Adobe is a tools company, that’s how we make most of our money. And usually we do an awesome job (ie Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, etc). But sometimes it seems like we don’t quite hit the mark. There’s a poll over at Ajaxian about whether or not Dreamweaver should be taken seriously by Ajax developers and the results so far are interesting. 21% of people (113 votes) use Dreamweaver. The majority use a simple text editor (43%) and 24% use some kind of Eclipse based tool.
Now with Adobe AIR, Ajax has become an area of focus for a lot of us. It’s good to see Dreamweaver continue to have a lot of traction on a site like Ajaxian, but the complains in the comments about design view show there is still some work to do. Expression Web is a phenomenal tool for Ajax development, so I hope the introduction of Microsoft puts the Dreamweaver team into high gear (but MSFT dropped the ball in not supporting PHP). We’ve also got JSEclipse sitting out there on labs, but I haven’t heard what we’re planning on doing with it. I used that tool before the company behind it was bought by Adobe, so I’d love to see it make a comeback and become an Eclipse-based product that Adobe could sell to Ajax developers.
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