When comparing Aptana Studio vs IntelliJ IDEA, the Slant community recommends IntelliJ IDEA for most people. In the question“What are the best IDEs for Node.js?” IntelliJ IDEA is ranked 14th while Aptana Studio is ranked 17th.
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Pro Available in standalone and Eclipse plugin versions
Aptana Studio has standalone (130.7 MB for Windows) and Eclipse-plugin versions.
Pro HTML5-aware code assist
Aptana's code assist displays which tags are supported by which browsers.
Pro Support for web projects
Pro Built-in terminal
Has a built-in terminal emulator from which you can run commands.
Pro Free and open source
Aptana is available for free under the GPL license with source code available on GitHub.
Pro Git integration
Aptana provides integrated support for Git to make collaboration and version control easier.
Pro Great Java Support
Pro A good editor for test-driven development
Pro Markdown support with preview
Pro Good BASH script support
Pro Great TypeScript support
Really good support for importing classes, libraries, etc. into a typescript class. Making it easy to do TDD.
Pro Supports PHP quite well
Pro Angular CLI support
Con No longer updated
Language support is increasingly dated.
Con Is not free
But it does have a free version (Community Edition).
Consumes more resources than VSCode etc. But depending on your use-case, it can still be worth it for the benefits you get with this editor.
Con Autocomplete does not work while IntelliJ is indexing
But this, in general, is not much of an issue. Usually after npm install, etc.