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Adobe/Mozilla partnership

By David Ascher, November 10, 2006

Noticed this week: the announcement that Adobe will contribute the virtual machine for ActionScript 3/JavaScript 2 to Mozilla, along with related conversations on possible convergence between Adobe's MXML and Mozilla's XUL/XBL framework. This is great stuff for the future of...Noticed this week: the announcement that Adobe will contribute the virtual machine for ActionScript 3/JavaScript 2 to Mozilla, along with related conversations on possible convergence between Adobe's MXML and Mozilla's XUL/XBL framework. This is great stuff for the future of web development, and for Komodo as well.

Milestone: PDK goes Universal

By , October 9, 2006

I've recently been spending a lot of my time working on the upcoming PDK 7.0. There are still many things left to do before we are can reach a releasable state, but we are making progress. Most of my time...

Introducing our new community support site

By David Ascher, September 21, 2006

ActiveState has used mailing lists for customer support & product user support for a long time, and it's served us and our users well. But, as I'm fond of saying, "email is broken". We're pretty sure that offering just email...ActiveState has used mailing lists for customer support & product user support for a long time, and it's served us and our users well. But, as I'm fond of saying, "email is broken". We're pretty sure that offering just email as a mode of interaction isn't the best way to talk to folks.

Vancouver Python Workshop successful again

By David Ascher, September 18, 2006

A bit late, but it's nice to note that the Vancouver Python Workshop, run by the local user group (and sponsored by ActiveState, of course) made over $5k in profits which were given to the Python Software Foundation.A bit late, but it's nice to note that the Vancouver Python Workshop, run by the local user group (and sponsored by ActiveState, of course) made over $5k in profits which were given to the Python Software Foundation.

ActivePerl 5.8.8.819 (and 818)

By , September 7, 2006

ActiveState has released ActivePerl 5.8.8.819. It includes quite a few new features, the main ones being: PPM 4 (a completely rewritten client) PPM 4 GUI (a ppm GUI that is ultra-cool according to some) 64-Bit Support for: Windows AMD64 Linux...

ActiveState has released ActivePerl 5.8.8.819. It includes quite a few new features, the main ones being:

OSCON days 0 and 1

By Kevin "kj" Woolley, July 27, 2006

Got to Portland yesterday (Tuesday), got the booth set up, went to the Tuesday night event, and slept. The Tuesday night event was pretty good. I got there a bit before Larry Wall took the stage. I'd been wanting to...

Got to Portland yesterday (Tuesday), got the booth set up, went to the Tuesday night event, and slept.

JS Interactive Shell Fodder

By , July 26, 2006

Amy Hoy has posted the slides and sample code for her JavaScript tutorial she just gave at OSCON 2006. If you'd like to try out the JavaScript interactive shell in Komodo while walking through her overview, and prefer copying and...

Amy Hoy has posted the slides and

Fun and Games with the JavaScript Interactive Shell

By , July 26, 2006

I had the pleasure of scratching another itch recently by adding an interactive shell for JavaScript to Komodo. There are a few others around for Mozilla-based browsers: the JavaScript Console extension The FireBug extension MochiKit's JavaScript Interactive Interprer, which even...

I had the pleasure of scratching another itch recently by adding an

Journalism as code

By David Ascher, July 26, 2006

Listening to Adrian Holovaty, creator of Django, my favorite Python web framework, giving a talk about journalism through computer programming. He's also the creator of chicagocrimes.org, was a key contributor to the Lawrence Journal-World, and now at the Washington Post,...Listening to Adrian Holovaty, creator of Django, my favorite Python web framework, giving a talk about journalism through computer programming.

100% online is a long ways off

By David Ascher, July 24, 2006

One of the topics du jour is the supposed superiority of online apps. It's obvious that they make many things easier from the point of view of the software publisher (release when you want, users all upgrade when you do,...One of the topics du jour is the supposed superiority of online apps.