These days, many alternatives to Dreamweaver have emerged and a free one that I would like to highlight today is Aptana Studio – an industry leading web development software which allows web applications to be developed quickly and easily.
Aptana Studio has transformed into one of the leading cross platform IDE to build web applications with the best user web experience.
The framework that Aptana Studio is using is quite similar to that of Eclipse if you have used the Eclipse IDEs for different languages.
Aptana Studio helps you get a better feel of your codes by highlighting the syntax for all the languages that have been mentioned making the job and code management a lot easier.
The automatic checking feature enables you to eradicate all the errors that persist in your program: anything ranging from typing errors to syntax errors stands out right away.
It also helps to manage your application by letting you know which browsers your code will work perfectly with ensuring your web application runs fine on all browsers.
Aptana Studio’s live preview capability integrates with your browser and makes it easier for you to preview the output of your code either as a separate or side by side view.
The only cons that I noticed about Aptana Studio is it does not allow you to create applications where legacy codes are being used therefore any application that needs to have legacy codes can’t be developed on the IDE.
The way Aptana Studio can be used is extensive enough to make the IDE be among one of the major market leaders.
My experience with Aptana Studio for web application development has been marvelous. Check out the latest version of Aptana Studio 3 today!