[thelist] HomeSite

Raymond Camden jedimaster at mindseye.com
Tue Jul 1 15:26:05 CDT 2003

> Gabriel Vasquez <enkryption at verizon.net> wrote:
> > Why do people like HomeSite so much? What does it have over...say 
> > Dreamweaver? Any input would be appreciated.
> well, now that "Homesite Plus" is *part* of Dreamweaver MX, 

It's not part of it, it's just on the same CD. It's a completely
different program.

> it has very little i suppose :-)  one thing that i heard is 

HS+ is very different from DWMX. 

> missing from the version of Homesite that is integrated into 
> Dreamweaver MX is the multi-file search and replace with full 
> regexp support... it's quite a geeky feature, i'll concede, 
> but one that i would miss greatly.

Nothing is missing. You might as well call HS+ ColdFusion Studio 5.2 or
somesuch. HS+ IS the latest version of Studio. The only thing 'missing'
is customization of the UI, and that was because of the Adobe lawsuit,
AND that was corrected in the HS+ patch.

> also Homesite is only $99 while Dreamweaver MX is $399

But DWMX costs less than ColdFusion Studio did. So, for less money, you
get two products, and you may actually like DWMX. Personally, I don't
like it as much as HS+.

> i'm seriously trying to *migrate* from Homesite to 
> Dreamweaver MX because there've been rumblings and rumors in 
> the industry that Macromedia may discontinue it as a 
> stand-alone product, possibly integrating it deeply into 
> their other products.  Cold Fusion Studio also uses an 

Not true in the least. I don't work for MACR, but they just released a
patch a few weeks back.

> only-slightly-tweaked version of Homesite for it's HTML/CFML 
> Code editing user-interface, so this seems fairly likely.

Eh? It has RDS integration, db access, and more than just a slighty
tweaked interface.

Raymond Camden, ColdFusion Jedi Master for Mindseye, Inc
Member of Team Macromedia (http://www.macromedia.com/go/teammacromedia)

Email    : jedimaster at mindseye.com
Blog     : www.camdenfamily.com/morpheus/blog
Yahoo IM : morpheus

"My ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is." - Yoda 

More information about the thelist mailing list