So I spent the past day excitedly uninstalling all my CS6 software and “upgrading” to the new Adobe CC. I didn’t want to believe Adobe would no longer develop Fireworks (which I find completely stupid and insane, but whatever), so I figured I’d spend the next 6-12 months teaching myself Illustrator… no biggie. If Rogie can do it, I can do it.
Well not only is Fireworks dead, but lo and behold ColdFusion development has been completely removed from Dreamweaver! What!?! When was this announced? What do I do? I have work due by the end of the week… and I CAN’T REINSTALL CS6!!! Seriously, I physically cannot get my work done!
First, my work environment.
I have a live co-located server that hosts my final product. I then have a separate development server in my home office which I use to create all my masterpieces. I have a laptop which I’ve never really been comfortable coding with, but do use it from time to time. And then there’s my crown jewel… my dual monitor workstation which I’m on nearly all day every day (would like to eventually add a third monitor). The only reason I mention the dual monitors is that it’s imperative to my development…
Dreamweaver CF Builder, Fireworks, Navicat & FlashFXP (all the development stuff) on the left and my browser is on the right (of course I test in every browser… no built-in rendering or troubleshooting tools needed for me), which I refresh as I go making sure I’m getting my desired outcome across all platforms. And as I just mentioned, I use Navicat for all my SQL management (both Dreamweaver’s and Eclipse’s built-in SQL stuff is just laughable [and unnecessary]) and then FlashFXP for my FTP client (built-in FTP clients work fine… they just scare me. I test over the local network and want to make sure I’m only uploading the final product, not risking overwriting anything important.).