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At PHP Quebec in Montreal this week

By , March 12, 2008

I'm in Montreal this week to give a talk at the PHP Quebec conference. So far things seem to be going smoothly, but I'm pretty tired today after the 3 hour time change yesterday on top of the 1 hours DST change on Sunday. My goals for the week are to give my talk on Friday ( of course! ), get a primer on PHP 5.3 ( which is coming up soon ) and try and and chat up Komodo a bit. If I have time, I'll try to get down to Schwartz's for a smoked meat sandwhich, we'll see.

A new face for bugzilla at ActiveState

By Shane Caraveo, March 10, 2008

Ages ago ActiveState started using bugzilla, but there was on primary problem with it. The usability and appearance was not what we considered to be polished. Yes, I'm being polite.

SQLite anyone?

By Todd Whiteman, March 6, 2008

Mrinal Kant's SQLite Manager extension provides a neat interface for managing sqlite databases. I've modified the install.rdf and overlays to make the extension compatible with Komodo.

I find this invaluable for browsing my sqlite databases, but there is a lot more functionality offered then this, check it out:
http://community.activestate.com/komodo-extension/sqlite-manager-0

Todd.

Komodo 4.3 released!

By , March 6, 2008

Today we released Komodo 4.3 after several months development; 4.3 is a nice little release that builds on the solid based of Komodo 4 with some nice improvements both in IDE-only features ( Unit test support ) and fully-open-source features on the Komodo Edit codebase:

IDE Only

Mysterious dragon on the loose

By Shane Caraveo, March 6, 2008

Not only did we get Komodo 4.3.0 released, not only did Edit get turned into a fully open source build from openkomodo.com, but we got recognized as a "Productivity Winner" for the Jolt Awards in the IDE category.

More money in your pocket with PDK

By Kendra Penrose, March 4, 2008

We are offering a great deal on PDK right now - 25% off any purchase or upgrade of PDK 7.1! If you want to upgrade - check out the sweet sweet savings here. If you want to buy - (1)...

We are offering a great deal on PDK right now - 25% off any purchase or upgrade of PDK 7.1!

If you want to upgrade -  check out the sweet sweet savings here.

Update your extensions!

By , March 2, 2008

Komodo 4.3 Beta 2 is out and we're closing in on the remaining list of blocker bugs before release. I'd like to put a call out to anyone that has created a Komodo Extension to please update your extension so that it will work with 4.3. We are not aware of any major API changes that should cause your code problems, so in most cases all you should need to do is update maxVersion in your install.rdf to at least 4.3.*.

As well, if you have previously posted your extension to the extensions forum, you should feel free to instead host your extension on the site:

It's all about relationships

By Kendra Penrose, February 29, 2008

In the Business Solutions area here at ActiveState we spend a lot of time talking about leads. Lead generation, lead nurturing, converting leads - it goes on. Today I read a good posting on Brian Carroll's B2B blog that reinforces...

In the Business Solutions area here at ActiveState we spend a lot of time talking about leads. Lead generation, lead nurturing, converting leads - it goes on.

ActiveTcl is a team player

By Kendra Penrose, February 27, 2008

Read our latest Success Story and find out why Nallatech, leading supplier in High Performance FPGA Computing, considers ActiveState part of their team.

Read our latest Success Story and find out why Nallatech, leading supplier in High Performance FPGA Computing, considers ActiveState part of their team.

The Impatient Developer's Guide to Writing Python Nose Plugins

By , February 22, 2008

Again, I've got the too-many-blogs problem. Code blocks look better on the ActiveState community site, so I've posted the article there, at http://community.activestate.com/impatient-developers-guide-writing-pyth... The synopsis: writing and installing Nose plugins is easy. Who knew?

Again, I've got the too-many-blogs problem. Code blocks look better on the