Aptana Apt For Web Development
Aptana has made its beta version 0.31 available in multiple forms. Platform specific versions may be downloaded for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Much of Aptana’s code has been written in Java.
Eclipse users can obtain the beta as a plugin to their preferred IDE. Currently, Aptana’s developers recommend using the program in its standalone version. As an Eclipse 3.2 plugin, all of Aptana’s features will be available except File View.
The IDE has an assortment of features for the developer’s benefit. Code Assist allows developers to select from their available properties and methods to quickly complete a statement.
The user can control which icons are displayed. By default, IE and Mozilla icons show up in Code Assist. Users may change these by checking or unchecking them in the preferences for Aptana.
Aptana supports the importing of additional libraries to complement those that come with the download. Those import options include Dojo, JQuery, and the Yahoo UI library.
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David Utter is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.