Allaire is joining forces with Adobe to integrate its Internet Business platform with Adobe’s Web-development tools.

The partnership has already developed an extension that enables GoLive 5.0 users to alter Cold Fusion-created content. Now developers can use GoLive 5.0 to create applications that run on the Cold Fusion Application server.

Attaching a Cold Fusion extension to GoLive enables Web users unfamiliar with ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML), to use CFML applications in the GoLive visual environment.

Jeremy Allaire, chief technology officer for Allaire, said: "We’re empowering companies with the ability to select the products and technologies that suit their business needs.

"Adobe is a pioneer in Web publishing, and we’re delighted to be able to jointly offer companies a seamless package to rapidly develop Web applications in a visual environment."

The two companies plan to merge other Adobe tools with Allaire, including Adobe’s Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat with Allaire’s JRun, Spectra and HomeSite.

GoLive 5 costs £199, the upgrade costs £65. They can be ordered online from Adobe.