The Free Dreamweaver Alternative

I've used Adobe Dreamweaver for years in my development. Creating designs that I can edit and change without a second glance. I'm always on the lookout for a cheap (or free) alternative since Dreamweaver costs too much to keep upgraded.

Happily, I ran into this pleasant application.


Aptana Studio is, without wasting breath, amazing. Has all the features you need for most applications and more!

From the developers:

Aptana Studio is the premier IDE for Today's Web offering integrated language support for HTML, DOM, JavaScript and CSS, embedded development platforms and databases for PHP, Jaxer, Ruby on Rails, and Python. Plus support for emerging platforms that use Ajax like Adobe AIR and Apple iPhone. Aptana Studio is free, open source software based on the Eclipse tools platform.

There is just so much you can do in the program, it's amazing!



Studio's support for Ajax is state-of-the-art providing savvy JavaScript code completion and debugging, HTML/CSS/JavaScript code assist, and support for all the leading Ajax libraries. Aptana Studio even provides code assist for any JavaScript in your page -- including your own!

PHP, Jaxer, Ruby on Rails, Python

Pick your platform. Studio provides built-in servers, code assist, page previews, debugging and more for PHP, Jaxer, Ruby on Rails, and Python.

Cloud Integration

Integration with the Cloud connects you to managed development, testing and staging services, plus scalable production environments for Jaxer, PHP, and soon Ruby on Rails and Python.

Streamlined Development Process

Aptana Studio simplifies the development process. The database perspective, variety of source control plug-ins, an integrated FTP client (SFTP and FTPS available in Studio Pro), and single-click browser previews for Firefox, IE and Safari all make life much easier.

Based on Eclipse

Aptana Studio is based on Eclipse. That means you can plug it into Eclipse itself, or other Eclipse-based IDEs. You can also run a standalone edition of Aptana Studio which bundles in Eclipse 3.2, so that you can then extend Studio with other Aptana plug-ins or other plug-ins for Eclipse.

If you're a web developer looking for an easy tool, go check this program out. There is a version for Windows, Mac and Linux so everyone can be happy.


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