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Aren't we friendly!

By Kendra Penrose, June 16, 2008

ActiveState has become a "Friend" of the Open Source Census www.osscensus.org The Open Source Census is a global, collaborative project to collect and share quantitative data on the use of open source software in enterprise. Read the official release here.

ActiveState has become a "Friend" of the Open Source Census  www.osscensus.org

The Open Source Census is a global, collaborative project to collect
and share quantitative data on the use of open source software in
enterprise.

Winning Komodo Prizes Better than Being Stuck on Desert Island with a Komodo

By , June 16, 2008

Komodo IDE: Award-winning development software that has a killer contest with great prizes for filling out a survey. Komodo Dragon: 365 pounds of drooling beast that you need to scare away by screaming and pelting it with rocks and sticks,...

  1. Komodo IDE: Award-winning development software that has a killer contest with great prizes for filling out a survey.

Tune in for a live webinar - June 24th

By Kendra Penrose, June 9, 2008

Interested in learning more about dynamic languages in the enterprise? Then join us for a live webinar on Tuesday, June 24 at 10:00 am PST (1:00 pm EST) Topic: Open Source Myths and Essential Truths for Protecting Your Business By...

Interested in learning more about dynamic languages in the enterprise?

Then join us for a live webinar on Tuesday, June 24 at 10:00 am PST (1:00 pm EST)

Be My Dev Hero!

By , June 9, 2008

Take the ActiveState Dev Hero Survey and enter to win the Grand Prize, a Nintendo Wii and Guitar Hero III bundle plus an ActiveState Software license of your choice! Take the survey! There are about 30 multiple choice questions, which...

Take the ActiveState Dev Hero Survey and enter to win the Grand Prize, a Nintendo Wii and Guitar Hero III bundle plus an ActiveState Software license of your choice!

Take the survey!            

Komodo 4.4 Beta Released

By , June 3, 2008

Calling all keeners! We're cooking up some sweet new flavours* for Komodo IDE and Komodo Edit 4.4 so you can spend more time coding and less time searching, updating, organizing, testing. Komodo 4.4 Beta has just been released, and we'd...

Calling all keeners! We're cooking up some sweet new flavours* for Komodo IDE and Komodo Edit 4.4 so you can spend more
time coding and less time searching, updating, organizing, testing. Komodo 4.4 Beta has just been released, and we'd love your expertise in testing new functionality, identifying bugs, and enhancing the

ActiveState an SD Times Top 100

By , June 3, 2008

If you are working with Firefox extensions (or Mozilla derivate) and ever used a XBL binding, you soon find there are certain JavaScript API calls you can use to make working with XBL easier, such as

  • document.getAnonymousNodes()
  • document.getAnonymousElementByAtttibute()

Unfortunately, Komodo does not provide completions for these methods by default (as they are browser specific calls), but you can easily add these XBL methods through a Komodo API catalog.

Dragons and Snakes, Oh My!

By , May 29, 2008

Wow! Who knew people liked t-shirts so much? In case you're not one of the many people who have already bought Komodo and claimed their shirt, there's a wee bit of time left and just enough of our limited edition...

Wow! Who knew people liked t-shirts so much? In case you're not one of the many people who have already bought Komodo and claimed their shirt, there's a wee bit of time left and just enough of our limited edition t-shirts to go around. Go get your Komodo IDE t-shirt!

Numara Software Success Story

By Kendra Penrose, May 28, 2008

"The code is solid and the quality is extremely high. We're a very happy ActiveState customer." - Mark Krieger, VP of Product Development, Numara Software The Challenge - Time and effort needed to rebuild the Perl installation in-house - Shorten...

"The code is solid and the quality is extremely high. We're a very happy ActiveState customer."
        - Mark Krieger, VP of Product Development,  Numara Software
      

Get your Komodo IDE! Get your t-shirt!

By , May 26, 2008

Yesterday I was driving along Main & Broadway in Vancouver when I saw a pedestrian wearing a Komodo IDE t-shirt. I thought that was kinda cool. I usually only see co-workers, conference-goers and people I know wearing our swag, not...

Onwards to Romania

By Shane Caraveo, May 26, 2008

Soon I'll be flying away to Romania and eLiberatica to introduce Romanians to another creature with teeth, Komodo! It looks to be a very interesting conference, focusing on the benefits and business models behind open source software.