Appcelerator Acquires Aptana

Well Aptana 3 has been in beta for a long time with little happening in the past 6 months or more. Today Appcelerator has acquired Aptana and expects to have something out by Q1 of this year.

What does this mean?

Appcelerator®, the leading platform for rapidly developing native mobile, desktop, and tablet applications using Web technologies announced today that it has acquired Aptana®, the leading integrated development environment (IDE) for building web applications. The acquisition sets the stage for a new standard in next-generation application development by providing Web developers with a best-in-class, enterprise-grade development platform to rapidly build rich native applications that integrate easily with the cloud. The acquisition also brings together two of the world’s largest web development communities, Appcelerator’s and Aptana’s, to create a huge application development base of over 1,500,000 application developers.

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