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PHP support arrives in Aptana

Matthew Pennell

August 29, 2007 at 8:00 AM

With their latest release, the JavaScript IDE Aptana now offers some great new features for PHP developers. Code Assist and an Outline view are now available to ease your backend development, and you can also preview PHP pages through a server instead of on your local hard drive, making managing PHP projects inside Aptana a lot easier.


Dusan Smolnikar

August 29, 2007 at 6:56 AM

Ever since Aptana came out they've been releasing new and new features. But there are so many bugs that should be fixed prior to that. Try searching their Trac (bug tracking databse) for the word "slow", for example. They have some issues with the basic functionality (and are aware of it) it seems, but why don't they do anything about it? A pity though, Aptana does seem like a really good piece of software, but working on larger projects with it can get quite annoying.

William Manning

August 29, 2007 at 10:11 AM

Dusan, We (Aptana) understand your frustration over some of the issues which you state. We are currently in the process of planning and working on our 1.0 release of the IDE. The main focus of this release will be stability and performance. While we have met the market with increased features, we realize that this came at a cost. We are striving now to make a fully mature IDE with quality by working through the issues. We will be sending out notification soon about the release schedule so stay tuned. I also encourage you to actively participate in our forums at our site, we are more than happy to get feedback. In addition, if there are any issues you have currently, please feel free to send me an email. Thanks, Bill Manning Senior Product Manager Aptana, Inc.

Dusan Smolnikar

August 31, 2007 at 11:06 AM

Looking forward to it! :) Oh and I couldn't find your email, so I sent you a private message on Aptana forums, hope that's okay.

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