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Vancouver Open Web Conference: Register now!

By , February 16, 2008

I'm happy to announce we now have a robust set of approved talks for the Open Web conference coming this April ( with more talks to come! ) and have launched registration. Here's the meat of the matter:

Drupal 6.0 released!

By , February 15, 2008

Looks like the vast internet conspiracy of awesomness knwon as Drupal has spawned a new version 6.0, ready to manage content and all that. Big changes are afoot this spring in terms of consolidating our Komodo web properties and I have no doubt that Drupal 6 will play a big part.

Feed frenzy

By , February 13, 2008

Hello Planet ActiveState!

In case you're subscribed to the PAC feed and wondering where all those blog posts came from last night, no I didn't post 7 times in a single day. We finally got around to getting my blog subscribed correctly into Planet, and it got overzealous and grabbed everything from the last month or two.

The Spring Conference Schedule

By , February 12, 2008

It looks like I've got a busy dance card this spring for conferences! I'll be either giving talks at and/or arganizing one conference a month until June:

March 12-14, PHP Quebec has invited me to speak at their annual conference in Montreal. I'm particularly excited about this one as I've never been to Montreal, but my Fiancee went to school there and is constantly raving about the food, the culture, the techno...

Extend Firefox Contest Winners

By , February 12, 2008

Great news for Tony Farndon (UK), Massimiliano Mira (Italy), and Jay Meattle (USA). They're the grand prize winners of Extend Firefox 2. They beat out over 100 other entries to capture the Ultimate Firefox Developer Kit, which includes: travel and...

Great news for Tony Farndon (UK), Massimiliano Mira (Italy), and Jay Meattle (USA). They're the grand prize winners of Extend Firefox 2. They beat out over 100 other entries to capture the Ultimate Firefox Developer Kit, which includes:

New features for OpenKomodo

By Todd Whiteman, February 11, 2008

With the upcoming Komodo 4.3 release (we've just released Alpha builds), check out the new Find/Replace functionality now included in OpenKomodo:

Find and Replace changes

The Komodo Find/Replace dialog has been completely redesigned, unifying the old Find/Replace and "Find in Files" dialog, to make it easier to use. As part of this re-write some new features have been added, like the ability to search in a given project!

Komodo 4.3 in testing

By Shane Caraveo, February 8, 2008

It's been a chunk of time since the last update to 4.2, but we've got an alpha out this week for 4.3.

Perl Dev Kit gets ActivePerl 5.10 support

By Jeff Hobbs, February 6, 2008

ActiveState updated Perl Dev Kit (PDK) to 7.1, to add support for Perl 5.10 (in addition to the 5.6 and 5.8 support). PDK is the essential tool suite for Perl developers that facilitates the creation and deployment of professional Perl...

ActiveState updated Perl Dev Kit (PDK) to 7.1, to add support for Perl 5.10 (in addition to the 5.6 and 5.8 support).

PDK is the essential tool suite for Perl developers that facilitates the creation and deployment of professional Perl applications.

Easy come, easy go ...

By Jeff Hobbs, February 6, 2008

A lament to my stuff ... I had the unfortunate experience of being broken into the other week. I must say that the police did a good job in coming around, taking statements and fingerprints, but they found the alleged...

A lament to my stuff ...

Ready, Set, Go! Perl Code Contest Starts Soon

By , February 5, 2008

Consider the Microsoft Scripting Games a scripting mini Olympics, if you will. Thousands of entries submitted by contestants around the world will flood into the Scripting Guys' corner—ok, email inbox—over the course of two weeks starting February 15. It's a...

Consider the Microsoft Scripting Games a scripting mini Olympics, if
you will. Thousands of entries submitted by contestants around the
world will flood into the Scripting Guys' corner—ok, email inbox—over