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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.

Open Web conference talk schedule is up!

By , March 18, 2008

If you're still on the fence about whether to attend the open web conference, we've just posted the talk schedule on the conference website:

http://www.openwebvancouver.ca/schedule

With a month to go we've already racked up over a hundred registrations!

OSBC - Putting Open Source to Work

By , March 14, 2008

As open source technologies are gaining more attention in the industry, questions, such as, "Is open source technology secure?" and "How does open source fit into existing IT infrastructures, networking and applications?" surfaced among organization of various sizes. Fear not....As open source technologies are gaining more attention in the industry, questions, such as, "Is open source technology secure?" and "How does open source fit into existing IT infrastructures, networking and applications?" surfaced among organization of various sizes.

Looking forward to Komodo on 1.9 =)

By , March 13, 2008

It's posts like this that make me proud to be on the Mozilla platform:

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.