1: UltraDev 4 Basics
Lesson 2: Configuring Your Web Site
Lesson 3: Setting Up Database Connectivity
Lesson 4: Adding Dynamic Data
Lesson 5: Building Multirecord Result Pages
Lesson 6: Building Insert Pages
Lesson 7: Building Update Pages
Lesson 8: Creating Searches with SQL Variables
Lesson 9: Displaying Server Objects
Lesson 10:Setting Passwords and Security
Lesson 11: Building Server Behaviors
Each lesson begins with an overview of its contents and what you can expect to lean Lessons are divided into focused, bite-size tasks to build your UItraDev skills. Each lesson builds on what you've learned in previous lessons.
Tips: These highlight shortcuts for performing common tasks or ways you can use your new UltraDev skills to solve common problems.
Notes: These provide background information about a feature or task.
Italic terms: Words in italic indicate the exact names of files, text windows, tabs, or buttons within dialog boxes, and other items that you'll be using or selecting. The italics are meant tat help you quickly find what's being discussed. An example: Click the Select button to navigate to the database you want to use.
Code font: Used to indicate scripts, SQL statements, HTML tag and attribute names, and literal text in examples. An example: Type connAndes as the name for your connection. Italicized code font indicates code items where you are expected to replace the italicized word with a word related to your own files or documents. An example: Type yourConnection as the name for your connection.
Menu commands and keyboard shortcuts: Other ways to execute UltraDev's mousebased commands. Menu-based commands are shown as: Menu > Insert > Image. Keyboard-based shortcuts (when available) are shown in parentheses after the first step in which they can be used; a plus sign between the names of the keys means you press the keys simultaneously. For example: (Ctrl+Alt+l Windows, Option+Command+l Mac) means that to insert an image you should press the Ctrl and Alt and I keys at the same time if you're using a Windows machine or press the Option and Apple and I keys at the same time if you're on a Mac. Appendix A at the end of the book offers a quick-to-use chart of all of UltraDev's keyboard shortcuts.
No matter which of the three folders you use, the structure within each is essentially the same: a folder for each of the 12 lessons, a Microsoft Access 2000 database file (andescoffee.mdb), and two more folders labeled Current files and Finished site. Feel free to copy the folder for your chosen server model (ASP, ColdFusion, or JSP) to your hard drive for faster performance. Be sure, however, to preserve the exact names and structure of the files within the Current files folder.
The files in Current files and in each of the 12 lesson folders are initially identical, but they will diverge as you work through the lessons. If you want to keep safety or inprogress copies of your own working files, you should keep them in the Current file folder and rename them in a way that will help you identify them. For more information how to avoid any problems with the lesson files, see the ReadMe file on the CD.
Dreamweaver UltraDev 4 supports the following server for ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML):
Posted October 23, 2001
The information and the tutorial set up is fairly clear and easy to follow. However, there are errors in the instructions which cause the lessons to fail. It was extremely frustrating to repeat several steps, several times, and still get no results. An errata site would have helped a great deal.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 24, 2001
You would think that a book named 'Training from the source' would have more explainations of what exactly is going on with the pages you are creating. For almost $40 I think they could have added more content and explained things more. There are pages on the CD that they do not even cover that would be very helpful. If this book had only been $20 I would be satisfied with what I got. They could of at least added the content from the Dreamweaver book, but I guess they want you to spend an extra $40 on that one also. I had hoped that a book straight from Macromedia would be the most complete, but I can get more and better information for free off the web. So my quest continues.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.