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Debugging with the Google App Engine SDK

By Troy Topnik, January 8, 2009

A few months ago I downloaded the Google App Engine
SDK
to play with. Everyone seemed to be going nuts over the demo, and I
thought it would be neat to build a Komodo project template for
creating, testing and deploying these apps (along the lines of the Rails
and Zend MVC project templates).

Stocking Stuffers: Dev Tools for Teams Sale Ends December 23, 2008

By , December 22, 2008

For those of you who've been thinking of taking advantage of our killer Dev Tools for Teams sale, time has almost run out. There's one day left to pick up that last minute "stocking stuffer" for yourself or your whole...

For those of you who've been thinking of taking advantage of our killer Dev Tools for Teams sale, time has almost run out. There's one day left to pick up that last minute "stocking stuffer" for yourself or your whole team.

Komodo 5.0.3 API changes

By Todd Whiteman, December 18, 2008

Just a heads up that the Komodo 5.0.3 release will change the behaviour of some of the common API methods. This should only affect a small minority of Komodo macros and extensions.

The below APIs have now been changed:
ko.open.URI
ko.open.displayPath
These methods were previously operating synchronously in Komodo 5.0.2, but will now operate asynchronous as of Komodo 5.0.3.

We're on Twitter @ActiveState

By , December 18, 2008

Komodo IDE 5.0 Nominated for Jolt Awards

By , December 18, 2008

They just announced the nominees, and Komodo IDE 5.0 was shortlisted for the best Developer Environment. We're in contention for the coveted Plexiglas-encased can of super-caffeinated cola, the Jolt Award! So what's the big deal? Well, check this out: The...

They just announced the nominees, and Komodo IDE 5.0 was shortlisted for the best Developer Environment.

Dynamic Language Use Pops in Asia

By Kendra Penrose, December 16, 2008

According to eWeek.com, dynamic language use is soaring in Asia, with more than 88 percent of developers in a recent survey saying they use some dynamic some of the time. Read the full article here.

PHP 5.3, round 1

By , December 14, 2008

PHP 5.3 has hit Alpha 3 now, so it was about time I got around to poking at the new features myself, instead of just glancing over and deleting huge flame wars on the internals list of the minutae of the much, er, 'discussed' namespaces implementation.

If you're running WIndows, they have builds for you, but the rest of us instead get to build from source. This was slightly tricky:

1. get the php sources here:

http://qa.php.net/

Wordled

By , December 11, 2008

I thought I'd follow one of these memes for once:

The work is strikingly different from my personal blog though:

...apparently I'm into politics now.

Gartner: 85 percent of companies using open source

By Kendra Penrose, November 18, 2008

This recent post on CNET was forwarded to me by a colleague yesterday. An interesting part of the post is that "only 31 percent of companies surveyed by the analyst house had formal policies for evaluating and procuring open-source software."...

This recent post on CNET was forwarded to me by a colleague yesterday. An interesting part of the post is that "only 31 percent of companies surveyed by the analyst house had formal
policies for evaluating and procuring open-source software."

PyWorks and XULRunner

By Shane Caraveo, November 13, 2008

Today I am in Atlanta at PyWorks, about to give my talk on "Gui Applications with XULRunner, PyXPCOM and PyDOM". While developing the talk I discovered xrtemplate, a great little project with a few issues.