[thelist] Aptana's dropping their PHP plugin

Roberto Gorjão roberto at asenseofdesign.com
Tue Nov 10 22:26:33 CST 2009


This is meant for Aptana Studio IDE users, specially those that use and 
love its Aptana PHP plugin:

Aptana is making a strategic choice that is all but strategic for their 
IDE users: they're dropping their PHP plugin. This plugin was what 
attracted me to Aptana Studio in the first place (it has some unique and 
unrivaled features that come very handy for those that build and theme 
websites) and I suspect many other users feel the same. Their new 2.0 
Studio version already tossed out support for Aptana PHP and Aptana is 
recommending instead the use of PDT (from Eclipse), which is pretty 
inneficient in comparison.

This move attracted a fair amount of criticism (expressed already in 174 
comments) but Aptana is saying that "it is best not to make assumptions 
about how the user base as a whole feels based on the comments of a 
vocal subset" (comment 173), therefore implying that the opinions 
expressed on the discussion thread about this issue are not representative.

If you use Aptana Studio and love the unique features of this IDE as I 
do, I would suggest this is the time to say something about it. You'll 
find the discussion thread here: 



P.S.: As I suspect that this might be slightly off-topic, I ask you to 
please not answer to this message but instead to express your opinions 
on the URL indicated above.

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