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What is Aptana Studio?

Build web applications quickly and easily using the industry's leading web application IDE. Aptana Studio harnesses the flexibility of Eclipse and focuses it into a powerful web development engine.

Aptana Studio Details
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Build web applications quickly and easily using the industry's leading web application IDE. Aptana Studio harnesses the flexibility of Eclipse and focuses it into a powerful web development engine.


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Aptana
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San Mateo, CA
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Lead Front End Developer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Quite fast. Sure, it's overpowered in some respects because it can allow you to switch, but the fact an IDE cares enough to let you do so is cool. I did enjoy it before I went the Sublime way because it was very resourceful. Plug and play fun with some of the irks taken away. Eclipse was the modern IDE of yesteryear because of the various ways you can add to the rep. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes, it would crash if it not the standalone. Guess it's something you had to deal with at one point or another. It's a Front Ender's dream, so you can add PHP and Coldfusion support. Eclipse is not lightweight at all when you Lego build your layout. These days, though? it's harder to justify a not-so-faster solution than the current guys out there. Code even is a better alternative and I'm no where near a Microsoft backer. Aptana is probably the sledgehammer than can kill a fly or the swatter. If some more of the fat was taken out of the Eclipse part, I'd probably praise it better, but in the look department, it still looks like it came out during the first recession. Modernize it. Get the animations cleaner or take them out completely. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For a web developer only experience. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It was an IDE that had localhost built in before relying on xamp installs and path memorization. You would need more to do what was required, but it was the hybrid service of choice. For components, sure it can do the job. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Founder / Director
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

As i have completed numbers of application, the best thing i like is "Easy to debug". Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing much in dislike, but it would be better if search could work faster in enclosing project mode. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is the best editor ever. Helps to create/edit application. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Not only problem solving i have completed numbers of mobile application, this is not just to solve problem. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Salesforce Developer and consultant
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It was intuitive the learning curve to do the basic development was not bad. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I really can't remember really disliking any part of the software Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used Aptana in my University years and it helped me get through many classes bu now I am a Salesforce Developer and no longer need or use Aptana Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Sr Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Based on the eclipse framework, good scripting support. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Light weight frameworks like Atom, Sublime fair much better in the competition Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Used it a few years ago as it was used at an enterprise level. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Software Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Git Setup,

Adding plugins,

Developer friendly Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

nothing much to say here I totally like this alot. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

other plugins made ease to integrate Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Quick Development, Quick Grasping,Ease to Use as a naive user. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Best Ediotr i terms of ease to use features and writing code and debugging becomes very easy with aptana. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes stuck when multiple apps working simuntanously may be due to lack of RAM in my system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Writing web application in python,django,javascript,html becomes efficient with the help of aptana. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's free and open-sourced. It supports lots of programming languages. It also supports plug-ins. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The installation size is a little heavy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used Aptana Studio to work on my php project. I likes its debugging features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

user friendly, look, debug options, can create projects with different versions of python example 2x and 3x. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some times it is hanging when running multi threaded and multi process programs Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Clean and Neat IDE for Python! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

code reviewing, branching. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The fact that it's light and migration from eclipse wasn't a task.

Search was super easy.

The makers kept it a point that they didn't flood it with features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Developers require sync with FTP. If IDEs can provide that, it would be great. Versioning wasn't a great help either Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PHP coding. When I'm not using PHP storm, that is. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Bitcoin Crypto Currency Trader
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Of the functionalities of the Professional version, the most interesting or interesting to justify your purchase is the remote management of projects, but Aptana Community itself has a tool for FTP connection to upload or download files, as well as the synchronization of our contents in local with those of the remote server. Also if we want to make a secure FTP connection with the FTPS and SFTP protocols, it will be necessary to buy the Pro version. The debug in Internet Explorer is also interesting, as not, but if we have the opportunity to do it in Firefox it may be enough to evaluate if we are interested in buying before making it.

A very useful feature is that it provides the possibility of associating a project with an FTP connection to upload and download files directly to a production server.

Additionally, it provides a Plugins administrator for PHP code support, Ruby on Rails, Subversion integration, CVS and Git, support for libraries such as Adobe Spry, Adobe AIR, Yahoo YUI Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Despite being a very complete development environment, being based on Eclipse, this makes it a rather cumbersome IDE and applicable only to computers with certain features in their hardware.

It is paid. and you must buy the complete adobe suite, not sold separately.

To install plug-ins we have the Plug-in Manager, located at the bottom. I would like a simpler process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It does not have functionalities nor supports.

It's limited, but it does not mean it's bad Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Aptana is based on the well-known Eclipse development environment (IDE = Integrated Development Environment), also Open Source. But while Eclipse is focused on development for Java, Aptana Studio is a distribution focused on web development, with support for HTML, CSS and Javascript, as well as optionally other technologies mentioned as PHP, Adobe Air or Ruby on Rails. Aptana Studio is available as a standalone application or as a plug-in for Eclipse.

In a very general way, the choice of a development environment comes to have very personal nuances, since this is the tool that a web developer will use most of the time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior UI Designer
Design
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

In Aptana Studio, the best things a liked are the way editor works. It is so easy for a developer to write a code. It also has such a well structured way of showing the folders and the pages. It also has a different color scheme to show .html files, .php, .js or .css. Managing multiple projects is very easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Things that I dislike in Aptana Studio is that, firstly the application takes a little more time than usual. The preference menu is a little difficult to navigate. It doesn’t have a preview option. It doesn’t have option to change the inline height. And the most important thing, it doesn’t even have option to keep back of the code. If Aptana Studio had an option to push changes on server, it would have been great. Installing Aptana Studio n your system is not easy sometimes. It keeps on crashing. It needs a 64-bit processor to install it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would like to recommend Aptana Studio of the user who are new into coding as it has the best editor i have ever seen. It is an open source IDE. It doesn't have the best UI but i still find it the best. Managing multiple projects is very easy so it would be very easy for a new user. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Previously I used to use Aptana Studio for coding website as well as web application in HTML, CSS, JS & PHP. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

This was really easy to get started with. Nice features for the time it was developed. Pretty stable without crashing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Doesn't really compare to what Visual Studio can do. Not a huge community behind it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Nice free solution for building websites. Maybe not the best compared to other better supported editors like VS Code Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coding websites and WordPress themes. Benefits are a nice editor for Windows that is free and reliable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Aptana allows to quickly build web apps. I liked the code assist and Git integration feature which helped me to deploy my application seamlessly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Aptana Studio 2 had some problems which are now overcome in Studio 3 so make sure you use the latest version of Aptana Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Use it for Web application development. Helps to quickly build applications seamlessly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

There's many things that I like about Aptana Studio - I like that I can run individual projects, I can use many programming languages that I can and there's no limit to it. Also, it has a file system setup that it easily to find.

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What do you dislike?

I think that thing that need prove at is the work-space and the preference area too. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Yes very highly recommended. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm using it to build web application and it has been great. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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iOS Developer
Information Technology and Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

-Provides almost native look and feel for app

-No any extra effort to add third party plugins

-Good configurable options for IDE and project Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

-There is no any disliked features

-Only thing is need to optimise to use in average system configuration Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

-Used for Hybrid Mobile Apps development Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the integrated development environment of Astana Studio. So far I use it for JavaScript, Python, Java and more. But you can for example program and debug your entire web application in the IDE. There are a lot of extensions/plug-ins available to support different technologies and programming languages. It has a lot of capabilities and flexibility. It is based on the Eclipse platform. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Setting up your environment is a bit convoluted as is configuring your workbench. At least if you are not a daily user. But that is what you get from being such a powerful and flexible IDE. Aptana was acquired by Appcelerator and is now seemingly only maintained/developed by the open source community... Good or bad... Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Remember that it is no longer maintained by Aptana so if that not of any concern to you then sit go ahead. There seems to be an open source community continuing to work on it but I'm not sure. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

An integrated development platform to replace Dreamweaver as it has superior support for debugging. In a way also hoping to standardize the number of software tools used in development. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the code style, integrated debugger, show quick diff, code-assist, syntax highlighting Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It crash at time on windows not very often Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

A better ide compared to tools like sublime Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Project managment Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Owner
Information Technology and Services
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Aptana is a proper alternative to those other all-in-one web development IDEs. I prefer open source software when I can help it, and Aptana made it easy. Since it is based on Eclipse, it is easy to upgrade Aptana Studio with other functionality that's already available to Eclipse. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is a little clunky, but that seems to be the nature of Eclipse. Eclipse being a Java based power IDE does provide extensibility and good portability, but it can also lend to instabilities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Aptana is an all around great, open source IDE. It isn't quite as pleasing to the eye as Adobe's Brackets or similar, but it is mature and reliable. It is definitely worth a look. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Aptana to do web development related work, which is precisely what it is designed for. Occasionally, I'll want another feature that might not quite fit the scope of their project. Say, for instance, that I also want to develop parts of these sites in Go. Since it is based on Eclipse, I can easily add that functionality. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Chief Consultant, Systems Architect
Information Technology and Services
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Multi-platform support Windows, Mac, Linux-

Plugin support to add programming languages-

Visual style editor for my optimum workflow-

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What do you dislike?

I consider these cons relative to expectations for actual tools offered.

I find few cons, these comments are when used with Mac OSX Mavericks thru El Capitan

Color syntax highlighting often ends after 120 characters on a line

I wish I could select multiple lines and decrease tab indent the same way I can do that and increase it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you're like me and range between front-end and back-end, write server modules as well as application interfaces, and you need to test and debug every aspect of your system top to bottom, you perhaps won't find this does everything. Yet nothing can. So within reasonable expectations I consider this the perfect addition to my hand-picked suite of tools that allows me to enter any zone on the net, in the datacenter, and coding projects for clients. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use more than 9 Programming Languages on a regular basis to serve my client network.

With Aptana Studio 3 I can easily manage most aspects of code creation and organize my work.

I have needed Lua support in addition to my other languages since 2014 and there is a plugin.

After achieving a workflow with the software that matches my coding style (autocomplete off, autoindent off, code hints off- ) I have achieved optimum satisfaction such that I spend time thinking about code rather than my IDE. To me, for this type of app, I find its value in relation to how well it disappears into the background so that I can focus purely on my work- creating software technologies. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AA
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

When editing HTML files in real time, Code Assist not only displays a list of matching tags, but it also includes graphical information about the level of support for each element in the major web browsers..Also the interactive integrated debugger is an awesome feature Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

At times, it is very slow and fails to respond to commands that I type in. Maybe it needs an update from the supplier or the manufacturer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Please use this. It is a good software with a lot of potential Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Aptana Studio supports PHP, Ruby, Rails, .Net, Titanium, PyDev(Python, Jython, Iron Python), static/dynamic Web sites, and more which is very useful for the business problems to solve at work, It is fast and reliable compared to other softwares Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Creative Director
Marketing and Advertising
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy to use interface, file structuring & snippets, Once a project is setup it makes it really easy to use to update live/dev sites already on a remote server. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Takes a bit to load up initially (could be my machine, getting a new one this week). Starting a project from scratch is a bit cumbersome, I often hand code a page and install into CMS, once it has been installed I use it for updates on live site updates Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is really easy to work in real time on a remote server. Interface is easy to understand. It isn't the most hip looking interface but it gets the job done. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Its quick and easy to use once you are up and running on a project. I mainly utilize it to create new websites for clients looking for a fresh responsive site. Wether it is ecommerce, a basic website or a web based app, we have utilized aptanastudio3 to accomplish it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Aptana Studio is all I could hope for in a file editor (IDE).

Working in the Web development industry, what we strive to find everyday is a software that can offer everything in one single software: built-in FTP with many supported protocols, syntax highlighting, code assist, integrated debugger, git integration and many more...

I've used many other similar software, but none of which is offering the same features (or comparable) like Aptana Studio does. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The software seems to be hogging a lot of memory (on my MacBook Pro) while loading.

Note that it is faster on my iMac with an SSD drive, but this is minimal compared to what it offers!

Once the application is loaded, the software is working fine. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Aptana is not easy on HDD space and memory usage, but once it's loaded it works like a charm.

If you have an older computer, you might want to upgrade (trust me, it's worth it) or consider another software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The major problem I am solving by using Aptana Studio is efficiency.

Everything I need to use on a daily basis, concentrated in one single software, has saved me a lot of time.

Going back and forth between many windows was also a source of mis-manipulation which sometimes caused major problems (like overwriting live websites). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It can be used with a variety of programming languages. I use it for Python. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Its a useful tool, so its nothing that I don't like. Although it has lot of other competitors too. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was working on Packet Traffic Analyzer and load balancer academic project. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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PHP Developer
Internet
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I love how configurable Aptana Studio 3 is regarding UI style, how it lets you manage several projects and remote servers in tandem. The per-project Git integration is a bonus.

The deployment wizard is really handy for hooking a project up to a remote server in no time.

The built in console is excellent, and I use it primarily for Git, and navigating projects that contain multiple Git repositories.

The Open Resource tool (Ctrl + T) and Open PHP Element tool (Ctrl + Shift + T) are great for navigating files/classes across all projects.

The outline view is great for quickly navigating classes by their method names and allows quick identification of method visibility and scope.

Code hinting and navigation for simple to intermediate purposes works really well. Tool tips are shown for built in PHP functions, too, outlining their documentation.

It gives me everything I need to start working in a local development environment (aside from, of course, an HTTP server running PHP and a database server). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The preference menus inherited from Eclipse can be quite cumbersome to navigate.

It frequently forgets my preferences, such as PHP version for a project, or syntax highlighting theme for the entire IDE. I've gotten used to this but I shouldn't have to.

It often tries to re-index entire projects if they're introduced or change a lot, for searching and code-hinting purposes. This is slow and bloated in the sense that this interferes with UI responsiveness.

Code hinting and navigation through classes/methods in complex inheritance chains isn't up to scratch.

It hasn't been updated in years and offers no support for PHP versions beyond 5.4.

No line height configuration! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This IDE helps me work efficiently as a PHP Developer, and I'm very comfortable and familiar with its features (and its quirks).

I use it primarily to develop PHP web software or PHP libraries. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI Designer
Graphic Design
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

As a front-end designer, Aptana attracts me as an ultimate development IDE with many built-in features. I find useful remote connection manager, terminal emulator, PHP and Java runtime, Git support. There are plenty of add-ons in the repository, and highly customizable workspace is a plus too. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Disappointing is resource consumption and performance. Application starts slowly and it is a pain to work with it on low-end Linux boxes (sometimes I have to).

There is also some stability issues when auto-updating from repository. Once after update to latest version, Aptana for Mac OS X started to crash on launch, and I had to roll back manually.

A number of essential add-ons are missing in the repo. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

A perfect IDE for those, who's not chasing the latest trends in development. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I run a small web studio of 2 persons.

We tried various new and modern desktop code editors, developed in NodeJS, like Brackets and similar. But experienced serious stability problems with them. Returned back to Aptana because it just works. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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