Install Aptana Studio 3 in Ubuntu 14.04

Aptana Studio 3, the world’s most powerful open-source web development IDE just got better. Build web applications quickly and easily using the industry’s leading web application IDE. Aptana Studio harnesses the flexibility of Eclipse and focuses it into a powerful web development engine.  It has support for the latest browser technology specs such as HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Ruby, Rails, PHP and Python. We’ve got you covered.


  • Aids in authoring of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and Ruby. Supports the latest HTML5 specifications. Includes information about the level of support for each element in the major web browsers
  • Support for one-shot as well as keep-synchronized setups. Multiple protocols including FTP, SFTP, FTPS and Capistrano. Ability to automatically publish your Ruby & Rails applications to hosting services such as Heroku and Engine Yard.
  • Set breakpoints, inspect variables, control execution. The integrated Ruby & Rails and JavaScript debuggers help you squash those bugs.
  • Easily put your projects under git source code control. Collaborate with team members thru merge, pull and push actions to remote repositories such those hosted on Github. Facilitates git-based deployments.
  • Quickly access a command line terminal for execution of operating system commands and language utilities such as gem, rake, etc

Install Aptana Studio 3

– Click button below and choose ‘Customize Your Download’ to download Linux version

[button link=”” color=”primary”]Download Aptana Studio 3.x[/button]

– Install dependencies

sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk nodejs

– Unzip downloaded file


– Move folder to /opt

sudo mv/Aptana_Studio_3 /opt

– Create App Launcher for Aptana Studio by first installing gnome-panel if not already done that

sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends gnome-panel

– Next run command below to launch the Create Launcher app. Enter details as follows; for command, browse to location of Aptana Studio which was /opt/Aptana_Studio_3 and select AptanaStudio file. Also click icon to choose the Aptana icon in same location

gnome-desktop-item-edit ~/Desktop/ --create-new

– Launch Aptana from Dash

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