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Komodo Abbreviations: Inserting Snippets by Name

By Eric Promislow, December 15, 2010

Coding is fun, but typing is work. Komodo IDE provides several features that let you do less typing so you can have more fun.

The most obvious keystroke-saving feature is autocomplete, but Komodo also has a method for inserting snippets of code by typing their name in the buffer. We call this feature Abbreviations.

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Rx 2.0 for Komodo 6.0

By Eric Promislow, November 2, 2010

Komodo's Rx Toolkit is a debugger for pattern-matching. It lets you tweak patterns (or regular expressions, also known as "regexes", hence the "Rx") against subject text, showing you the results interactively. You can choose to see a single match, all matches, replacements, or even the result of "splitting" the string on the regex. While very powerful, patterns can quickly become complex and unwieldy, so it's useful to have a tool to try them out in isolation.

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What managers don't know about their developers using open source components

By Jeff Hobbs, January 29, 2010

In Jeffrey Hammond's recent article on Dr. Dobb's (What Developers Think, January 16, 2010), his survey results highlighted something we have known for some time based on the developers and companies that we talk to:

Managers don't know everything their developers are using or doing.

His survey showed that:

  • 80% of developers say they use open source components for development or application deployment
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