Thursday, February 11, 2010


Searching for a decent free WYSIWYG HTML editor, I came across Aptana. Aptana Studio can be used as a standalone IDE or within Eclipse. It is free and open-source software. There are several recommendations on the net about using it as an HTML editor within Eclipse.
Worth giving it a go.

To install Aptana RadRails 2.0 plugin, add the following to the list of Available Software Sites in Eclipse:
Detailed instructions below (from
Detailed Directions:
  1. From the Help menu, select Install New Software... to open an Install pop-up window.
  2. In the Work with: text box, paste the above RadRails Bundle URL site, and click Add.
  3. In the Name: prompt, type Aptana RadRails Bundle.
  4. Click OK to return to the Install Wizard.
  5. Select the Rails feature checkbox and click Next.
  6. In the Installation Details page, clickNext once again.
  7. In the Renew Licenses page, accept the terms agreement and click Finish
  8. Installation will begin. You will be prompted to restart your Eclipse once the install has completed.

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