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SciMoz in Firefox 3 as an extension.

By , February 26, 2009

I just noticed that ActiveState community site member nanomir posted a picture of SciMoz / Scintilla running in Firefox 3:

PDK 8.0: The End of Wrap, Deploy, Repeat.

By , February 25, 2009

It's time to celebrate: today we're launching Perl Dev Kit (PDK) 8.0! Hoorah! Deploy to Any Platform from Any Platform PDK 8.0 introduces an enhancement to PerlApp that allows cross-wrapping of your applications, allowing for a "develop one place, deploy...

It's time to celebrate: today we're launching Perl Dev Kit (PDK) 8.0! Hoorah!

PHPDoc and JSDoc auto documenting

By Todd Whiteman, February 13, 2009

Nathan Rijksen has recently posted a neat Komodo macro that I've found very useful when editing PHP and JavaScript files:
http://community.activestate.com/forum/phpdoc-autocompletion

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: