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ActiveState sponsors Open Source Bridge

By , May 13, 2009

ActiveState is proud to be a sponsor of Open Source Bridge 2009.

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Better local development with VMs

By , May 10, 2009

I just downloaded and installed Ubuntu Server 9.04 in a VM Image strictly for the purposes of setting up a simple local dev environment on my MacBook. This is the base image, which I want to configure with some useful but general capabilities. The features are:

Open Web Vancouver 2009: Sessions & Speakers

By , May 4, 2009

We've just posted the speakers / sessions list on the Open Web Vancouver site, and I have to say I'm quite proud of the amazing set of talks and speakers we've attracted this year:

http://www.openwebvancouver.ca/speakers_sessions

Now, I think *all* the talks are going to be great, but my personal top five *personally most excited about* sessions have to be ( in no particular order ):

Early bird registration for Open Web Vancouver!

By , May 1, 2009

Early bird registration for Open Web Vancouver has been open for a couple of weeks and sales have been brisk. It's really nice to get the Eventbrite emails for 5-packs!

If you're thinking of attending the conference, think seriously about registering before may 10, as after that the price goes up to $185 CDN.

Komodo 5.1.3 released

By Trent Mick, April 29, 2009

We (ActiveState) released Komodo 5.1.3 today. Get
it here:

Komodo IDE
Komodo Edit

Or, if you are currently running any previous Komodo 5, click “Help > Check for
Updates…”. This is a bug fix release and is recommended for all users. See
below for details.

Bug fixes

Some bug fix highlights:

The fast open (aka “Go to File”) dialog had a few [...]

We (ActiveState) released Komodo 5.1.3 today. Get
it here:

re-installing Mac OS X: software I use

By Trent Mick, April 24, 2009

I recently wiped my Mac laptop to upgrade to 10.5. (Finally! At least I
installed Leopard before Snow Leopard comes out.) This post is mainly for me
to list all the stuff I install — a list I generated when scouring my machine
before wiping it.

~/bin/
wget
p4
darwin ports (/opt/local)
ActivePython (all versions)
ActivePerl [...]

I recently wiped my Mac laptop to upgrade to 10.5. (Finally! At least I
installed Leopard before Snow Leopard comes out.) This post is mainly for me
to list all the stuff I install — a list I generated when scouring my machine

Last chance to submit talks for Open Web Vancouver 2009!

By , April 13, 2009

There is only 2 days left to submit talks to Open Web Vancouver, so submit your talk now! We've already confirmed some exciting talks, including:

Komodo macros as pure magic code injection

By , April 8, 2009

Back when we released ( I think it was? ) Komodo 3.0, David Ascher spent a few weeks scratching his chin and writing some docs on the JavaScript and Python macro apis that we were exposing in Komodo for users to hack on. The initial cut of the macros feature was a 'record some UI actions as JS code that might be re-runnable', but Komodo macros have since become very much *how you hack* Komodo, for instant gratification.

Komodo: about.com’s Webdesign pick of the week

By Trent Mick, April 6, 2009

Nice to see Komodo Edit get about.com’s Webdesign/HTML blog’s pick of the week:

This week I took a look at the latest version of my favorite XML and HTML text editor: Komodo Edit. The new version adds in some nice features like history and search highlighting. I still find this editor to be the best free [...]

Nice to see Komodo Edit get about.com’s Webdesign/HTML blog’s pick of the week:

Komodo 5.1.1: fixes, path mode in Fast Open dialog, Perl::Critic integration

By Trent Mick, April 2, 2009

We (ActiveState) released Komodo 5.1.1 today. Get
it here:

Komodo IDE
Komodo Edit Or, if you are currently running Komodo 5.1.0, click “Help > Check for
Updates…”. This is a bug fix release and is recommended for all users. See
below for details.

Bug fixes

Two important bug fixes in this release are:

Fixed problem in re-generating the variable tabs in the [...]

We (ActiveState) released Komodo 5.1.1 today. Get
it here: