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Komodo Gets a Jolt (award nomination, that is)

By , December 20, 2007

Excellent holiday news for the Komodo team and Komodo fans: Dr. Dobb's 18th Jolt Awards has selected ActiveState's Komodo IDE as a Best Development Environment finalist! Komodo won a Jolt Productivity Award for version 3.5 a couple years back, but...

Excellent holiday news for the Komodo team and Komodo fans: Dr. Dobb's 18th Jolt Awards has selected ActiveState's Komodo IDE as a Best Development Environment finalist!

OpenSocial, Gadgets and HTML

By Shane Caraveo, December 19, 2007

We’ve been playing a bit with the OpenSocial api’s and how widget xml/api’s can be integrated into Komodo, and I ran into one of those xml usages that tends to be bothersome.  The Gadgets XML places all the HTML layout in a CDATA section.  Further the Gadgets XML is not namespaced.  This causes a couple problems for tools vendors. 

Merry Perl-mas!

By Kendra Penrose, December 18, 2007

Santa arrived early this year! We are happy to announce the release of ActivePerl 5.10.0 Build 1001, available now for free download here. An exciting new feature of ActivePerl 5.10.0 Build 1001 is the new smart-matching operator, which compares two...

Santa arrived early this year! We are happy to announce the release of ActivePerl 5.10.0 Build 1001, available now for free download here.

Happy Birthday!

By Kendra Penrose, December 18, 2007

Perl turns 20 today - how time flies. How are you celebrating?

Perl turns 20 today - how time flies. How are you celebrating?

Some useful Komodo xpcom interfaces ( with examples! )

By , December 17, 2007

If you're keen to develop a macro or Extension in Komodo of any significant size or scope, you'll want to get to know XPCOM and in particular the rich set of XPCOM interfaces available in Komodo. Here are a few I use a lot, with code examples:

Vancouver Open Web Conference Call for Speakers

By , December 14, 2007

I just posted the call for speakers for the 2008 Vancouver Open Web Conference:

http://www.openwebvancouver.ca

For more general info about the conference, where it is, who is putting it on etc, you might want to first peruse this:

http://www.openwebvancouver.ca

...and then hopefully submit your talk:

How to add new commands to the OpenKomodo source

By Eric Promislow, December 10, 2007

A Komodo customer pointed out that our Emacs keybindings are missing sequences for the previous-paragraph and next-paragraph commands, where a paragraph is simply defined as a sequence of text delimited by one or more blank lines at either end (or a document boundary). Fortunately, Scintilla has primitives for moving to the previous and next paragraphs -- they don't behave identically to native Emacs behavior. Emacs moves the cursor between paragraphs, while Scintilla moves it to the start of each paragraph.

Graphics and stories and white papers, oh my!

By Kendra Penrose, December 7, 2007

Over the past few weeks there have been some new additions to the business solutions section of the ActiveState website. New graphics, more content, and very soon, a sweet new white paper. Be sure to check out the latest success...

Over the past few weeks there have been some new additions to the business solutions section of the ActiveState website. New graphics, more content, and very soon, a sweet new white paper.

Komodo Supports OpenSocial Development

By , December 4, 2007

The Komodo Dev Team built a new extension for Komodo that adds autocompletion for OpenSocial JavaScript and Google Gadget XML APIs to Komodo IDE and Komodo Edit, so you don't have to endlessly refer to the documentation or have the...

The Komodo Dev Team built a new extension for Komodo that adds
autocompletion for OpenSocial JavaScript and Google Gadget XML APIs
to Komodo IDE and Komodo Edit, so you don't have to endlessly refer to the documentation or have the API know-how 100% down to build an OpenSocial app.

Go Pro for the Holidays and Save

By , December 4, 2007

All ActiveState Pro Studio bundles are on sale until the end of the year—yup, new subscriptions, upgrades from Komodo IDE, Perl Dev Kit (PDK), or Tcl Dev Kit (TDK), and even renewals! Buy, Upgrade, or Renew and Save $50! ActiveState's...

All ActiveState Pro Studio bundles are on sale until the end of the year—yup, new subscriptions, upgrades from Komodo IDE, Perl Dev Kit (PDK), or Tcl Dev Kit (TDK), and even renewals!