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Success is...

By Shane Caraveo, May 2, 2008

So often in life, defining success is difficult. Is it 10 times ROI? Is it a shiny new bank account after an acquisition or IPO?

Article Alert: Adding Test Harnesses to Komodo

By , May 1, 2008

Once again, I'm dealing with the too-many-blogs problem by writing once, and pointing many times. I've published an article at the ActiveState community site on writing new test plan harnesses to plug into Komodo 4.4, now in alpha. You can...

Once again, I'm dealing with the too-many-blogs problem by writing once, and pointing many
times.

I've published an article at the ActiveState community site on writing new test plan harnesses
to plug into Komodo 4.4, now in alpha.  You can get it here:

Another day, another baby dragon born

By Shane Caraveo, May 1, 2008

I'm always happy to announce the birth of a new version of Komodo! 4.4 Alpha 1 is up on our download servers. You can find out the details on our community site and see my announcement in the forums.

We support Oracle® Enterprise Linux

By , May 1, 2008

We are happy to announce that ActiveState now supports Oracle® Enterprise Linux - yup, all ActiveState products have been tested for compatibility. Oracle customers can leverage the our dev expertise and get full support for developing and deploying applications running...

We are happy to announce that ActiveState now supports Oracle® Enterprise
Linux - yup, all ActiveState products have been tested for
compatibility. Oracle customers can leverage the our dev expertise and
get full support for developing and deploying applications running on

Cash for Komodo code =)

By , April 29, 2008

Today a community site member posted an in interesting request:

I'm looking for somebody who could develop a nice little addon for Komodo.

( http://community.activestate.com/forum-topic/looking-developer )

JavaScript 're.findall' workalike

By , April 28, 2008

Having done a lot of low-complexity JavaScript and a lot of regex work in back-end languages like PHP and Python, I found myself stumped again trying to do something that is bread and butter in PHP and Python, but somewhat obfuscated in JS.

I also had the tingly feeling of deja vu, that I'd run into this particular brainfart before, but this time in order to prevent future memory failures and maybe even enrich the lives of other idiots like me searching google, I decided to blog about it.

LinuxFest 2008 Wrap-Up

By , April 28, 2008

This year's LinuxFest looked to be a good 20% bigger than last year's -- the exhibits spilled into a second room, there were 12 parallel tracks over the previous 10, maybe that many more people milling around the room.

Open Komodo at LinuxFest

By Shane Caraveo, April 26, 2008

This morning I gave a talk on Open Komodo at LinuxFest in Bellingham, WA. I'll be around LinuxFest all day, either at our table or in room Haskel-219 where Ericn Promislow is giving a couple talks also. If you're visting...

This morning I gave a talk on Open Komodo at LinuxFest in Bellingham, WA.  I'll be around LinuxFest all day, either at our table or in room Haskel-219 where Ericn Promislow is giving a couple talks also.  If you're visting LinuxFest, drop by and say hello! My slides are attached below.

Profiling Komodo

By Todd Whiteman, April 23, 2008

There are quite a number of tools the Komodo team will use during their development process, one of the most crucial for tracking down Komodo performance problems is the Python hotshot module. Using this module, you can track the performance of Python function calls and then with the use of some nifty tools create a visualization report of where most time is being spent.

... and don't miss out LinuxFest Northwest and eLiberatica.

By , April 22, 2008

Your plan for this coming weekend? Don't miss out the LinuxFest Northwest on April 26-27 in Bellingham, WA. It's a huge grassroots event that showcases Linux and open source software. Not only are we sponsoring the event, but our Shane...

Your plan for this coming weekend? Don't miss out the LinuxFest
Northwest
on April 26-27 in Bellingham, WA. It's a huge grassroots
event that showcases Linux and open source
software. Not only are we sponsoring the event, but our Shane Caraveo