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Chapter 8. Building the Data > Databases and Studio MX 2004

Databases and Studio MX 2004

Studio MX 2004 makes extensive use of databases, simply because Macromedia has identified dynamic sites as being the wave of the future. This explains why the Studio products that have a web feature (Flash, Dreamweaver, and Director) are all able to incorporate dynamic data. Though the tools can do it, we still aren't at the point where the platforms—Mac and PC—can manage dynamic data in such a way that novices can easily get into the game regardless of whether they develop on a Mac or a PC.

Databases and Platforms

In many respects, the question of using Mac or PC as the development platform comes down to the software that will be used. The problem is, of course, which is the right software? To arrive at that decision, you should ask such questions as:


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