The code assist info will often appear automagically when you're typing. If it doesn't, then try hitting the ctrl->space keyboard combination to bring it up.
I.e., not very much. It shows the signatures for the jQuery methods - looked up from your project's installed jQuery library itself, presumably - but displays no information about what they're for and how they work.
However, code assist for jQuery is available for Aptana; you just need to install and enable it. To do that, you need to
- Install the jQuery bundle into Aptana
- Enable the jQuery bundle for each project where you want to use it
Installing the jQuery bundle
From the main Aptana menu, click on Commands->Bundle Development->Install Bundle and select "jQuery" from the list dialog. Note: on my own installations, the "jQuery" option was right at the bottom of the list, even though the rest of the list was sorted alphabetically. Go figure. Click the Okay button to install the jQuery bundle. You need to do this step only once for your Aptana Studio instllation.
Adding the jQuery bundle to your project
You need to do this on a project by project basis.
Right-click on your project name in the Project Explorer and pick "Properties" from the pop-up menu. In the resulting dialog, select "Project Build Path". You should now see a list of jQuery library versions, as shown below:
Select (i.e. tick) the library version that you're using (or closest to it) and click the okay button.
Now type some jQuery code into a file from within that project. Code assist jQuery code should nowl bring up some more meaningful information. Again, you may have to hit ctrl->space to invoke the pop-up information.
As you can see, those dry "signature only" definitions are still there, alongside the fuller definitions. You just need to look at the one marked as "jQuery" in the right hand column.
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