Aptana Inc. develops web application tools for Web 2.0 and Ajax and uses languages such as JavaScript, Ruby, PHP and Python. Find Aptana news and tools here and learn about some of Aptana’s popular products such as Aptana Studio, Aptana Cloud and Aptana Jaxer.

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Server-side jQuery, E4X, and more with Jaxer

Category: Aptana, Articles, JavaScript, Server

Davey Waterson of the Aptana Jaxer team has posted an article on using jQuery on the server-side with E4X and more that shows an example of server-side Ajax with a popular framework. The article describes a polling application that features: Using jQuery server-side to manipulate a DOM before it’s sent to the client Doing some Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:45 am

4.2 rating from 35 votes

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Multiple File Uploads with Aptana Jaxer

Category: Aptana, Examples, JavaScript

Dealing with file uploads can be a test of a Web framework. I personally long for the input type=”file” to be improved with items such as multiple=”true” for multiselection, let alone showing the status of the upload (20% complete). The Jaxer folks have posted on Easy File Uploading using Aptana Jaxer which shows how you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:52 am

3.8 rating from 22 votes

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

RadRails 1.0 Released

Category: Announcements, Aptana, Rails, Screencast

Aptana took over the RadRails open source project a few months back, and now have fully integrated it with Aptana Studio with the RadRails 1.0 release. RadRails 1.0 runs as a plug-in to Aptana Studio. So in addition to all the Ruby on Rails IDE goodies and the integrated Rails shell command-line console, developers get Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:07 am
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4.1 rating from 16 votes

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Dojo and Django templates on the server side with Jaxer

Category: Aptana, Dojo

Yesterday we posted about Dojo and AIR and how the framework could be well suited for certain desktop applications. Today we have Kriz Zyp talking about their Jaxer support and how you can use the Django template language, that Dojo recently added, to once again do its thing on the server side. Kris tells us Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:58 am
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3.8 rating from 21 votes

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Kevin Hakman joins Aptana

Category: Aptana, Editorial, TIBCO

When we posted the last podcast on Aptana Jaxer, someone commented on the fact that Kevin Hakman was there, and “Doesn’t Kevin Hakman work for Tibco? What does he have to do with Aptana?”. Aptana has now come out with the news that they have hired Kevin: We are excited to announce that Kevin Hakman Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:16 am

3.7 rating from 22 votes

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Audible Ajax Episode 24: Aptana Jaxer Talk

Category: Aptana, Framework, JavaScript, Podcasts

I had the opportunity to sit down with three fine gents from Aptana to discuss their recent launch of Jaxer, the “server side Ajax framework”. Paul Colton, Uri Sarid, and Kevin Hakman all sat with me to chat about things. I have already played with Jaxer, and created the Google Gears wrapper which can be Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:37 am

4.1 rating from 37 votes

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Server Side JavaScript Databases Access

Category: Aptana, Gears, JavaScript

Reposted from my personal blog As soon as I started to play with Aptana Jaxer, I saw an interesting opportunity to port the Google Gears Database API (note the Gears in the logo!) If I could use the same API for both client and server side database access, then I can be enabled to do Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:02 am

3 rating from 27 votes

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Aptana releases Jaxer, Ajax server built on Mozilla

Category: Ajax, Aptana, JavaScript, Library, Screencast, Server

Aptana has been known for its Eclipse based Ajax IDE Aptana Studio. Paul Colton, CEO, has impressed us at The Ajax Experience as he has shown of Studio, and how Aptana is fast to adapt and come out with support for iPhone development, Adobe AIR, and more. But today Aptana is breaking out of the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:00 pm

4 rating from 63 votes

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Aptana reaches 1.0, breaks out of milestone phase

Category: Aptana, JavaScript

The very popular Aptana IDE has finally broken out of the milestone phase and reached version 1.0. We are very proud to have released Aptana Studio 1.0 (formerly Aptana IDE). After over two years of non-stop development and close to a million downloads, we have finally reached “1.0”. Along with the release of 1.0, we Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:00 am

4 rating from 28 votes

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Aptana Milestone 9 now available

Category: Aptana

Bill Manning, Aptana’s new product manager, just buzzed me about the Milestone 9 update to the Aptana editor. This new release includes: Increased PHP support includes Code Assist on PHP functions and parameters, improved PHP syntax colorization, and a PHP outliner. Updates to the latest known publicly available “current” versions of many of the Ajax Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 3:10 pm

4.2 rating from 31 votes

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

Writing a desktop application with Ext, AIR, Aptana, and Red Bull

Category: Adobe, Aptana, Gears, Offline, Sencha

Jack Slocum has kicked off his new Ext JS blog with an entry on his experience writing an application with Ext JS, AIR, Aptana, and lots of Red Bull. As part of the experience Jack has created Ext.air.MainWindow which makes your AIR window look like a Ext.Window. Jack actually created two versions, the online one Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:56 am

4.5 rating from 44 votes

Monday, June 11th, 2007

Aptana IDE adds AIR support

Category: Adobe, Aptana, Utility

Adding support for AIR feels kinda funny to write. I guess Aptana wants to be life support for Ajax development (boom, boom). The Aptana IDE now supports Adobe AIR: This means that Ajax developers can now use our IDE to build desktop apps seamlessly using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Some of the features we added Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:11 am

3.7 rating from 22 votes

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

Aptana Ajax IDE: Brings together RDT and RadRails

Category: Aptana, Rails

Aptana made news when they brought in RadRails, and now they have consolidated their Ruby support by announcing the incorporation of the Ruby Development Team project into the Aptana IDE: The Aptana IDE is targeted at AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) style development and provides support for JavaScript, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and HTML and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:00 am

3.4 rating from 22 votes

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Aptana: New Web IDE in Beta

Category: Ajax, Aptana, Utility

Fred Anderson pointed us to Aptana, a new web IDE based on Eclipse. They provide some nice screencasts of the functionality, and in the documentation they list “hot-To’s” for Many of the frameworks. Features Code Assist on JavaScript, HTML, and CSS languages, including your own JavaScript functions Outliner that gives a snapshot view of your Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:59 pm

4.5 rating from 79 votes

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