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Thread began 9/28/2014 2:58 pm by Patrice | Last modified 10/25/2014 5:28 pm by Patrice | 3569 views | 8 replies


@Patrice, I was a hold out as well. Been doing this long before GoLive as well as using some other extensions for DW that were from a Romanian company that Adobe bought up and then killed off (InterAKT). But you have to put aside your pride and sometimes admit defeat if doing so will allow you to work faster and have more time for other things (like building your company or spending time with family).

BTW, if your looking for an alternative, buy Zend Studio and learn to code from scratch. Then you can take your extension created code, build on it, and save it as snippets (effectively the same as an extension albeit a bit more manual). This will allow you to cut your ties with Adobe who are in it for the money as is any business.

One thing to consider is what if Adobe buys out WebAssist? I'm sure the partners at WA would be more than happy to sell to Adobe and then Adobe could kill them off also as they've shown in past precedent. Then you'd be back at square one, and hand coding via Zend, Eclipse etc.

Personally I think Adobe is focused on biggest bang for the buck and Developers are only fractional in comparison to newbs and hobbyists so they really don't care about databased pages or dynamic elements. If they did, we still see the means to work on aspx pages and the server extensions would not have been deprecated... So be aware that one day you may wake up and find DW no longer a viable developer tool much to the disappointment of people like you an me.

Since, I'm rambling, it would be nice to see Microsoft make Visual Studio PHP savvy. I also use VS 2013 and it has a number of benefits over DW and Eclipse/Zend Studio.

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