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Topic: Tools

Programs or libraries used to write or debug programs, and articles on the mechanics of a particular language. With operating systems, can include useful utilities, command lines, etc.

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Testing Web Apps Effectively with twill (Python DevCenter)
There's a real drive toward testing these days. If you develop any sort of application seriously, you've likely heard recommendations to write comprehensive automated tests. Is that really useful? Michele Simionato explores the arguments for and against automated testing, and shows how to automate web app testing using Python and the twill utility.

Working with Multiple Content Sources in GoLive (Web Development DevCenter)
GoLive allows you to add multiple content sources with ease, but extracting multiple records from one source based on multiple records from another source is beyond the scope of its current GUI. However, with some editing and using nested loops, you can manipulate data from multiple content sources for your GoLive sites.

Get Lean with GoLive 6 (Web Development DevCenter)
Those who code by hand sometimes scoff at using tools such as Adobe GoLive because these HTML editors once added unnecessay tags and produced code that failed to validate. But times have changed, and now GoLive can actually make it easier to produce lean, mean code. Derry Thompson shows you how.

Using the SQL Select Statement in GoLive 6 (Web Development DevCenter)
With a little knowledge of the SQL select statement, and a little editing in the source mode of GoLive 6, you can provide sophisticated search routines for your users.

Google Needs People (Web Development DevCenter)
Peter Morville talks about the recent stir Google created when it launched Google News, a service Google claims was generated without human editors. Peter, coauthor of Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, 2nd Edition, thinks Google should stop denying that it needs humans.

Extending GoLive 6's Dynamic Content (Web Development DevCenter)
Learn how to get more control over your forms while utilizing the power of GoLive 6 Dynamic Content.

Create Automatic Rollovers with Adobe GoLive 6 (Web Development DevCenter)
Creating rollovers has never been easier than it is now in Adobe GoLive 6. It will even find and load your rollover images, then write the JavaScript code for you. Here's how.

Converting Your Site to GoLive, Part 2 (Web Development DevCenter)
In part one of this series, you learned how to convert your site from a local volume to GoLive. Here, in part two, Deb Shadovitz shows you step by step how to start using GoLive's great management tools with sites already residing on a Web server.

Converting Your Site To GoLive (Web Development DevCenter)
Adobe GoLive 6 is great if you're starting a Web site from scratch, but how do you maintain an existing site with GoLive's sophisticated tools? Deborah Shadovitz shows you how, step by step, in this first of a series of articles.

"Power User" Files Listing in Adobe GoLive 6 (Web Development DevCenter)
By holding down just one key in Adobe GoLive 6, you can instantly review all of your nested files and folders before uploading to your Web server, then modify your upload by simply checking and unchecking a few boxes.

Easily Add Objects to Your Layout in Adobe GoLive 6 (Web Development DevCenter)
Adobe GoLive 6 lets you quickly add graphical objects to your layout. Everything from JPGs to tables to QuickTime movies can be incorporated with lightning speed.

DOCTYPE Made Easy with Adobe GoLive 6 (Web Development DevCenter)
Adobe GoLive 6 offers an easy way to add or change the DOCTYPE for a page you're working on. So easy in fact that you'll never go without adding a DOCTYPE again.

Easy QuickTime Slide Shows with Adobe GoLive 6 (Web Development DevCenter)
GoLive 6 includes an impressive Web video editor and one of its hidden features is the ability to easily create QuickTime slide shows. See how!

Keeping Track of File Usage in Adobe GoLive 6 (Web Development DevCenter)
Want to know how many times a particular page, such as your "Contacts" info, is listed throughout your site? GoLive 6 makes it easy. Here's how.

Create Tables Easily in GoLive 6 (Web Development DevCenter)
You can create custom tables by simply clicking and dragging in GoLive 6. Here's how.

GoLive 6: Adobe's Open Source Embrace (Web Development DevCenter)
It's not your newbie's GoLive anymore. Version 6 supports ASP, JSP, and the Internet-favorite PHP for database integration of content, plus a full set of preconfigured servers for both Mac OS X and Windows XP/2000. Glenn Fleishman shows you how to fire up this hot rod.

Find and Fix Common Page Title Errors in Adobe GoLive 6 (Web Development DevCenter)
If you're using the site management tool in GoLive 6, you can globally find missing page titles and fix them without ever opening the actual page. Here's how!

Generate Page Thumbnails in Adobe GoLive 6 (Web Development DevCenter)
If you're using the site management tool in GoLive 6, the File Inspector includes a Content tab, which is a very easy way to preview graphics and Web pages without opening them.

Move Previous Sites to Adobe GoLive 6 (Web Development DevCenter)
GoLive 6 lets you import entire sites created with other tools and manage them with its extensive site management tools.

The Highlight Palette in Adobe GoLive 6 (Web Development DevCenter)
Adobe GoLive 6 provides a new feature that allows you to highlight any aspect of your Web page such as specific tags, CSS statements, or JavaScript code.

Dreamweaver Power Combinations (Web Development DevCenter)
Heather Williamson, coauthor of Dreamweaver in a Nutshell, discusses four scenarios that will assist you in creating a more interactive site, in less time, using Dreamweaver tools and the Dreamweaver Exchange Web site.

Dreamweaver: A Visual Tool for Serious Web Coders (Web Development DevCenter)
Visual Web development environments aren't usually that interesting to coders. But according to Bruce Epstein, Dreamweaver has lots of appeal for seasoned Web professionals.

Extending Dreamweaver: Let Dreamweaver Create Your Menus (Web Development DevCenter)
Create a tree-style menu for your site's navigation in Dreamweaver. Part three of a three-part series.

Accessing Dreamweaver's JavaScript API (Web Development DevCenter)
This week, Claus Augusti shows you how to get inside Dreamweaver and manipulate the functions defined by the JavaScript-API. As an example of the mischief you can create using Dreamweaver commands, Claus provides step by step instructions for adding word count capability to the application.


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