Executive Summary

By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2003-01-06 Print this article Print

: Director MX"> Executive Summary: Director MX

Usability Good
Capability Excellent
Performance Good
Interoperability Fair
Manageability Fair
Scalability Fair
Security Fair
Combining an improved interface with additional capabilities and greater integration with technologies such as Flash, Macromedias Director MX maintains its position as one of the premier platforms for developing high-end multimedia applications.


Directors price compares favorably with that of similar development environments, although businesses purchasing the entire Macromedia development line might find it a bit pricey.

(+) Improved user interface; new features for building accessible applications; improved integration options.

(-) No cross-platform collaborative development; no version for older Mac OS.

  • Java development environments
  • Macromedias Flash MX
  • www.macromedia.com

    Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr RapozaÔÇÖs current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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