Nathan Rijksen's Blogs

Nathan Rijksen 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. Nathan has been working with Komodo IDE for a decade before joining the development team in 2012. Since then he has worked tirelessly on new features such as Commando, Breadcrumbs, a completely new UI and much more.

  • Komodo 10.2.1 Released

    Today we're releasing version 10.2.1 for Komodo IDE and Edit. This is a stability release, meaning it only seeks to address stability issues and UX bugs. It does not add any new functionality.

    Most notably, this release fixes the issue where formatters were no longer working, which was a regression in the 10.2.0 release.

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  • Recording Programmable Macros

    I’ve been using Komodo for roughly 10 years, 4 of them as a Komodo Developer. One of the main features that made me use Komodo in the first place was its macros, and the accompanying toolbox to manage them (as well as other tools).

    These days macros might not sound so impressive, but 10 years ago they sure were. And even these days I rarely really get a use out of them the way I do in Komodo.

  • Komodo 10.2 Released! New Unit Testing, Slack Sharing, Yarn Support

    The Komodo team has been hard at work, and some of that work you can feast your eyes upon today with the release of Komodo IDE 10.2. This release is focussed primarily on two features: unit testing and Slack sharing, but it's not just about the features; we've fixed roughly 100 bugs and made quite a few improvements and enhancements. We hope you enjoy this iteration of Komodo IDE and look forward to your feedback!

  • Full Stack Web Development and the Battle of the Packages

    In a way I’m a very isolated developer. Not in that I work from home, which I do, but I work on Komodo, which comes with its own “stack” (Mozilla) and doesn’t have access to a huge package repository like you would with Node.JS. This means much of the work I do is isolated within this stack, and I only interact with what’s happening in the “outside world” through integrations and side projects. You might get the sense that this is a negative, and certainly in some ways it is, but I consider this a positive overall because, frankly, modern full-stack development sucks.

  • Komodo IDE 10.1.2 Released
    Update: December 5th

    Unfortunately 10.1.2 introduced a small bug with frustrating consequences. We have released version 10.1.3 to address this. This is a very minor release that fixes bug #2180, which was causing the selection to expand when indenting or un-indenting. This bug was introduced in 10.1.2 due to the fix for bug #900 and we felt it significant enough to prioritize a quick update that addresses this issue.

  • Creating Your First Android App With Cordova and Komodo IDE

    We've been seeing more of our users getting into mobile app development, so we added PhoneGap and Cordova integration in the Komodo X release. Although I'm not a mobile app developer, given the new functionality in Komodo I thought it would be fun to write my first Android App.

  • Komodo 10.1.1 Released

    Hope everyone is enjoying the changes in 10.1! Virtually the only "real" bug we've seen reported by users was the issue where "Find all" was failing. We released a nightly almost instantly and adjusted our schedule to get a stable release out soon after, and here we are.

    Aside from the "Find all" fix we also addressed some smaller issues. We're also including an experimental fix for random crashes, which is only called "experimental" because we have not been able to verify whether this indeed reduces the number of random crashes due to the nature of the issue.

  • Komodo 10.1 Released - Tutorial Tool, Publishing Improvements and More

    Komodo 10.1 is here! This is a great little release because we spent almost all of it focusing on minor enhancement and bug fixes.

    Head over to our download page to try Komodo 10.1 now. If you're using Komodo 10 already you should be receiving an update soon, though you can also manually download it below.

  • The History of Komodo, A Trip Down Memory Lane

    This blog was originally published on September of 2014. It has since been updated to include the release of Komodo 9 and 10 and was subsequently republished.

    The first version of Komodo was released roughly 16 years ago. This means Komodo is older than some of its users.. and yet its held up remarkably well thanks to our continuous work on Komodo.

    With this blog we'll take a look at where Komodo came from, where it is and where it is going.

  • Komodo 10.1 Beta Now Available

    The Komodo 10.1 beta is now available. This is a big update that focusses primarily on what our community has been asking us for. Over 100 bugs were fixed and more will be addressed before this release turns stable. While the vast majority of our effort has been focussed on community requests, we did also work on some creative vision of our own.

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