Developer Resource Kit available –Macromedia today announced the availability of the Macromedia MX Developer Resource Kit, Volume One. The kit, the first of a quarterly series, contains extensions, components, and resources to enable Macromedia Flash MX, Dreamweaver MX, and ColdFusion MX developers to quickly and easily create and deploy rich Internet applications. Macromedia MX Developer Resource Kit, Volume One, costs $99 and is available for immediate purchase from the Macromedia Online Store at www.macromedia.com/go/buydrk/.
“Macromedia is committed to providing solutions that help our developer base more efficiently create rich Internet applications with the integrated Macromedia MX product family, ” said Dominic Gallello, EVPProducts, Macromedia. “The extensions and components in the Macromedia MX Developer Resource Kit will help developers reduce their time to market by quickly delivering professional results.”
The Macromedia MX Developer Resource Kit contains cross-product articles and resources, Macromedia Flash MX components, and Dreamweaver MX extensions. These extensions and components for Macromedia Flash MX and Dreamweaver MX will only be available as part of this kit. The kit also contains an archive of more than 400 MB of content from the Macromedia Designer & Developer Center including multiple sample applications, tutorials, and other articles. For a detailed list of the kit contents, go to www.macromedia.com/go/drk/.
For Macromedia Flash MX developers, the kit includes the new DataGrid component. The DataGrid component provides the most versatile and useful way of quickly displaying data in a tabular format within rich Internet applications. With support for scrolling, paging, Macromedia Flash Remoting, customization, editable cells, and custom cell renderers, it can accommodate most data display needs.
“The Macromedia Flash MX DataGrid component is the most versatile component ever released by Macromedia,” said Justin Watkins, interactive producer, Learning Insights, Inc. “Almost every application needs to display data in a tabular format and the DataGrid component enables you to create tables with user-resizable columns, custom cell symbols, and editable text fields with barely any code. It brings rich Internet application development to a new level. “
Also for Macromedia Flash MX, the Media Component enables developers to quickly load and playback various media types including video within their content. In addition, the Macromedia Flash UI Component Set 3 will help streamline user interface development of rich Internet applications.
For Dreamweaver MX developers, the kit contains extensions for website building and application development. The extensions help display data in PHP applications, add functions to the file menu in Dreamweaver, and edit themes for sites developed using Radio Userland for editing weblogs. [Matt Brown's Dreamweaver Blog]