Insights on Code, the Cloud, and More

Travel Notes From London: Scaling Ideas at Monki Gras

By Diane Mueller, February 14, 2013

Cloud Evangelist Diane Mueller returns from London’s 2013 Monki Gras event from which she is still recovering from the inspiration overload and processing all the innovation input data she ingested.

The New Komodo 8 User Interface

By Nathan Rijksen, February 13, 2013

Linux UI SampleEver since I started using Komodo many years ago, I was intrigued by its ability and potential. No other IDE out there gave me the level of flexibility that Komodo did (and does).

Category: komodo

What Makes a PaaS Truly Modern?

By Diane Mueller, February 12, 2013

A truly modern private Platform as a Service (PaaS) includes a deployment strategy that gives enterprises the control they need and mitigates dependency on third-party providers. Enterprise IT teams already expect that a “modern” PaaS should be able to be deployed on any cloud, public or private. Until now, the missing piece of the modern PaaS puzzle was IT teams’ ability to self-manage and administer the PaaS itself, i.e. take control and ensure compliance.

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.

Category: stackato

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