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Komodo and the Palm Pre?
by Todd Whiteman

Todd Whiteman, July 20, 2009

There is some very interesting Komodo work going on in the Palm arena.

Austin (aka "Templarian") has put up a Komodo toolbox package to assist in development of Palm Pre applications:
http://webos.templarian.com/komodo/

Why would they use Komodo?

Well, the Palm Pre uses a new web style operating system called webOS - the entire OS runs like a browser, using HTML for application UI and everything related to hardware is accessed using JavaScript through a framework called Mojo... and what is the best HTML/JavaScript application editor... Komodo of course!

So, what else is included in this toolbox package?

  • project templates - for creating a new palm app
  • shortcuts to easily launch the palm simulator
  • JS syntax checking of a complete Komodo palm project

Austin and the team have also just added a Mojo API catalog (cix file) to be used in Komodo, providing code completions for the webOS JavaScript framework.

Great work Austin! I think that webOS has huge potential, using the power of the web for applications in embedded devices is a fantastic approach.

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Todd Whiteman is the Development Lead for Komodo IDE. He works adeptly with Mozilla, Python and JavaScript to ensure that Komodo IDE is the IDE of choice for development teams. Todd has been working on Komodo IDE for nearly 6 years, adding components such as the Vi Key Bindings, Distributed Source Code Control, 64-bit Linux builds as well as Remote SSH support into Komodo IDE.