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ActiveState Joins Parrot Foundation Advisory Board

By Kendra Penrose, October 17, 2008

We are proud to announce that we have become part of the advisory board for the Parrot Foundation. The Parrot Foundation is a membership-based non-profit organization, providing technical, legal, and organizational infrastructure for the Parrot open source software project. Read...

We are proud to announce that we have become part of the advisory board for the Parrot Foundation. The Parrot Foundation is a membership-based non-profit organization,
providing technical, legal, and organizational infrastructure for the
Parrot open source software project.

Komodo 5 beta 1

By Todd Whiteman, October 15, 2008

Komodo 5.0.0 beta 1 has just been released and it's now available for download:
http://downloads.activestate.com/Komodo/releases/5.0.0b1/

More details on this release can be found in the following community site post:
http://community.activestate.com/node/2889

Beta Baby!

By , October 15, 2008

Yessiree, the moment you've all been waiting for: Komodo IDE 5.0 is now in beta! The beta phase is an opportunity for the Komodo community to help ActiveState test new functionality, identify bugs, and enhance the quality of the upcoming...

Yessiree, the moment you've all been waiting for: Komodo IDE 5.0 is now in beta!

The beta phase is an opportunity for the Komodo community to help ActiveState test new functionality, identify bugs, and enhance the quality of the upcoming release. If you're up for the challenge, go check out the new features:

Komodo macro for automatically finishing img tags

By , October 14, 2008

You know how you're supposed to add the height and width attributes to an img tag? I know, I know, this is the sort of thing we're supposed to use computers for. After all, it's tedious to look up that...

You know how you're supposed to add the height and width attributes to an img tag? I know, I know, this is the sort of thing we're supposed to use computers for.

w00t! It's PDK 7.3!

By , October 3, 2008

Maybe better than loot, Perl Dev Kit 7.3 is now available. Why so good? 'Cause there are bug fixes and improvements that'll make your day. Read all the fine print in the documentation, take one of the PDK tutorials, and...

Maybe better than loot, Perl Dev Kit 7.3 is now available. Why so good? 'Cause there are bug fixes and improvements that'll make your day.

Bonjour!

By Shane Caraveo, September 28, 2008

Every now and again I spend a weekend day working needlessly on something I shouldn't. Today that was the SD Connector.

Avoiding the Epic Fail

By Kendra Penrose, September 24, 2008

Software development is hard. No matter what the end product, many of the same stumbling blocks come up time and again and get in the way of project success. Some classic pitfalls include time restraints, insufficient in-house resources, scope creep,...

Software development is hard. No matter what the end product, many of the same stumbling blocks come up time and again and get in the way of project success. Some classic pitfalls include time restraints, insufficient in-house resources, scope creep, and spiraling development costs.

JavaScript debugging

By Todd Whiteman, September 15, 2008

For the Komodo developers out there, I've uploaded a Komodo compatible version of the Venkman JavaScript Debugger. This will enable JavaScript/Komodo developers to examine the execution of JavaScript code within Komodo. Grab it here:
http://community.activestate.com/node/2775

Double Your ActivePerl, Double Your Fun

By , September 5, 2008

What's better than an ActivePerl release? Two, of course! We've updated both ActivePerl tracks (one for users who have moved to Perl 5.10, the other for folks who rely on Perl 5.8). ActivePerl 5.8.8.824 has lots of new goodies and...

What's better than an ActivePerl release? Two, of course! We've updated both ActivePerl tracks (one for users who have moved to Perl 5.10, the other for folks who rely on Perl 5.8).

Tabs and snippets: when 4 + 8 still gives you 8

By , September 3, 2008

[Blogging while the ActiveState web site goes through a bit more reorganization...] First, Komodo snippets let you prepare boilerplate snippets of code that you can quickly insert into programs while writing them. For example, if you're writing a JavaScript component,...

[Blogging while the ActiveState web site goes through a bit more reorganization...]