A strong competitor of Adobe Dreamweaver, at least for the coders, seen that it is a free software integrable, inter alia, with Eclipse . Mysteriously, then, Adobe has released an extension to develop Adobe AIR applications only for Dreamweaver CS3, leaving users of version 8! Aptana, therefore, is an excellent alternative to Dreamweaver CS3 for those who want to experience the development of packages for Adobe AIR!
However, in Aptana the lack of a WYSIWYG mode, excellent in Dreamweaver, decreases the potential, which as mentioned above are addressed mainly in the Code Editor. Dreamweaver, especially with the release of CS3, then offers a complete and optimal with Flash CS3, Photoshop CS3 and all other tools of the new Adobe Creative Suite, a feature completely absent in IDEs such as Aptana.
The Aptana IDE, comuqnue is, is spectacular, understandable and all the vital characteristics for a programmer: project management, previews on browsers installed, auto-save, file comparison, display line numbers, fully configurable editor, collapse of the "taggature "XML embedded Debugger high-level support Italian and much more.
Aptana is available for Windows (XP and Vista), Macintosh, Linux and Plugin for Eclipse. On the site are available many features, including a Aptana.tv .
In short, for those who already developed or those who want to start developing applications in Adobe AIR ( here you will find a video tutorial to begin developing Adobe AIR applications ), Aptana is a functional and comfortable, well-integrated into the network and also accompanied by Plugin and extensions, some targeted for particular browsers like FireFox for debugging.
Last note: Some features, such as Plugin for AIR, require the installation of the Java runtime !