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Live from FSOSS

By , October 25, 2007

Well, sorta live. As live as you can be after three hours' sleep in the middle seat on the red-eye, then direct to conference. But here I am, and good stuff is going on. I missed the keynote, having only...

Well, sorta live. As live as you can be after three hours' sleep in the middle seat on the red-eye, then direct to conference. But here I am, and good stuff is going on.

Perl Today 2007

By Kendra Penrose, October 24, 2007

If you happen to be in Moscow this Friday check out Perl Today - a Russian Perl Workshop. The focus of the event is to present the current development status of Perl, and showcase the various possibilities of deploying Perl...

If you happen to be in Moscow this Friday check out Perl Today - a Russian Perl Workshop.
The focus of the event is to present the current development status of Perl,
and showcase the various possibilities of deploying Perl to make good web sites.

We can't be there, but our Language Distributions cds will be.

O Snapdragon, where art thou?

By Shane Caraveo, October 24, 2007

I'm on my way to Toronto to attend and speak at FSOSS. I'll be speaking about OpenKomodo and where we (ActiveState) will try to take it.

Licenses and Contributions

By Shane Caraveo, October 22, 2007

I do not envy those who have to spend large amounts of time dealing with licensing and copyright issues. The little amount of time I've spent on it makes me want to bang my head against my keyboard until all...

I do not envy those who have to spend large amounts of time dealing with licensing and copyright issues.  The little amount of time I've spent on it makes me want to bang my head against my keyboard until all memory of the ordeal is lost forever in a brilliant dazzling numbness.  But is it really that difficult?

New Kid on the Block

By Kendra Penrose, October 22, 2007

Hello. I want to introduce myself as the newest addition to the Languages team and ActiveState. I am a marketer by trade (don't worry, I'll keep the buzzword speak to a minimum), but a technophile at heart...although I leave the...Hello. I want to introduce myself as the newest addition to the
Languages team and ActiveState. I am a marketer by trade (don't worry,
I'll keep the buzzword speak to a minimum), but a technophile at
heart...although I leave the coding to the experts (thankfully). I was

International PHP Foosball Rules: No Spinning

By , October 19, 2007

ActiveState is the "Kicker Sponsor" of the International PHP Conference in Frankfurt, November 4-7; that is, we're hosting the conference foosball tables (aka table soccer). I think that's kinda cool. Canadians have a special fondness for the game (with leagues...

ActiveState is the "Kicker Sponsor" of the International  PHP Conference in Frankfurt, November 4-7; that is, we're hosting the conference foosball tables (aka table soccer). I think that's kinda cool.

FSOSS: Free Software and Open Source Symposium

By , October 15, 2007

The Free Software and Open Source Symposium (FSOSS), hosted by Seneca College in Toronto, attracts speakers at the forefront of the open source movement, with talks ranging from improving usability for better user experience, to social network development and copyright...

The Free Software and Open Source Symposium (FSOSS), hosted by Seneca
College in Toronto, attracts speakers at the forefront of the open source movement, with talks ranging from improving
usability for better user experience, to social network development and

Extend Firefox 2 Contest

By , October 4, 2007

Oh man! Who wouldn't want to win! Check out the grandest of prizes, the Ultimate Firefox Developer Kit: Travel and accomodation to a Mozilla Developer Day of the winner's choice, anywhere in the world Development gear, including a brand new...Oh man! Who wouldn't want to win! Check out the grandest of prizes, the Ultimate Firefox Developer Kit:

Building Clipboard micro-widgets with Komodo

By , October 1, 2007

I wrote a couple of small macros for Komodo that have nothing to do with actually using Komodo. One of them is useful for quoting text into email messages when you aren't using Thunderbird (..). Let's say you want to...

I wrote a couple of small macros for Komodo that have nothing to do
with actually using Komodo.  One of them is useful for quoting text
into email messages when you aren't using Thunderbird (..).  Let's say you want to write a blog comment on a specific paragraph.  Select the
para in the original, do a Copy, double-click the icon for the macro in

Sales and Sheeple

By , September 27, 2007

We've got a "last chance sale" on right now for those folks who are still using Komodo versions 3.x: Upgrade from Komodo Professional Edition: $99.95 $89.95* Upgrade from Komodo Personal Edition: $195.00 $145* And yup, the prices are different. Komodo...

We've got a "last chance sale" on right now for those folks who are still using Komodo versions 3.x: