A while back Aptana, an open source development tool announced out of the blue that it would be dropping its core PHP support in favor of using the Eclipse PDT plugin. Something a lot of people including my self was upset with. Many of us use Aptana because we didn’t like the Eclipse plugin.
Aptana was then to contribute many of its features to the Eclipse project but development and cycles were just to slow.
Enter Aptana 3. This version of Aptana has been rewritten from the ground up. Including great FTP, Version support for GIT and SVN, IDE customizations. Aptana is still strongly pushing Ruby on Rails but has brought back core support for PHP.
As it evolves its nice to see the progress with code templates, code library’s, and I hope a great data explorer tool.
Take a look and try the beta.