We love fan mail, especially when it's on Twitter where everyone can see it. Yago Jesus, a PDK and Komodo user, let us know how much he enjoyed using our software, and pointed out some software he's created for intrusion detection on Windows.
Komodo 7 Beta 1 is now available, with Edit builds as well as IDE. If you didn't get a chance to look at the Alpha, download the Beta now, give it a try, and let us know what you think. We'd love to get your feedback!
Here are some of the new features that we've put into it:
For programmers, one of the most common questions posed is "Why is my application taking so long?" For dynamic programming languages, there are often limited tools that can answer this important question, or variant questions like:
When we speak to ISVs, aerospace/defense contractors, or hardware manufacturers that have software interfaces - many of them like to use languages like Perl, Python, or Tcl to build or provide some functionality in their applications. However, some also ask "why should I use ActivePerl/Python/Tcl if open source options are free?"
I was at YAPC::NA in late June. I should have written a summary about it a long time ago, but I wanted to include a link to the video of my Stackato Lightning Talk. That has not been put up on the web yet, but it should eventually appear at http://www.presentingperl.org/.
There were many interesting things at YAPC::NA, but here are the things I still remember one month later. I guess that makes them some kind of personal highlights.
ActivePerl Community Edition 5.8 and 5.10 are no longer available for free download. These versions, like ActivePerl 5.6, are now available to our Business Edition, Enterprise Edition, and OEM customers only. We're bringing ActivePerl Community Edition in line with the maintenance and support policy of the perl5-porters.
We're pleased to announce that we've acquired Phenona, a Perl PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) cloud company based in Seattle, WA.
Phenona is the brain child of 15-year-old Daniil Kulchenko, who created Phenona when he couldn't find a Perl PaaS for the contract work he was doing. He thought that there should be an easy way to get Perl apps on the cloud, and we agree!