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Next step for Komodo, Hire!

By Shane Caraveo, November 8, 2007

We've been so very busy getting Open Komodo out the door, and now that is done, I can start to focus on some very important todo items. One big item is that we need another developer for Komodo.

there's something in the air...

By Kendra Penrose, November 8, 2007

Today the Languages team is heading off site. No, we aren't on strike - we're having a planning and brainstorming meeting to cook up some great things for 2008. Got ideas? Something you think is missing or would be cool...

Today the Languages team is heading off site. No, we aren't on strike - we're having a planning and brainstorming meeting to cook up some great things for 2008. Got ideas? Something you think is missing or would be cool to see come out of this area in the New Year? Let us know.

I wonder what we'll be having for lunch...

Going 'native' is tricky

By , November 6, 2007

One of Komodo's strengths is that we use the Mozilla application framework ( the same as used for Firefox, T-bird, Joost, Songbird, et al ) to develop Komodo. This buys us relatively easy cross-platform development, but the trade-off is that Komodo may not feel as 'native' on any given platform, particularly OS X.

Writing to the command output tab

By , November 5, 2007

Spurred on from some questions in the #komodo chatroom on IRC today, Eric dug into the question of 'how do I write text to the command output tab'. This ended up being a little complicated, but it works just fine and has my vote for eventual porting into the ko namespace:

http://community.activestate.com/faq/how-do-you-write-command-output-win...

I especially like this little gem:

Sweet Success

By Kendra Penrose, November 5, 2007

We have been working with some of our Enterprise customers developing case studies, otherwise known as our Success Stories. We have recently completed one with Technology Pathways, a vendor of specialized forensic software. They have integrated ActivePerl with their flagship...

We have been working with some of our Enterprise customers developing case studies, otherwise known as our Success Stories. We have recently completed one with
Technology Pathways, a vendor of specialized forensic

A couple of useful toolbox macros

By , November 2, 2007

I'm going to submit a change in the Open Komodo tree to add these and some others in hopefully next week, but in the meantime here are two very simple JavaScript macros for Komodo that I use all the time:

  1. View about:config

    try {
        ko.open.URI('about:config','browser');
    } catch(e) { alert(e); }
    
  2. View the error log in the watch window:

    var os = Components.classes[' [at] activestate [dot] com/koOs;1'].getService(Components.interfaces.koIOs);
    try {
        var appdir = ko.interpolate.interpolateStrings('%(path:hostUserDataDir)');
        

Paris on Rails 2007

By , November 2, 2007

Paris on Rails 2007 is the premier francophone event for Ruby developers, project managers and policy makers, bien sûr! You'll find ActiveState's a sponsor, since we want to tell attendees about the cool Ruby and Ruby on Rails tools in...Paris on Rails 2007 is the premier francophone event for Ruby developers, project managers and policy makers, bien sûr! You'll find ActiveState's a sponsor, since we want to tell attendees about the cool Ruby and Ruby on Rails tools in Komodo IDE.

Browser Stats

By , November 1, 2007

We installed some traffic analysis software just int thre nick of time yesterday to capture what sort of traffic this site is getting. As you might imagine, our browser stats are heavily skewed towards Firefox, but there still seems to be a healthy portion of IE users, and an alarming chunk still using IE6 ( or possibly sending altered user agent strings )

Hallowe'en Goodies from ActiveState: Open Komodo Released!

By , October 31, 2007

It's no Hallowe'en trick: we really have released Open Komodo. What a treat! Issuing releases on Hallowe'en is a tradition at ActiveState, and we're particularly chuffed at this year's release: an open source platform for building development environments based on...

It's no Hallowe'en trick: we really have released Open Komodo. What a treat!

Happy Halloween!

By Shane Caraveo, October 31, 2007

I was looking for just the right song to describe today, but the best I could come up with is "Neat Neat Neat", The Damned, it doesn't exactly fit but at least it's got some energy to it :) The...

I was looking for just the right song to describe today, but the best I could come up with is "Neat Neat Neat", The Damned, it doesn't exactly fit but at least it's got some energy to it :)  The real music of the day is Open Komodo.  It's Open, it's Cool, it's Public!