An amazing package of software was made available on the Macromedia site today (Studio MX press release).
Macromedia Studio MX is a software package that includes includes Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, Macromedia Flash MX, Macromedia Fireworks MX, Macromedia FreeHand 10, and a developer edition of Macromedia ColdFusion MX Server. The whole package is selling for US $799, pretty impressive concidering that the Flash 5 authoring tool was sold for $399 when it first shipped, and the price for Macromedia Flash MX is US $499.
The package includes everything you need to design and program web based applications and solutions. The developer edition of ColdFusion also gives you the ability to get started on developing web services and play with Flash remoting.