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Macromedia Drumbeat 2000 was a web development environment that allowed users to build data-driven web applications through a visual drag-and-drop interface.

Product history[]

Elemental Software Drumbeat 2000 box

Elemental Software Drumbeat 2000

Drumbeat 1.0 originated in 1997 from Elemental Software in Carlsbad, California.[1]

Drumbeat 2.0 shipped on June 2, 1998.[2] An early corporate customer was Hewlett-Packard which bundled Drumbeat 2.0 with their HP NetServer line.[3]

Drumbeat 2000 shipped in March 1999.[1] Elemental followed up with eStore Builder for Drumbeat 2000 to support the growing market of internet retailers.[4]

Acquisition and discontinuation[]

Macromedia Drumbeat 2000 eCommerce Edition cover back

Back cover of eCommerce Edition

On July 6, 1999, Elemental entered into an agreement to be acquired by Macromedia within 45 days in exchange for 625,000 shares of Macromedia stock worth approximately US$24 million.[5][6] Macromedia bundled Drumbeat 2000 with eStore Builder in an eCommerce Edition that was released on September 1, 1999.[7][8]

On May 8, 2000, Macromedia announced that a new product, Dreamweaver UltraDev, would become a replacement product for Drumbeat 2000.[9]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Elemental Software Ships Drumbeat 2000, Information Today vol.16, no.3. 1999-03.
  2. Elemental Software ships Drumbeat 2.0, MacTech. 1998-06-02.
  3. HP Bundles Elemental Software's Drumbeat 2.0 With Netserver Line, Enterprise Systems Journal vol.16, no.3. 1998-07-15.
  4. E-Commerce, No Coding by Gary Gunnerson, PC Magazine. 1999-07.
  5. Macromedia - Drumbeat FAQ, Information Today vol.16, no.3. 1999-03.
  6. Macromedia buys Elemental Software, CNET. 2002-01-02.
  7. Drumbeat 2000 rolls out e-commerce capability in a hurry by Steve Graves, Government Computer News. 2000-05-10.
  8. Macromedia ships Drumbeat 2000, Macromedia. 1999-09-01. Archived 1999-11-27.
  9. Macromedia introduces Dreamweaver UltraDev, Macromedia. 2000-05-08. Archived 2000-06-19.

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