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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!

Vista / Xdebug issues resolved

By , November 30, 2007

I just resolved this bug with a workaround:

http://bugs.activestate.com/show_bug.cgi?id=65956

Essentially, if you are using Komodo IDE on Vista, please go get a new build of xdebug from here:

http://pecl4win.php.net/ext.php/php_xdebug.dll

Supressing the Windows Error Report MessageBox with Subprocess and Ctypes

By , November 27, 2007

Hands up, anyone who's written a Python script that was supposed to run for a long period of time unattended on a Windows box, only to come in the next morning to see this kind of dialog box on their...

Hands up, anyone who's written a Python script that was supposed to run for a long period of time unattended on a Windows box, only to come in the next morning to see this kind of dialog box on their screen 5% of the way through?

Vancouver Open Web Conference 2008

By Shane Caraveo, November 27, 2007

The Vancouver PHP User Group, under the umbrella of a non-profit Vancouver PHP Association that the user group started, is going to run an Open Web focused conference in April 2008.

Kickstart your week with ActivePerl 5.10.0 Build 1000 Beta

By Kendra Penrose, November 26, 2007

We are happy to announce ActivePerl 5.10.0 Build 1000 Beta, a beta release of the complete, ready-to-install Perl distribution for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, and AIX.

PHP on Leopard ( or, how to use MAMP instead )

By , November 13, 2007

I am now running both my work iMac and shiny ( well, matte black actually ) MacBook on Leopard, and for the most part I am really impressed. One thing that has *never* impressed me however was how PHP has been done on OS X. As Wez notes in his recent post about his new PHP / ObjC bridge:

"(note: you'll need to build your own PHP on Leopard, the one Apple ships has had its exports stripped, so you can't run the extension--it'll build, but not run)"