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Pop the Bubbly - ActiveState launches Business Training for Perl, Python and Tcl.

By Liliya Apostolova, August 12, 2009

Development teams can finally hone their Perl, Python and Tcl programming skills with the new Business Training program ActiveState launched today. There are a lot of benefits to encouraging developers to polish their programming skills.

One obvious reason is that the development team could become better experts in coding with Perl, Python and Tcl. For their organization, this means a couple of things:

Write a Poem, Win a T-shirt

By , August 11, 2009

Announcing...the ActiveState poetry contest.

Write a poem about your favorite ActiveState product and you could win an ActiveState t-shirt!
We're accepting entries until August 31st.

Leave us a comment with your entry or email it to marcom [at] activestate [dot] com (subject: ActiveState poem) with "ActiveState poem" in the subject line.

Here's what one Komodo fan wrote:

Coding with Komodo really rocks,
Coding with Komodo really rocks,

It's spiffy, efficient, it'll knock off your socks,

Category: announcements

Creating the Fakework macro

By Troy Topnik, August 11, 2009

If you're a decent programmer, you'll hopefully find this funny. If
you're a completely incompetent programmer, you may find this macro
useful or even essential.

Komodo 5.2.0 alpha 1 released

By , August 5, 2009

We released Komodo 5.2.0 alpha 1 today! Get it here:

This is the first release of Komodo 5.2 on the way to a planned final release around mid-September. The most significant changes in Komodo 5.2 are:

  • increased performance and stability
  • customizable sub-language background colors
  • view HTML source by dragging and dropping a URL
  • PHP 5.3 support

A lot of enhancements and bug fixes have gone into this Komodo release.

Category: announcements

Running Run Commands for Local Remote Debugging

By Troy Topnik, July 31, 2009

The title is intentional. I'll explain later. Once you've started
abusing the language, you might as well kick it to the curb.

Once in a while, a question comes in to ActiveState support that
exposes a better way of doing something. A user recently contacted us
about debugging Django applications, and I directed him to this
post by Todd Whiteman

I suggested trying the second option mentioned: running the Django
server through pydbgp. The relevant command is basically:

Hannah Catherine Mick

By Trent Mick, July 28, 2009

Hannah Catherine Mick

Originally uploaded by trento.

I’ve been remiss in not blogging about my new daughter until now… tada! A lovely little girl. 7lb 4oz. Born on July 4th. All the appropriate bits. Everyone healthy. At times ominous hospital experience, but all good in the end. Ewan’s (her almost 2 year old brother) latest thing [...]

Komodo and the Palm Pre?

By Todd Whiteman, July 20, 2009

There is some very interesting Komodo work going on in the Palm arena.

Austin (aka "Templarian") has put up a Komodo toolbox package to assist in development of Palm Pre applications:

Why would they use Komodo?

Workspace is faster now.

By Troy Topnik, July 14, 2009

We've recently rolled out some changes behind the scenes that have
made Workspace much more responsive. We still have more
work to do, but we're seeing pages loading up to three times faster than
they did before the updates.

If you're one of those folks who tried Workspace and got frustrated
with the slowness, you may want go back and give it another try now.

Tags: firefly

Summer Sale Ending July 15: Last Chance to Save on New Licenses

By , July 10, 2009

Only a few days left to take advantage of our Summer Sale...

Get $50 off all new license purchases, or almost $200 when you buy a 5-pack!

Komodo IDE
$295 $245 singles

$1180 $995 5-packs

3-Minute Project Management with ActiveState Workspace beta

By , July 9, 2009

10:22am - Sign up for Workspace
10:23am - Create a project
10:25am - Add your source code and start managing the development process

Don't waste time setting up servers or configuring code repositories and ticketing systems. ActiveState Workspace beta is ready-to-use with all the tools you need to stay focused and get the job done.

Category: ActiveBlog