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Highlighting, History, Hyperlinks & More!

By , March 24, 2009

Komodo IDE 5.1 has been released! The latest iteration of ActiveState's dynamic languages IDE features improved navigation. The introduction of the History feature lets users browse though the files and buffer locations they've been editing recently with just forward and...

Komodo IDE 5.1 has been released! The latest iteration of ActiveState's dynamic languages IDE features improved navigation.

PyCon 2009

By Trent Mick, March 23, 2009

I’ll be attending PyCon this year. It’s been a few years since I’ve attended and wow has it ever grown: 11 keynotes, 120 talks, 5 hours of lightning talks, the Python Language Summit, preceded by tutorial days and followed by days of sprints.

I’m looking forward to diving back into pure Python for a little while [...]

PyCon 2009: Chicago

PyCon

By , March 19, 2009

Title: PyCon
Location: Chicago, IL
Link out: Click here
Description: We wouldn't miss PyCon 2009--and neither would over 1200 other Pythonistas. With over a week of Python-related activities--including two days of tutorials and five days of sprints--it's a massive event and massive gathering.
Start Date: 2009-03-25
End Date: 2009-04-02

Tags: events, python
Category: ActiveBlog, events, python

Pixelmator

By Trent Mick, March 13, 2009

In the bright pre-recession days of 2008 I, and a bunch of my co-workers,
bought into MacHeist: get a bunch of Mac OS X apps
for about $30. One of those apps was Pixelmator.

Pixelmator is basically a lite Photoshop-clone for Mac OS X. Some thoughts on it:

It’s sexy. Popup-notices when undoing actions. Cute tool pallete
(especially like the [...]

In the bright pre-recession days of 2008 I, and a bunch of my co-workers,
bought into MacHeist: get a bunch of Mac OS X apps

hyperlinks in Komodo 5.1.0b1

By Trent Mick, March 13, 2009

We released Komodo 5.1 beta 1 yesterday! Get it here:

www.activestate.com/komodo/downloads

Please try it out and give us your feedback:

emailhttp://listserv.activestate.com/mailman/listinfo/komodo-beta
bugshttp://bugs.activestate.com/enter_bug.cgi?product=Komodo
forumshttp://community.activestate.com/products/Komodo

This is the third release of Komodo 5.1
on the way to a planned final release very soon (hopefully within a week or
two). Here are a few goodies in this release. (See my previous posts about the

Ethics, Tools, Skills, Opportunities: let's talk about the future of the web.

By , March 10, 2009

I'm pleased to announce that the Vancouver PHP Association is hosting a second Open Web Vancouver conference this spring. The conference will be taking place in the shiny new West building of the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre this June 11th and 12th.

We haven't opened registration yet, but we are of course taking talk submissions this here along 4 themes:

Over to the Vim, er, 'dark' side

By , March 10, 2009

Long story short, I'm doing a lot more web dev / sys admin work, and this necessarily involves logging into a lot of machines and editing text files in a terminal, using vim. After a week of flailing around with my then-very-limited knowledge of vim commands and usage, I spent some time one weekend geting a *LOT* more familiar with it. I am proud to say I've increased my knowledge TEN-FOLD!! ( to 1% up from 0.1% ).

Setting up Komodo Edit for Drupal development

By , March 6, 2009

Here at ActiveState HQ, it seems like I am doing more and more Drupal development. We've been using Drupal for a long time for various things, starting with some internal tools I developed to make customer service a bit easier.

Some AppleScript / Terminal.app integration

By , February 28, 2009

For a long time I've used various iterations of some AppleScript to open a new tab in first iTerm and now Leopard's Terminal.app to open a new shell tab to the current directory visible in the Finder. The grand-daddy of these is of course Marc Liyanage's 'Open Terminal Here', and I still use a slightly hacked version of it.

Quite a while ago a started looking at how to run AppleScript commands directly from Komodo to do similar things. This is the result:

Find highlighting and Linux/x86_64 support in Komodo 5.1a2

By , February 27, 2009

We released Komodo 5.1 alpha 2 a couple of days ago (shame on me for not
announcing until now). Get it here:

www.activestate.com/komodo/downloads

Please try it out and give us your feedback:

emailhttp://listserv.activestate.com/mailman/listinfo/komodo-beta
bugshttp://bugs.activestate.com/enter_bug.cgi?product=Komodo
forumshttp://community.activestate.com/products/Komodo

This is the second release of Komodo 5.1
on the way to a planned final release around mid-May. There are a few goodies