Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Aptana Unveils Cloud Integration for Java and Eclipse

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 24, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ ----EclipseCon 2009. Aptana, Inc., today announced the immediate availability of Java support in its application hosting and life-cycle management service, Aptana Cloud Connect(TM: 65.66, 1.96, 3.08%). Aptana Cloud Connect is architected to integrate with both leading cloud hosting providers and Aptana Studio, the popular open source web development IDE that also plugs into Eclipse. By integrating directly with Eclipse via Aptana Studio, Aptana Cloud Connect delivers unprecedented efficiency for authoring, deploying and managing Java, Ruby on Rails, PHP, and other types of web applications running in cloud data centers.

Today, millions of developers world-wide use Eclipse for Java development and many have added Aptana Studio's renowned Ajax, HTML, C SS, and JavaScript development tools to their Eclipse installations. Now Java developers who add Aptana Studio version 1.2.5 to their Eclipse installations can also instantly provision scalable Java app servers in the cloud, deploy applications in seconds, and immediately begin working with remote files, databases, server logs and more through Aptana Studio's editors and views. Aptana Cloud Connect and Aptana Studio also support Ruby on Rails, PHP, Python and Jaxer, an Ajax server based on Mozilla Firefox.

This initial release of Java support via Aptana Cloud Connect focuses on web applications using Java Servlets, Java Servlet Pages (JSP: undefined, undefined, undefined%), Java Server Faces (JSF: undefined, undefined, undefined%), The Spring Framework for Java, and related technologies. Optimized configurations of Apache Tomcat, the ubiquitous open source Servlet engine, and MySQL come installed by default.

"Cloud computing is already saving organizations of all sizes lots of time and money. Today's cloud computing services let organizations purchase scalable CPU cycles as they need them rather than having to procure, set up and manage whole servers. Aptana Cloud Connect lets you do that too, but goes much further to bring extreme efficiency to the whole application lifecycle," said Paul Colton, CEO and founder of Aptana. "Click a button and Aptana Cloud Connect automatically provisions cloud computing resources, installs and configures application environments with ready to use databases, sets up source control services, manages access credential for the whole development team, and wires it all into Aptana Studio for the ultimate in development and deployment ease. And if you want to scale, just move a slider to increase the memory, storage, and CPU capacity in seconds."

Citing how the deep integration of hosted services with the desktop development productivity of Aptana Studio simplifies both using cloud services directly or using cloud services with web-based tools, software architect Brandon Corbin recently blogged, "Aptana Cloud knocked my socks off! I started playing with RightScale and Amazon EC2, and while it was cool to see it work, the amount of time and brainpower required to do everything was simply too much. Then I found Aptana Cloud -- an absolutely amazing service."

Anyone can get started by trying out the Aptana Cloud Connect service for free. Pricing starts at a mere $20 USD per month.

About Aptana, Inc.

Aptana provides a leading Web development, deployment and management suite for organizations that use web technologies including: Ajax, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby on Rails, and Python. Aptana Studio(TM: 65.66, 1.96, 3.08%), an Eclipse-based integrated development environment for web sites and applications, has been downloaded over 3.3 million times and continues to grow at a rate of 200,000 downloads monthly. Aptana Cloud Connect(TM: 65.66, 1.96, 3.08%) service provides application hosting and lifecycle management services that run on leading cloud hosting providers and integrate directly into Aptana Studio. Aptana is also the creator of Aptana Jaxer(TM: 65.66, 1.96, 3.08%), the Ajax server(TM: 65.66, 1.96, 3.08%). Using Aptana Jaxer, developers can write entire applications and presentation layers using Ajax, use server-side JavaScript to generate or manipulate web pages, directly interact with databases, file systems and networks, and execute application logic on the server.

To learn more, visit Aptana at

Aptana, the Aptana logo, Aptana Studio, Aptana Cloud, Aptana Cloud Connect, RadRails, Pydev and Jaxer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Aptana Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other product and company names and marks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.

SOURCE Aptana, Inc.

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