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Find highlighting and Linux/x86_64 support in Komodo 5.1a2

By , February 27, 2009

We released Komodo 5.1 alpha 2 a couple of days ago (shame on me for not
announcing until now). Get it here:

www.activestate.com/komodo/downloads

Please try it out and give us your feedback:

emailhttp://listserv.activestate.com/mailman/listinfo/komodo-beta
bugshttp://bugs.activestate.com/enter_bug.cgi?product=Komodo
forumshttp://community.activestate.com/products/Komodo

This is the second release of Komodo 5.1
on the way to a planned final release around mid-May. There are a few goodies

CakePHP development with Komodo screencast

By , February 26, 2009

Our handy blog-and-twitter scanning script coughed up this post over at pseudocoder about using Komodo ( his version is Komodo 4 ) for CakePHP development. Head on over to view Matt's screencast ( warning, the volume is a bit high on the video ) which features none other than my very own CakePHP extension for Komodo. Awesome!

SciMoz in Firefox 3 as an extension.

By , February 26, 2009

I just noticed that ActiveState community site member nanomir posted a picture of SciMoz / Scintilla running in Firefox 3:

PDK 8.0: The End of Wrap, Deploy, Repeat.

By , February 25, 2009

It's time to celebrate: today we're launching Perl Dev Kit (PDK) 8.0! Hoorah! Deploy to Any Platform from Any Platform PDK 8.0 introduces an enhancement to PerlApp that allows cross-wrapping of your applications, allowing for a "develop one place, deploy...

It's time to celebrate: today we're launching Perl Dev Kit (PDK) 8.0! Hoorah!

PHPDoc and JSDoc auto documenting

By Todd Whiteman, February 13, 2009

Nathan Rijksen has recently posted a neat Komodo macro that I've found very useful when editing PHP and JavaScript files:
http://community.activestate.com/forum/phpdoc-autocompletion

Want Something? Pull a Trigger

By , February 11, 2009

Although there's been a disconcerting spike in gang-related shootings here in Vancouver, this article is talking about Komodo's triggers, macros that fire automatically under certain conditions. By taking advantage of these macros, you can get Komodo to automatically work in...

6 Reasons To Get Dynamic Languages Support

By , February 10, 2009

Identifying the right time to solicit support from a third-party vendor can be challenging. The question of build versus buy has significant implications for a project's budget--and timeline. Hiring a third-party expert to assist with a project can save you...

Identifying the right time to solicit support from a third-party vendor can be challenging.

You're Smart, You're Articulate, You're Resourceful...

By , February 3, 2009

Not just idle flattery: an invitation! We have two career opportunities at ActiveState, and if you identified with the blog title, you're half-way qualified already! Here's the scoop: Position A: Customer Service Representative ActiveState's Customer Service Representative has a lead...

Not just idle flattery: an invitation! We have two career opportunities at ActiveState, and if you identified with the blog title, you're half-way qualified already!

ppm install MinGW

By Troy Topnik, January 28, 2009

Here's a really cool development for ActivePerl users on Windows. MinGW is now available from the ActiveState PPM repository:

 C:\>ppm install MinGW

This installs the MinGW tools (gcc, dlltool, ar, etc.) and dmake in ActivePerl's 'site/bin' directory.

Category: perl

Live Projects and why I don't use them.

By Troy Topnik, January 21, 2009

I have to get this off my chest: I think the default "Live Import" on
Komodo projects can be dangerously confusing. A number of friends have,
after trying Komodo, have asked me "WTF is up with Komodo's file
manager project thingy?" I generally tell them two things: