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Want Something? Pull a Trigger

By , February 11, 2009

Although there's been a disconcerting spike in gang-related shootings here in Vancouver, this article is talking about Komodo's triggers, macros that fire automatically under certain conditions. By taking advantage of these macros, you can get Komodo to automatically work in...

6 Reasons To Get Dynamic Languages Support

By , February 10, 2009

Identifying the right time to solicit support from a third-party vendor can be challenging. The question of build versus buy has significant implications for a project's budget--and timeline. Hiring a third-party expert to assist with a project can save you...

Identifying the right time to solicit support from a third-party vendor can be challenging.

You're Smart, You're Articulate, You're Resourceful...

By , February 3, 2009

Not just idle flattery: an invitation! We have two career opportunities at ActiveState, and if you identified with the blog title, you're half-way qualified already! Here's the scoop: Position A: Customer Service Representative ActiveState's Customer Service Representative has a lead...

Not just idle flattery: an invitation! We have two career opportunities at ActiveState, and if you identified with the blog title, you're half-way qualified already!

ppm install MinGW

By Troy Topnik, January 28, 2009

Here's a really cool development for ActivePerl users on Windows. MinGW is now available from the ActiveState PPM repository:

 C:\>ppm install MinGW

This installs the MinGW tools (gcc, dlltool, ar, etc.) and dmake in ActivePerl's 'site/bin' directory.

Category: perl

Live Projects and why I don't use them.

By Troy Topnik, January 21, 2009

I have to get this off my chest: I think the default "Live Import" on
Komodo projects can be dangerously confusing. A number of friends have,
after trying Komodo, have asked me "WTF is up with Komodo's file
manager project thingy?" I generally tell them two things:

Seven things you probably didn't know about me

By , January 20, 2009

Tagged by Jeff Griffith, ActiveState's web guru. Some or all of these might even be true I'm a native Vancouverite, which I guess is rare considering this city of a couple of million was a village ringed with sawmills and...

Tagged by Jeff Griffith, ActiveState's web guru.  Some or all of these might even be true

The long tail of 7

By , January 17, 2009

Dafi tagged me ( which surprised me, I had been studiously ignoring this 7 thing in order to get work done ). Of course, the rules:

jQuery turns 3! Congrats the jQuery team.

By , January 14, 2009

jQuery, that Swiss-army-knife of JavaScript libraries, turned 3 today:

http://blog.jquery.com/2009/01/14/jquery-13-and-the-jquery-foundation/

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.