About rapid application development (all servers)

About rapid application development (all servers)

Rapid application development (RAD) is a software development process designed to make building applications easier and faster. RAD tools typically handle the details of a software project much like computer-assisted-design (CAD) tools take care of the details of drawing a wall or inserting a window in a building plan.

Dreamweaver is a RAD tool for website designers as well as web application developers. You can use Dreamweaver to build pages that search, insert, update, or delete records in a database. Dreamweaver handles the details of creating the pages; little or no coding is required from the developer. (Dreamweaver also provides a full-featured coding environment for developers who like to code all or part of their pages.)

This section covers the following conceptual topics:

  • About master/detail pages
  • About search/results pages
  • About advanced database manipulation objects

Getting Started with Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver Basics
Working with Dreamweaver Sites
Laying Out Pages
Adding Content to Pages
Working with Page Code
Preparing to Build Dynamic Sites
Making Pages Dynamic
Developing Applications Rapidly
Building ColdFusion Applications Rapidly
Building ASP.NET Applications Rapidly
Building ASP and JSP Applications Rapidly