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Author Topic: Aptana Studio 3 ROCKS~! (IDE for JavaScript)  (Read 2552 times)
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« on: May 17, 2012, 12:53:33 AM »

My general disdain for JavaScript isn't much of a secret, and I pretty much hate coding any JavaScript at all... However... Man... Aptana Studio 3 makes it SOOOO much better! It could even become enjoyable!

IDEs like Visual Studio are simply too good. Way too good. They spoil you with all kinds of things like code completion and all manner of goodies. Aptana Studio isn't VS, but man... It's close, and certainly makes JavaScript programming much nicer. (And certainly better for JS than VS is -- VS sucks for JS programming.)

Anyways, just thought I'd pass on that recommendation for anyone who does JS, and especially for those that are used to IDEs like VS.

http://aptana.com/

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2012, 01:30:15 AM »

Aptana Studio isn't VS, but man... It's close, and certainly makes JavaScript programming much nicer.
You could just have said that Aptana is in fact a customized release of Eclipse 3.x, but maybe that's too much for a VS addict like you tongue

They do have quite amazing Javascript support, yeah!
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2012, 03:07:31 AM »

Aptana Studio isn't VS, but man... It's close, and certainly makes JavaScript programming much nicer.
You could just have said that Aptana is in fact a customized release of Eclipse 3.x, but maybe that's too much for a VS addict like you tongue

They do have quite amazing Javascript support, yeah!

I didn't want to scare people off by saying the "E" word! cheesy tongue
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2012, 03:16:13 AM »

I didn't want to scare people off by saying the "E" word! cheesy tongue
Some ppl actually like that "E" thing Kiss but I don't wanna start another flame/praise thread about IDE's.

As (we already) said, Aptana is great for JS, and ofc also for other web-related development (it supports nearly anything that is used for website development), and it's also available as an Eclipse plugin.
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2012, 05:53:18 AM »

You could just have said that Aptana is in fact a customized release of Eclipse 3.x...

Is it? That's weird. I think I've used Aptana before and liked it a lot for JS. But I've also used Eclipse before and didn't like it very much.

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2012, 06:14:59 AM »

Is it? That's weird. I think I've used Aptana before and liked it a lot for JS. But I've also used Eclipse before and didn't like it very much.
I'm using Eclipse 3.7.x with Java a lot,
Hm, still got trapped into that IDE-war, though I didn't want to go there huh
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2012, 08:24:54 AM »

Heck... I don't need to beat on Eclipse! You're doing a very good job already Ath~! Grin

Just kidding~!

Eclipse is a very competent IDE, though like all IDEs, it's better at some things and nasty at others. e.g. VS is awful for JavaScript. It's basically useless.

Anyways, I got done what I wanted with Aptana. And man... Aptana has SERIOUSLY curbed my hatred for JavaScript. It really makes JavaScript much nicer to use~!

Even more on the topic of my hatred for JS... I don't think I really hate it anymore. Aptana was that nice to use!

But, here's what I was working on:

http://cynic.me/2012/05/1...eserve-banking-simulator/



It's a simple little thing, but I got it done fairly quickly. Especially considering I've done very little JS programming lately and am pretty rusty.

I've also developed a new respect for JavaScript. It's fast enough to do what I was looking to do, and does it well even. I've been so horribly disenchanted by crappy web programming crashing my browser or grinding it to a halt, that I didn't think it would work. (I know a few years back that JS simply couldn't do it on the hardware at the time as I'd tested some iterative logic.)

In a word... Wow. I'm impressed.

But, it still makes me wonder just how in Hades some web sites manage to grind the browser down? Well, that's with some plugins working, but whatever. Plugins are done in JS anyways, so same horse, different steamer. tongue

However, my forward looking hope is to transition over to another IDE later on as I'm still on my "divorce yourself from MS" mission. It's harder than it sounds... Sad
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