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Two reasons why an ActiveState fan uses Komodo!

By Troy Topnik, November 12, 2009

We love user screencasts!

As the guy who does most of the Komodo screencasts around here, I'm always delighted to see one that's been done by someone else. Creating a screencast takes a bit of time and it's difficult to get them right, so when someone spends the effort to make one just because they like our product, it makes us very proud.

Here's one by amberforge that shows off:

  1. Komodo's 'Go to Definition'
  2. Autocomplete features for PHP

Short and sweet:

2 Days Left to Save $50 on Komodo

By Sheila Rebellato, October 30, 2009

Just a friendly reminder that there's only two days left to save $50 on new and upgrade purchases of Komodo IDE!

Do you have Komodo IDE 4? Now’s your chance to upgrade: After October 31/09, upgrades from Komodo 4 -> 5 will never be less than $145 US:
Upgrade today for $95 US!

Just trying Komodo IDE out on a trial basis, or using Komodo Edit? You too can save $50 when you purchase a brand-new Komodo IDE 5.2. Regularly $295:

Hacking Komodo for Drupal development

By , October 25, 2009

Today I gave a quick talk at the Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit, ostensibly called 'Hacking Komodo for Drupal development'. A better ( but less interesting? ) title might have been "here are a bunch of ways you can extend Komodo easily, with Drupal-centric examples". I've attached a PDF of the slides and a zip files of the samples I showed.

As well, I just published a Drupal extension for Komodo ( well, the start of one ) on the ActiveState community site:

Workspace Beta: Project URL changes and SVN

By , October 21, 2009

Workspace Beta: Project URL changes and SVN:
Recent changes in Workspace infrastructure have had some unintended effects for users with project repositories checked out before Sept. 28th. If you're the owner of one or more projects, it's likely that your local working copies will need to be updated if you created projects prior to this date.

Workspace projects used to have URLs that looked like this:
http://workspace.activestate.com/projects/sandbox

The SVN repository URLs of these projects looked like this:

Tags: firefly

PyPM: A package manager for Python

By Troy Topnik, October 20, 2009

Package managers are useful things. For language distributions, they simplify the job of finding and installing modules, libraries or extensions for that language.

Category: ActiveBlog, python

Speaking at Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit

By , October 15, 2009

I am going to Drupal Summit 2009 this October 24th-25th

I'm very excited about attending and speaking at the Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit weekend after next in Seattle, particularly because I get to talk about using Komodo for Drupal development, something near and dear to my heart.

Take a Survey - Win a T-shirt

By Liliya Apostolova, October 8, 2009

How about a t-shirt and a $50 credit for our online store?

Mercurial support in Workspace

By Troy Topnik, October 7, 2009

There's been a lot of development going on in Workspace. We've recently added the Mercurial (hg) support our users have been asking for. Workspace users now have a choice between distributed and centralized source control management tools.

We asked Shane Caraveo -- Lead Developer and Product Manager, Developer Services -- some questions about these recent developments, and posted the results on the new Workspace blog.

Category: ActiveBlog

Another cool Drupal / Komodo post

By , October 2, 2009

Fast on the heels of last week's Komodo / Acquia stack post by Robert Douglass, I just noticed a neat tip from Kevin Bridges on hooking up api.drupal.org in Komodo to do automatic lookups of the Drupal api docs based on your current selection:

http://kevinbridges.org/node/182

Komodo Sale Through October 31, 2009

By Sheila Rebellato, September 29, 2009

Everyone saves $50 until the end of October!

Do you have Komodo IDE 4 but you've been waiting for Komodo IDE upgrades to go on sale again before purchasing? Now's your chance to upgrade: After October 31/09, upgrades from Komodo 4 -> 5 will never be less than $145 US; upgrade today for $95 US!