What do you think of Aptana?

Hello everyone,
I am new to this forum and Ruby, and already have a question - what do
you think of Aptana IDE in regards to RoR development?
Thanks, Val

So far I like it a lot. I’m going to assume you are asking because you
are trying to find out which editor to use. So this has been my
experience so far:

Keeping in mind I use the radrails perspective, the most valuable
features so far (and i suggest learning the shortcut keys):

  • (ctrl/apple+shift+R) or navigate -> open resource = searches the
    project for files, so u can get to a model, or whatever real quick
  • (ctrl/apple+L) = goto line, for when those bugs come up =(
  • F3 = goto declaration, helps me navigate a new code base
  • ctrl+h = find search-string or reg ex in the workspace, absolutely
    amazing for debugging and learning a new code base
  • there are also a bunch of cool refactoring tools, but some are kinda
    slow. just experiment w/ the ‘refactor’ dropdown menu.
  • other cool things: console button loads dev environment, and there
    is a good debug feature you can setup

Just so you know, I have seen some people do sick stuff w/ textmate and
particularly emacs. The only draw back to emacs is the learning curve.
So I think for starting off, Aptana will give more bang for the buck.

Hope that helped,
Keith

Val Paliy Jr. wrote:

Hello everyone,
I am new to this forum and Ruby, and already have a question - what do
you think of Aptana IDE in regards to RoR development?
Thanks, Val
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dima wrote:

You should definitely give a try.
I use Aptana on my XP and on Ubuntu and for now it’s the best
development environment for me.

Like with any kind of tool you have to have a personal experience and
emotions.
The tools are part of your personality so try to find the one that
suits you.

On Aug 26, 4:47 pm, Zhenning G. [email protected]

Thanks, I will give it a try!

You should definitely give a try.
I use Aptana on my XP and on Ubuntu and for now it’s the best
development environment for me.

Like with any kind of tool you have to have a personal experience and
emotions.
The tools are part of your personality so try to find the one that
suits you.

On Aug 26, 4:47 pm, Zhenning G. [email protected]

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