The acquisition means that the entire Aptana Studio team has joined Appcelerator and according to the announcement, the acquisition “moves the company to the next level by extending the capabilities of Appcelerator’s popular development platform to include world-class development tools that significantly improve developer productivity, integration and cloud connectivity.” They are committed to continuing to provide enterprise-grade development tools that include client and server site development. In addition, Aptana 3 is on schedule for release during the first quarter of this year.
As mobile development continues to grow, application development tools are becoming more advanced. Cross-compiling, which is the ability to write an application one time and deploy it over many different mobile and desktop platforms has opened the door to rapid, cost efficient software development. Applications like Titanium will continue to cater for this need and their partnership with the existing Aptana web community will help bring these tools to more developers. For more information on the acquisition, be sure to visit Aptana,org.