Some time ago - right after the release of CS6 - I popped a question several places, including a feature request directly to the DW staff, at Adobe.
The question was about the possibility to get the Server Behaviors within DW CS6 updated to make use of the new and improved MySQLi- and / or PDO-features.
Yet, nothing has happened...
Now, I´m asking you guys - in the forum, if I´m the only one, having this feature high on my priorities list???
Also - IF any members of the dev-team is reading this forum, I´d really like an answer to this question, from you.
Behaviors are like pre-defined snipplets - only with some-what crappy additional code; so in that perspective, I totally agree with you.
I just want Adobe to recoqnize, they´ve forgotten to update one the key-features in DW - as MySQLi and PDO are the Standards of web-development today - and what more; I want the dev-guys to DO something about it!
In DW CS6, there has been so many improvements on other areas - but this, they seem to have forgotten completely.
Let´s make this a widespread discussion as to what can be done to:
I´d really like some input from other high-end devs (and the Adobe DW-devs) on this too, please
I have never used DW Server behaviors. My observation is that most DW users are still using the older mysql extension, though of course they should upgrade. Maybe DW is waiting to follow the lead of their user-base.
I don't use DW to write any code, for the following reasons:
1. I like my own code better, my naming conventions, etc. and only use the PDO extension.
2. I use a Logitech G19 programmable keyboard which allows me to enter commonly used keyboard sequences in single keystrokes.
3. I keep a library of snippets for common code sequences that are longer than the G19 keyboard can maintain.
4. Although I don't use a framework like ZEND, my code is portable, at least across my own projects.
Therefore, if Behaviors and Spry are ways of generating sections of code quickly, I have my own personalized way of achieving the same thing, better. I have sometimes wondered if serious coders ever do use things like Behaviors, Spry, etc. Don't misunderstand me--I'm not saying that "no serious coder would use behaviors," but I assume (as someone who has never used them) that at some point every coder would outgrow them, for the kinds of reasons W3 mentions--wanting to use a database extension they don't support.
I agree with you too, Rob - no question ´bout that.
I´ve also adapted a nice collection of snipplets and use my own naming convetions - but this is not within the scope of this thread.
For DW to maintain its position as one the leading brands of IDE´s, I think it´s important, to stay "on top" in all "diciplines" - including the handling and execution of the latest SQL-standards.
Spry is not even an option in my book - as jQuery does the job, so much better.
If options supplied in an editor does not live up to industri standards - they should either be updated or removed.
Either way demands action from Adobe - which is my objective, with this...
I´ve used DW very little, the last year, as CODA and NetBeans does the job just as well - but I still believe, DW deserves a fighting chance.
Yes, I realize my post diverged from the original focus, but the thing I did mention in the beginning is that most of the people who frequent this forum seem to still be using the original mysql extension, so Adobe may not be feeling the pressure to upgrade. Big mistake for everybody, of course. Everyone needs to stop using the old extension.
I have not used Netbeans or CODA. Not even familiar with CODA. I use ZEND studio. Yes to jQuery over spry. I don't think spry offers anything I can't just code myself, but jQuery has some very useful widgets.
I have used Coda and it's SQL editor and CSS gradient tool in Coda 2 is amazing. However, I've encountered enough bugs with using responsive design and their preview to hold off on a complete switch at the moment. I tried reporting it but they don't see responsive design as a prominent market at the moment.
I just came about this post today.
Normally I always do all my coding manually (no wizards) and I only use the mysqli versions of the php functions.
This week I was tinkering about woth CS6's Database bindings with the idea of: "It's Adobe so it could be better en easier than what I' doing".
WHAT A DISAPOINTMENT!!
I fully agree that CS6 should have moved on to the newer ad more modern mysqli behaviour/functions!!
@ Dreamweaver team: PLEASE ISSUE AN UPDATE THAT TAKES CARE OF THIS!!
(sorry for me having to shout this out loud ).
I want to add my voice to this request. I've been a Dreamweaver user for several years but now I am starting to use other tools to write PHP code because of the lack of support for MySQLi- and / or PDO. The PHP coding forums are saying lots of negative things about DW because of this and serious developers are leaving.
Dreamweaver team: When are you going to support these important features??? At least let us know if you are listening to us!
I agree. If the mySQL support is not updated to stay current, DW will die. I hesitate to build anything new in it because of this issue. RIght now, it is an expensive code editor that does not do a whole lot more for me that UltaEdit on new projects.
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