Best web developer tools


A week or so ago (?) there was a post on digg, or Slashdot, or mezzoblue, or somewhere discussing the best tools for web developers. The post focussed on a key set of Firefox extensions, but if I recall correctly, also branched out into some desktop apps as well. They may have all been open source/freeware/shareware. Can anyone point me back at the article?

Meantime, has anyone taken a good look at Aptana? Particularly the Eclipse extension? It looks pretty comprehensive, but I just haven’t had the opportunity to play as yet.

2 Replies to “Best web developer tools”

  1. I had a play with Aptana but I have since then uninstalled it. It’s quite good but in my opinion it’s not better than a combination of CFEclipse, JSEclipse and the WebTools plugins.

  2. I haven’t had a chance to try JSEclipse, but definitely find Aptana is my tool of choice now. Aptana with CFEclipse added on has finally made me switch away from Dreamweaver. One feature that I really like is that it allows you to open projects (just like the rest of Eclipse), or individual files without the need of adding them to a project (one of the main reasons I kept using Dreamweaver). Code coloring, code hinting w/ broswer compatability, syntax error highlighting, code folding; it seems to have it all.

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