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Expecting Coal? Win the Ultimate Firefox Developer Kit instead

By , December 24, 2007

Even if you've been naughty, you could cash in on the Ultimate Firefox Developer Kit with your fabulous extension for the Extend Firefox 2 contest! Travel and accommodation to a Mozilla Developer Day of the winner's choice, anywhere in the...

Even if you've been naughty, you could cash in on the Ultimate Firefox Developer Kit with your fabulous extension for the Extend Firefox 2 contest!

Steve Yegge on JavaScript as an IDE Extension Language for Emacs

By , December 21, 2007

I recently discovered that Steve Yegge is blogging again at http://steve-yegge.blogspot.com/. His essays are usually a must-read -- you won't find a better explanation of what's wrong with Java than his Execution in the Kingdom of Nouns.

Handling Rails 2.0 in Komodo 4.2

By , December 21, 2007

Some cool new features landed with Rails 2.0, but unfortunately the nature of the script/generate scaffold function has changed. I've posted an article on how to work with the new implementation at the ActiveState community site: http://community.activestate.com/working-rails-2-0-scaffolds-komodo . Some cool new features landed with Rails 2.0, but unfortunately the nature of the
script/generate scaffold function has changed. I've posted an article

Santa's back with ActiveTcl 8.5

By Kendra Penrose, December 20, 2007

It has been a busy week. Starting off with the release of ActivePerl 5.10, a staff holiday party, and now we have just released ActiveTcl 8.5; available in conjunction with the official release by the Tcl Core Team of version...

It has been a busy week.

Komodo Gets a Jolt (award nomination, that is)

By , December 20, 2007

Excellent holiday news for the Komodo team and Komodo fans: Dr. Dobb's 18th Jolt Awards has selected ActiveState's Komodo IDE as a Best Development Environment finalist! Komodo won a Jolt Productivity Award for version 3.5 a couple years back, but...

Excellent holiday news for the Komodo team and Komodo fans: Dr. Dobb's 18th Jolt Awards has selected ActiveState's Komodo IDE as a Best Development Environment finalist!

OpenSocial, Gadgets and HTML

By Shane Caraveo, December 19, 2007

We’ve been playing a bit with the OpenSocial api’s and how widget xml/api’s can be integrated into Komodo, and I ran into one of those xml usages that tends to be bothersome.  The Gadgets XML places all the HTML layout in a CDATA section.  Further the Gadgets XML is not namespaced.  This causes a couple problems for tools vendors. 

Merry Perl-mas!

By Kendra Penrose, December 18, 2007

Santa arrived early this year! We are happy to announce the release of ActivePerl 5.10.0 Build 1001, available now for free download here. An exciting new feature of ActivePerl 5.10.0 Build 1001 is the new smart-matching operator, which compares two...

Santa arrived early this year! We are happy to announce the release of ActivePerl 5.10.0 Build 1001, available now for free download here.

Happy Birthday!

By Kendra Penrose, December 18, 2007

Perl turns 20 today - how time flies. How are you celebrating?

Perl turns 20 today - how time flies. How are you celebrating?

Some useful Komodo xpcom interfaces ( with examples! )

By , December 17, 2007

If you're keen to develop a macro or Extension in Komodo of any significant size or scope, you'll want to get to know XPCOM and in particular the rich set of XPCOM interfaces available in Komodo. Here are a few I use a lot, with code examples:

Vancouver Open Web Conference Call for Speakers

By , December 14, 2007

I just posted the call for speakers for the 2008 Vancouver Open Web Conference:

http://www.openwebvancouver.ca

For more general info about the conference, where it is, who is putting it on etc, you might want to first peruse this:

http://www.openwebvancouver.ca

...and then hopefully submit your talk: