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Sad to see you go, Good to see you go

By Shane Caraveo, September 18, 2007

As you've probably seen on dozens of blogs and news sites, David Ascher is leaving ActiveState (at least as a full time employee) and starting a new company that focuses on email, funded by Mozilla Foundation. You can find plenty...As you've probably seen on dozens of blogs and news sites, David Ascher is leaving ActiveState (at least as a full time employee) and starting a new company that focuses on email, funded by Mozilla Foundation.  You can find plenty of information on planet.mozilla.org.  But this is more of a personal note.

David Ascher, Advisor to the Stars, or The New Mozillian

By , September 17, 2007

Today, Mozilla announced that they're going to be creating a new organization focused on email and communications. Hooray! They're also announcing that our very own David Ascher will be leading that organization. Aawww.... David has been with ActiveState since 2000,...

Today, Mozilla announced that they're going to be creating a new organization focused on email and communications. Hooray! They're also
announcing that our very own David Ascher will be leading that organization. Aawww....

Ad Madness on ASPN

By , September 12, 2007

Yowch! We've been conducting an experiment on ASPN with Google advertising, and it seems to have gone terribly wrong! Crazy pop-up double-underline spammy madness so ubiquitous the real content has been horribly lost. It's all I can do to resist...

Yowch! We've been conducting an experiment on ASPN with Google
advertising, and it seems to have gone terribly wrong! Crazy pop-up
double-underline spammy madness so ubiquitous the real content has been
horribly lost. It's all I can do to resist making Frankenstein references.

What's Free and What's Open at ActiveState

By , September 10, 2007

The first q&a for the Open Komodo Project FAQs: Q: I'm confused. What's free from ActiveState and what's open source? A: ActiveState currently offers four free products: ActivePerl, ActiveTcl, ActivePython, and Komodo Edit. With the Open Komodo Project, we are...The first q&a for the Open Komodo Project FAQs:

Q: I'm confused. What's free from ActiveState and what's open source?

Speaking in Europe

By Shane Caraveo, September 6, 2007

I'll be jet setting off to Barcelona Sept 17 for the Drupal conference, hoping to wrangle a speaking spot there to talk about OpenKomodo, Open Web, Firefox extensions or something.

Open Komodo News

By , September 6, 2007

For more on the Open Komodo Project, ActiveState CTO & python guy David Ascher's post Open Komodo Thoughts and Komodo Dev Team LeadShane Caraveo 's interview with Internetnews.com add important clarifications as well as background on why ActiveState's motivated to...

For more on the Open Komodo Project, ActiveState CTO & python guy David Ascher's post Open Komodo Thoughts and Komodo Dev Team LeadShane Caraveo 's interview with Internetnews.com add im

Holy Komodo!

By Shane Caraveo, September 5, 2007

It's a big day for us at ActiveState: we just announced that we're going to open source a large chunk of Komodo! I thought I should take some time and write about why we're doing this, what we hope to...

It's a big day for us at ActiveState: we just announced that we're going to open source a large chunk of Komodo!

ActiveState Announced Open Komodo Project: Open Source, Open Web, and Open Dev Tools

By , September 5, 2007

We're so excited to announce the creation of the Open Komodo Project, a new initiative to create an open source platform that promotes open standards. The Open Komodo Project will support the open web and web standards, fill a need...

We're so excited to announce the creation of the Open Komodo Project, a new initiative to create an open source platform that promotes open standards.

Blink Tag Reconsidered

By , July 29, 2007

I never like to say never, and tried to come up with one small defense for the justly reviled, need I say proprietary, blink tag, to informally describe Komodo's fast characters feature. Make that "former feature". Todd came back from...

Finally a valid use for the blink tag?

By , July 17, 2007

I was working with the documentation team on the new "soft character" feature going into the latest beta of Komodo 4.2.