Insights on Code, the Cloud, and More

"Moderately timely" vulnerability notifications

By Troy Topnik, December 1, 2009

Secunia reported a "moderately critical" vulnerability in ActivePerl today. It alarmed us until we noticed that they were citing an old ActivePerl release announcement.

Category: announcements

Season of Giving: 5-packs on sale, and bonus t-shirts!

By Sheila Louis, December 1, 2009

Ah, December. It's the season to get together with friends, family... and even teammates!

To help you celebrate this fine season, ActiveState is offering great Season of Giving pricing on all 5-packs for teams--and a special t-shirt offer.

Category: ActiveBlog

How to Save Time with Firefly Ticket Management

By Liliya Apostolova, November 30, 2009

Firefly has a number of convenient bridges between features which work as handy shortcuts and make Firefly more than the sum of its parts. One such bridge is between source code control and the ticket management system.

Whether you're using Subversion or Mercurial as your version control system, you can issue commands to manage tickets, i.e.close or reference them right from the commit log message.

For example:

Tags: firefly

Vancouver Python users group meeting at ActiveState

By Shannon Yelland, November 29, 2009

Python User Group

Vancouver Python users group meeting is being held at ActiveState on Tuesday December 1, 2009 at 7pm.

This weeks topic:

Jamu Kakar: How to use Storm with a focus on some common patterns to common problems

Doug Latornell: PyYAML, flickrapi, and TkInter in a Desktop Image Display App


ActiveState 1700 - 409 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC

ActiveState Launches Firefly - A hosted project management and collaboration solution for dev teams

By Liliya Apostolova, November 18, 2009

ActiveState Firefly

Everyone at ActiveState is excited to introduce our newest offering Firefly - turn-key, hosted project management and collaboration for software development! It is packed with useful features and comes pre-configured so users don't have to spend precious time configuring and maintaining their own system.

Tags: firefly

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 Louis, 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:

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