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TODO helper update

By Todd Whiteman, March 27, 2008

The todo helper extension, useful for finding those todo markers inside your source files has now been updated to work in conjunction with the new "Find in Project" functionality brought in by Komodo 4.3.

You can find the extension here:
http://community.activestate.com/forum/todo-extension

Special thanks to Renato Rodrigues (RRaver) for making some great contributions to this open source extension!

Get with the flow

By , March 27, 2008

Recently I gave a talk at the PHP Conference which centered around strategies for implementing multi-media / RIA like features in web applications using open web standards as much as possible. One of the key points of this was:

How to Remove a Stubborn MSI

By , March 26, 2008

Disclaimer: I'm not an expert at the Windows Installer technology, but this solution should be safer than mucking with registry entries and private files. Maybe you shouldn't try this at home, but it worked for me. Windows Installer is close...

Disclaimer:  I'm not an expert at the Windows Installer technology, but this solution should be safer than mucking with registry entries and private files.  Maybe you shouldn't try this at home, but it worked for me.

Presentation Tip: Haml Rocks!

By , March 25, 2008

2008 is the year of the talk for me. Next week I'll be speaking on OpenKomodo and Ruby in Scandinavia. Later this spring I'll be giving some tips on speeding up Ajax code at the Vancouver OpenWeb conference, and I'll...

2008 is the year of the talk for me.

Namspaces please

By , March 24, 2008

Last week I saw a forum post that tweaked my curiosity:

"Incompatibility between SQLite Manager and Source Tree extensions"

New white paper published online

By Kendra Penrose, March 24, 2008

Our latest white paper is available for download, "Open Source: What is the Total Cost of Ownership?" In summary: In 2005, Scott McNeely of Sun Microsystems quipped that open source software was "free like a puppy is free". Just as...

Our latest white paper is available for download, "Open Source: What is the Total Cost of Ownership?"

In summary:

In 2005, Scott McNeely of Sun Microsystems quipped that open source software
was "free like a puppy is free". Just as you can pick out a puppy from the

Springtime on the speaking circuit: Denmark, Norway, and Open Komodo

By , March 20, 2008

In less than two weeks I'll be speaking at the Scandinavian Ruby Fools conferences on two aspects of Komodo. The first is the specific Ruby- and Rails-related features in it -- after all, this is a Ruby conference.

It's Back: Extend Firefox Contest!

By , March 19, 2008

Get your thinking caps on and prepare your brilliant extension for the Extend Firefox 3 contest! There's a new category (best updated extension) and new prizes—like a covetable Macbook Air—not to mention the fame! Why do we care? 'Cause we're...

Get your thinking caps on and prepare your brilliant extension for the Extend Firefox 3 contest! There's a new category (best updated extension) and new prizes—like a covetable Macbook Air—not to mention the fame!

Tcl/Tk projects available in Google's Summer of Code 2008

By Jeff Hobbs, March 19, 2008

Google's Summer of Code 2008 is on, and the Tcl/Tk community is one of the mentor organizations this year. This includes myself as a mentor on project opportunities for students.

Category: tcl

Updated Komodo Rails Screencast

By , March 19, 2008

Komodo and Rails have both changed in the last year, and it was time to cut a new screencast, playing now at http://community.activestate.com/ruby-rails-2-support-komodo-4-3-part-1. We also changed the Rails tutorial that ships with Komodo to reflect many of the changes in...

Komodo and Rails have both changed in the last year, and it was time to cut a new screencast, playing now at http://community.activestate.com/ruby-rails-2-support-komodo-4-3-part-1.