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One day you're designing web sites with Dreamweaver. Next day, they've handed you a copy of Dreamweaver Ultradev, and told you, "database-enable that site.". If your mother didn't raise you to write web database applications, don't fret: Get Macromedia Dreamweaver UltraDev: Fast & Easy Web Development. It's the gentlest, most visual introduction to UltraDev you're likely to find.
You won't learn everything here, but Aneesha Bakharia does give you a great jumpstart on the basics. Planning your site. Working with UltraDev's peachy-keen Server Behaviors. Validating and retrieving form data (no coding, it's all point, click, and dialog boxes). If you're providing the database, too, Bakharia walks you through the basics of setting one up, using Microsoft Access. Whatever your data source, you'll learn how to retrieve data; build SQL queries using UltraDev's reasonably friendly tools; insert and update records; and more.
UltraDev can support JavaServer Pages, ColdFusion and Microsoft's ASP. Bakharia doesn't cover JSP or ColdFusion, but if you're hosting on Microsoft's IIS, you'll appreciate the bonus coverage of ASP -- including an accessible chapter on automating email responses.
The accompanying CD-ROM contains 5 advanced bonus chapters, plus a complete 30-day trial version of Dreamweaver UltraDev. Take it home, fool with it, and look as if you know what you're doing. (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant and writer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.