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Choosing an Authoring Tool

ASP is one of the few technologies that can be used effectively for creating both sophisticated and entry-level Web applications. Because of the flexibility of ASP, there are many ASP development tools available for Web developers and authors of varying skill levels.

You can use any text editor to create *.asp files. As you progress, you may find it more productive to use an editor with enhanced support for ASP, such as Macromedia Dreamweaver UltraDev or Adobe GoLive.

Sun ONE Active Server Pages, combined with one or more of these development tools, provides a common Web application platform for:

Note icon Note Sun ONE ASP enables you to run ASP pages generated by a variety of development tools. However, questions about the installation, configuration, and use of a specific tool should be directed to the tool’s manufacturer.