What You Missed This Week

This week we covered the most important topics when it comes to working with databases. From connecting to a database, through insert, update, delete records and applying security restrictions. All these actions are easily done with our most famous extensions' trio - DMXzone Database Connector, Database Updater and the updated Security Provider. Also, make sure to get the latest version of DMXzone Server Connect as it comes with added support for the latest Security Provider 1.9.0 with basic browser authentication.

Apply Security Restrictions to Your Website

Once you connect to your database with DMXzone Database Connector PHP/ASP/ASP.NET and define your updating actions with DMXzone Database Updater PHP/ASP/ASP.NET it's time to secure them the best possible way. And to do that we use DMXzone Security Provider PHP/ASP/ASP.NET extension because you don't want certain users messing around on your website or app, do you?. Of course, you can give specific users all the power with the highest level of access so watch the video tutorials below to see how it's done!

The latest version of DMXzone Security Provider comes with browser authentication for easier login and automatic authentication, as well authentication from other online services like Zapier

Define and Connect Your Database Update Action

Insert, delete and update records are three basic actions but fundamental when you're working with databases. And what better way to manage the data in your databases in a whole new way through Ajax technology? There's one Dreamweaver extension, which we're in love with and does all that and more - DMXzone Database Updater. It's available for PHP, ASP and ASP.NET so make sure to check out the tutorials below and see how it performs together with DMXzone Database Connector PHP/ASP/ASP.NET.

Until next Wednesday you can get both tools with discount as part of our weekly sale! 

Check if a Record Exists in a Database Before Insert

If there's one thing that is the most searchable item on our website, than this is it! Validating input value against the database or checking if a record already exists in a database has always been a struggle but the solution is quite simple. You just need the DMXzone Database Connector PHP/ASP/ASP.NET, which we spoke about yesterday, and the powerful HTML5 Form Validator. These two awesome extension will do the job for you so make sure to check out the video tutorial.

Connect to a Database in Dreamweaver - the Modern Way!

Almost three and a half years ago we introduced the most modern approach to connect to your database in Dreamweaver. After the old server behaviors were deprecated, we stepped in and developed DMXzone Database Connector. Today, it already supports the most popular PHP, ASP and ASP.NET server types and lets you connect easily, without a single line of code, thanks to its built-in connection wizard and visual database source query builder. In this article we'll show you that using this extension is really simple and there's nothing to fear.

What You Missed This Week
This week we published our plan for the year and you can check it out in the Extensions Roadmap 2017. Also, we improved DMXzone Font Awesome and added 150+ new icons to it so make sure to install the latest version and access these new icons. Last but not least, watch the amazing video tutorial where we met DMXzone Server Connect with the Zapier service and see what happened.
Over One Hundred New Icons in Font Awesome
One of our most amazing free Dreamweaver extensions got updated today. DMXzone Font Awesome received 156 new and shiny additions. Bring your design to the next level by enriching it with this collection of scalable web font icons. DMXzone Font Awesome's icons are designed to be compatible with DMXzone Bootstrap 3 as well as HTML5 Data Bindings and you can easily customize them directly in Dreamweaver. Make sure to check out the showcases below, where we featured this great extension and its icons.
When DMXzone Server Connect Meets Zapier

 

Don't you hate it when you have to waste time, doing repetitive tasks? There's one great service called Zapier, which will do the boring job for you and will move the info between your web apps, automatically.  Today, we decided to put it to the test, together with our DMXzone Server Connect and a few of its awesome components. The result is pretty impressive and you can see it in our latest video below.

Anatomy of DMXzone Extensions

With over 100 DMXzone extensions, understanding which one you need and how it works could be a tough job. In this article we'll explore the anatomy of our tools so you can get to know the four major groups and the difference between them. We have server side extensions, client side extensions, independent ones and also extensions, which still use the old server behaviors but will be deprecated soon.

Extensions Roadmap 2017

 

You ask for it and you shall receive it! Last week we announced that we were working on our DMXzone Extensions Roadmap 2017 and now we're ready to give you a sneak preview of what to expect from us. First and foremost one major extension will be released very soon. It's called DMXzone App Connect, and similarly to DMXzone Server Connect, it will serve many more other extensions but on the client side. If you're already familiar with HTML5 Data Bindings, think of DMXzone App Connect like its second version but with improved behavior connector (DMXzone Task Manager to be named). Below you can see what else we'll develop but keep in mind that we'll update the list constantly in the next few months.

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