Macromedia Backstage Enterprise Studio is an early "Studio" suite of the Backstage website development tools developed by iBand and released by Macromedia after it had acquired iBand in March 1996.
Applications[edit | edit source]
- Macromedia Backstage Designer Plus
- Macromedia Backstage Manager
- Macromedia Backstage Object Server
- Backstage Library of Objects
Product history[edit | edit source]
Version 1.0 of Macromedia Backstage Desktop Studio and Enterprise Studio were released as part of a trial beta program in April 1996 and shipped on April 29 and July 1, respectively. The Enterprise version's primary difference is that it includes additional Backstage Objects that support client-server databases, such as Informix, Oracle, and Sybase, while the Desktop version is limited to local desktop databases. Macromedia released Backstage Xtras Developers Kit later in the year to allow developers to build their own objects.
Backstage Enterprise Studio was superseded by Macromedia Backstage Internet Studio 2: Enterprise Edition in the first quarter of 1997.
Awards[edit | edit source]
Backstage version 1.0 was selected as a Pick Hit at the NAB Show in April 1996 and received a World Class Award from Java Developers Journal in December 1996. It was NetGuide's Editor's Choice in January 1997.
References[edit | edit source]
- Macromedia goes Backstage, CNET. 1996-03-13.
- Web vendors introduce development advances by Nick Wingfield, InfoWorld. 1995-12-11.
- Macromedia to pay $32M shares for web software firm iBand, Computer Business Review. 1996-03-19.
- Backstage magic conjures sophisticated Web sites by Mike Heck, InfoWorld. 1996-04-15.
- Macromedia launches Backstage web development line, Computer Business Review. 1996-06-27.
- Macromedia Ships Backstage Products, Powerful Tools for Building Dynamic Web Sites, Macromedia. 1996-04-29. Archived 1999-09-10.
- Macromedia Ships Backstage Enterprise Studio, Powerful Tools for Building Database-Driven Web Sites, Macromedia. 1996-07-01. Archived 1999-08-19.
- Desktop apps get more Web tools by Pardhu Vadlamudi at Info World. 1996-12-16.
- The Word on Backstage, Macromedia. Archived 1997-03-29.
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- Backstage Developers Center support at Macromedia (archived 1997-03-29)
- Creating Web Sites with Macromedia's Backstage Desktop Studio by Dennis Hamilton, Web Publishing: Professional Reference Edition, ch.13. (1997)
- Macromedia Backstage Enterprise Studio at the Macromedia Wiki
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