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First Post!

By , October 26, 2007

Welcome to the Open Komodo site, and the small part of it that is now going to be my blog. For those of you that might remember ( all 3 of you! ) I used to post quite a bit over at

...but that page has been silent lately due a variety of factors: busy work schedule, a general dislike of the blog software we were using, and an unhealthy obsession with 'Guitar Hero'. Hopefully I'll be much better about it now that I have this shiny new site to post to and lots of things to talk about around Open Komodo!

FSOSS talk: OpenKomodo, the development environment for the Open Web

By Shane Caraveo, October 26, 2007

Here are my slides from the OpenKomodo talk at FSOSS. If you attended the talk, I'd love to get your feedback, critiques, etc. You can email me directly (shanec at activestate dot com) or respond on this blog. Thanks! Download...

Here are my slides from the OpenKomodo talk at FSOSS.  If you attended the talk, I'd love to get your feedback, critiques, etc.  You can email me directly (shanec at activestate dot com) or respond on this blog.  Thanks!

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: