Aptana Studio
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Aptana Studio provides a full-featured JavaScript-focused Ajax application development environment. The Community Edition represents the core pieces of the Aptana frameworks for editing, debugging, synchronization, and project management.

If you'd like to try Studio Professional, it will automatically revert to the Community Edition once the trial expires.
What's New
Version 3.1:
  • APSTUD-4410 - Prompt user before deleting a file with Undo - CLOSED
  • APSTUD-3422 - Show differences in synchronize window extremely slow. - CLOSED
  • APSTUD-4475 - Avoid unresponsiveness from auto-expanding outline levels on start-up (css files) - CLOSED
  • APSTUD-4408 - Lazily load "additional info" for Javascript content assist - CLOSED
Requirements
  • Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • Java 1.6 or later





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Aptana Studio User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Negritude commented on 16 Aug 2011
There is also 2.0.5 stable for older machines and PPC:

http://www.aptana.com/products/studio2/download
[Version 3.0.4]


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Clarusad reviewed on 23 Jun 2010
Neither PPC nor 32 bits verion ?
So no stars !
[Version 3.0]


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Thajeztah tipped on 22 Nov 2009
Note that Aptana 2 no longer features PHP support. Although installing PDT as a plugin can be used as a workaround, integration is nowhere near as good as it was in Aptana 1.5.

Aptana advised people that use Aptana mainly for PHP to stick with Aptana 1.5 for the time being.

Our company is currently investigating NetBeans as an alternative; PHP support in more recent versions is very good (and in certain areas even better than Aptana). The overall speed of Netbeans (even though it's a Java applicatoin) is much better than Aptana, which supprised us.
[Version 2.0.2]

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StevenJayCohen replied on 22 Nov 2009
"The overall speed of Netbeans (even though it's a Java applicatoin) is much better than Aptana, which supprised us. "

Huh? You do realize that Aptana is a Java application as well, don't you? In fact, Aptana is simply a forked Eclipse. They re-sync with Eclipse base every once in a while. The only Cocoa IDE is XCode. Komodo is written as a Mozilla-based application. But, every other IDE out there (that I know of) are all written in Java.
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Thajeztah replied on 25 Nov 2009
"You do realize that Aptana is a Java application as well, don't you?"

Yes, I am fully aware of that (hard to miss when looking at the time it takes to start :)).

I don't really mind the loading time though; As long as the IDE is stable, I'll only start it once a day and use it throughout that day.

I'm also familiar with the Aptana/Eclipse relation. After using Eclipse-PHP/PDT for some time, my company decided to switch to Aptana because it was just a bit more 'polished' than Eclipse. Eclipse as a platform is very powerfull but, like many open-source packages, it just misses some attention to detail that Aptana (by a small margin) does.

Regarding the speed/performance of Netbeans; In the first few hours of using Netbeans, it became obvious that Netbeans cleverly uses different threads/processes for different parts of the application. For example: try to start a block-comment in a large CSS in Aptane ('/*'). This will completely 'freeze' the editor because Aptana starts rebuilding the 'outline view' (the tree-structure of the CSS file). During that time, it's impossible to continue editing the CSS file.

Netbeans on the other hand keeps the editor 'responsive' all the time. Not only is rebuilding the outline faster, it is also done in a separate process/thread. Doing the same in Netbeans causes the outline to show a 'spinner' while it's refreshing. That's fine with me as I don't need the outline-view when I'm typing inside the editor.

Another test was loading a 3MB XML-file. Simply loading the file in Aptana took several seconds, in Netbeans it was almost instantly.

Downsides of Netbeans? Yup they're there. First of all, Netbeans does not show a list of all your projects in the 'workspace'. I have become to like that feature very much over the last few years. It allows me to quickly 'switch' to another project if a customer calls for some urgent modifications in his project. I'll probably will need to get used to that.

Another feature Netbeans currently doesn't offer is showing 'inherited' properties/methods of PHP classes in the outline-view. Our code uses a lot of 'extended' classes, which Aptana neatly shows in the outline-view. The outline shows all methods of the current class, it's parent hierarchically, which gives me a nice overview in an instance. I'm really hoping this feature will be implemented soon as I'm not sure I'm happy without it :)
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+3

Tim Newton reviewed on 12 Apr 2009
Overall, I've liked this program; however, version 1.2.6 gave me an error on launch. Now the program will not startup and tells me to review the error log (which I did but it is meaningless to me). I tried reinstalling 1.2.5 (which I kept as a backup), but I get the same errors. My low stability rating is in regards to 1.2.6; 1.2.5 was fine.
[Version 1.2.6]

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Tim Newton commented on 12 Apr 2009
followup: I deleted the folder /users/myUsername/Library/Application Support/Aptana and that appears to have fixed the startup problem. Don't know what side effects this will cause, but I'm sure to find out. :-)
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Smile Orange commented on 14 Jun 2010
I had to delete ~/Documents/Aptana Studio Workspace/.metadata directory before launching Aptana. The error went away.
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Shaahin commented on 24 Jan 2008
Practical software, only if you could just improve the GUI and make it lighter, it would be perfect!
[Version 1.1]


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Dorkypants had trouble on 21 Nov 2009
Confusing. Version 1.5.1, when launched on Tiger puts up a dialog saying, "This application requires Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or greater."

Meanwhile, if you follow the link to the developer's website, the downloads page says the current version is 2.0.2 (Carbon), for Mac OS X 10.4+ !
[Version 1.5.1]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 22 Nov 2009
Thanks for the 'heads up'. Latest version now posted, 2.0.2.

+7

JohnKHeath rated on 29 Oct 2011

[Version 3.0]



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Twisted rated on 04 Oct 2011

[Version 3.0.4]



Swansong86 rated on 22 Sep 2011

[Version 3.0.4]


Downloads:14,006
Version Downloads:1,727
Type:Development : Editors
License:Free
Date:17 Apr 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Aptana Studio provides a full-featured JavaScript-focused Ajax application development environment. The Community Edition represents the core pieces of the Aptana frameworks for editing, debugging, synchronization, and project management.

If you'd like to try Studio Professional, it will automatically revert to the Community Edition once the trial expires.


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