Update: If you were landed onto this page, I apologize for the strong title and language. I was just really frustrated with Aptana on that particular day and let loose on this post. This information is a few months old, so I give these guys the benefit of doubt. Just read below for caveats and past experiences.
I should know better. I really should. After using Eclipse for eighteen months, I decided that it was a necessary evil for the following reasons:
- It is free and has a thousand plugins.
- It has relatively good support for JSF. Wanna know more about JSF? Beat yourself against a rather sharp rock for a full day, then give yourself a paper cut over your existing wounds. Then I will consider you qualified to read up on JSF.
- If you run it for a full day, it takes down about 600M of virtual memory. Sweet! Nicely done, you assholes.
I have to say; Eclipse was one of the reasons I quit writing code full time and switched to email/powerpoint as my IDE of choice. Okay, I’m just kidding but you get the idea. Eclipse blows worse than LiLo.
But then I slipped after a few months of non-usage and downloaded Aptana, an Eclipse packaged product that can run Ruby on Rails apps (this is likely not an accurate description but who gives a rat’s ass? The damn thing is supposed to run RoR). I download it on my Mac, and sure enough it takes up 900M virtual memory in the first minute.
Step One: Undock.
Step Two: Delete from Applications folder.
Step Three: Poke pins into my Eclipse IDE voodoo doll.