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Komodo 5.2.0 has been released

By Todd Whiteman, September 16, 2009

Komodo 5.2.0 has been released, you can use Komodo's Check for Updates menu to launch the auto-update dialog and update your installed Komodo version, or alternatively you can download the Komodo 5.2 installer from:

The major changes for Komodo 5.2 are:

Komodo 5.2.0 beta1 released

By Todd Whiteman, September 8, 2009

We've just released the first beta of Komodo 5.2.0:

We've been busy making a bunch of changes to Komodo 5.2 in order to make Komodo a better, more stable and faster editing machine. You can get an overview of the changes by visiting:

ActiveState online store and customer account service announcement

By , August 24, 2009

The ActiveState online store and customer account functions are moving from C# to an open source dynamic languages based solution.

While we transition data in the systems, online purchases and customer accounts will be unavailable on Tuesday, August 25, from approximately 5pm but should be back by 8pm Pacific Time.

We appreciate your patience.

Once we are live again, if you find a problem or would like to provide feedback, please email website-feedback [at] activestate [dot] com">website-feedback [at] activestate [dot] com.

Thank you.

SCP Extension for Komodo

By , August 23, 2009

I just noticed a new interesting extension for Komodo that may come in handy for people used to a Dreamweaver-like workflow ( ie working on a project locally and then uploading to a file server ):

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 [...]