Macromedia has launched Backstage Internet Studio 2.0, an object-driven WYSIWYG tool for developing database-driven Web sites. According to Macromedia, the package eliminates the need for programming when developing sophisticated Web-based applications such as intranets or electronic commerce solutions.
The program uses objects instead of code to insert routes of instructions - similar to many authoring programs such as Icon Author and is therefore simpler to use.
The company has also taken a leaf out of Microsoft's book and included a variety of Wizards to help users. These, Macro-media claims, will allow users to "connect Web pages to client-server or desktop databases in minutes".
More information at www.macromedia.com.
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