With every organization ranging from financial institutions, Government offices, retail outlets, travel sector agencies to hospitality chains having their own websites, users can perform most of their day-to-day activities sitting in the comfort of their study room. Users don’t have to go to bank just to transfer some money from one account to another or wait in the electricity office to pay your bills or even travel all the way to the train station to book their travel tickets.
More often than not, the users of these websites are non-IT and non-technical people having only working knowledge of computers. Hence, it is desirable for these websites to be highly user-friendly and neatly organized. To allow businesses to develop good useful websites, there are variety of programming languages, scripting tools, and ready-made easy-to-use software exclusively for web designing.
Aptana Studio is a leading open source IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for building web applications quickly and easily. Aptana Studio allows users to develop and test the entire web application within a single environment.
We will discuss the core features that have contributes to its popularity:
Deployment Wizard: Aptana provides support to both kinds of deployments – a one-shot setup and keep-synchronized setups as well as multiple protocols including Capistrano, SFTP, FTP and FTPS. The studio is capable of automatically publishing Ruby & Rails applications on hosting services like Heroku and Engine Yard.
Git Integration: Aptana uses git source code control for collaboration with other team members. Users can merge codes on, store codes into, and retrieve codes from remote repositories hosted on Github. Aptana also simplifies git-based deployments.
Built-in Terminal: Aptana allows users to access a command line terminal to execute operating system commands and language utilities like gem and rake.
IDE Customization: Although Aptana has a default view of its IDE, users are free to customize the view and extend the existing functionality through scripting. Studio has a default set of hundreds of commands, but presents only the ones relevant in the given context.