Monthly Archive: January 2009
January 16, 2009

Integrated Development Environments in general and Eclipse/Aptana Studio specifically provide tree-based project explorers used to locate and launch files by displaying the file system that contains your project code. Typically the simple directory and file tree is marked up with:

  • Icons for different file extensions
  • Version information about the directories and files if connected to a version control system
  • Context menus specific to each directory and file

This widely accepted approach to represent code files in a project has worked well in the past because projects and project components were typically:

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