Insights on Code, the Cloud, and More

Stackato and Komodo Named Jolt Award Finalists

By Isabelle Groc, February 8, 2013

We are proud to announce that Stackato 2.4 and Komodo 7.1 IDE were named Dr. Dobbs 2013 Jolt Awards finalists in the "Coding Tools" category.

Category: komodo, stackato

Komodo 8.0 Beta Now Available

By Todd Whiteman, February 8, 2013

Komodo 8 logoWe are excited to announce that the Komodo 8.0 beta is now available for both Edit and IDE. With 8.0.0b1, we are nearing the end of our pre-release build cycle, which will lead to the official Komodo 8.0 release in early 2013.

Here is an overview of the major features included in the 8.0 beta.

Category: komodo

On Momentum, Traction, and One Hell of a Great Year

By Bart Copeland, February 7, 2013

ActiveState enjoyed a one hell of a great 2012, and we’re carrying that momentum forward to what will be an even more exciting 2013. Today we announced significant revenue growth in 2012, due in no small part to the success of Stackato, the market-leading private PaaS technology.

From Cloud Sprawl to Smart Cloud Growth

By Diane Mueller, February 5, 2013

As our cities grow bigger, urban sprawl affects our quality of life, creating pollution, impacting health, destroying farmland, and reducing wildlife habitat. Enterprises also feel the negative impacts of sprawl, and it is not just because employees face long commutes.

Building a PaaS in Ruby

By Phil Whelan, January 29, 2013

Stackato not only supports developers in pushing apps using any stack, but it is also built using many different technologies and programming languages. Ruby is still the predominant language for these technologies, with Python, Node.js and Go chasing closely behind.

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Top 10 Komodo Tips and Tricks

By Todd Whiteman, January 28, 2013

There are a great many features in Komodo, and it's hard to know them all. Here is a list of my top 10 tips and tricks, which will help you get more out of your use of Komodo. Enjoy!

1. Toggle Side Panes

Komodo has three side panes: left, right and bottom. You can easily toggle these side panes on/off by double-clicking on a Komodo editor tab.

Category: komodo

Java 7 comes to Stackato

By John Wetherill, January 21, 2013

The Java 7 Dolphin Stackato has supported Java from the beginning, but without buildpacks the choice of Java runtimes has thus far been limited to exactly one: Java6 (née jdk1.6) which until recently was the most widely used Java release. Now that has changed.

Category: stackato

From Kettle of Fish to Stone Soup: Stackato Makes a Difference

By Kevin "kj" Woolley, January 18, 2013

A few weeks ago, I set up a Stackato instance to support several internal ActiveState applications. As a sysadmin, I wasn’t deeply familiar with the dependencies and inner workings of these various applications.

United We Stand: The Stackato Partner Program and What It Means For ActiveState

By Bart Copeland, January 18, 2013

Earlier this week, ActiveState announced the launch of the Stackato Partner Program. This program connects Stackato’s private PaaS technology with leading infrastructure technologies and service providers.

Adding Your Own Service to Stackato

By Troy Topnik, January 16, 2013

Stackato Recently, we've had a number of prospects and customers ask us about adding their own services to Stackato.

Category: stackato