Mark, I have been developing with PHP for 1 year now, and about 1 month ago got DMX, I have to say that I spend much much less time on building forms and little repetitive work, and more on building applications. I would have to say that DMX increased my productivity by at least 5 times.(I suck at building forms because I spend to much time perfecting them) There is an initial learning curve, because DMX does some things different from what I had known, and some weird behaviors at times, and it certainly cannot be your entire application builder but I can safely say that I love it. Do not attempt to work with it if you do not have a fundamental understanding of PHP, because it has some weird quirks that I were hard to pinpoint for myself. But for building dynamic drop down lists, and recordsets, and update pages, it is great. I wish they had built in some kind of form checker where you could say, "check this field because it is a date" and "check this field when submitted because it is required" I also wish you could customize your mysql error messages, instead every one of them ends in "or die(mysql_error())" Maybe they do have these, and I have not yet found them, so forgive me if my statements are incorrect.( and help me cause I'd love them!) Again, it won't do user error checking, and when forms get complicated you have to do some manual editing, and the errors are generic. But it is certainly worth that money.
Thanks Dan -----Original Message----- From: Mark McCulligh [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2002 9:43 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [PHP] Development Tools I am looking for a good Development tool to write my PHP in and was wondering what people are using out there. I have been looking at Dreamweaver MX, Zend Studio 2.5 and phpEdit. I know UltraDev 4 well with ASP, but the new MX now supports PHP. This MX/PHP any good? Zend looks good with the integrated documentation and debugging tools. Thanks, Mark. _________________________________________ Mark McCulligh, Application Developer / Analyst Sykes Canada Corporation www.SykesCanada.com (888)225-6824 ex. 3262 [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php