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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.

Komodo Rails tools now support refactored YAML files

By , July 17, 2007

The default database.yml file in Rails apps contains a lot of redundancy. You need to specify three different databases, and often some of the fields are the same for each one. YAML supports refactoring common data into a single structure...

The default database.yml file in Rails apps contains a lot of redundancy.  You need to specify three different databases, and often some of the fields are the same for each one.  YAML supports refactoring common data into a single structure by using the concepts it calls anchors, aliases, and merging keys.

Interesting Post-RailsConf Thread at Scott Hanselman's Blog

By , May 24, 2007

So I'm trawling the net for any feeds that mention both 'rails' and 'debugging', mostly to see who might want to hear about the new Rails debugging capability we added to Komodo 4.1, and stumbled on the thread Is Microsoft...

So I'm trawling the net for any feeds that mention both 'rails' and 'debugging', mostly to see who might want to hear about the new Rails debugging capability we added to Komodo 4.1, and stumbled on the thread Is Microsoft losing the Alpha Geeks? " at Scott Hanselman's blog.

Komodo 4.1 Rails Projects: Bug Fix Alert

By , May 24, 2007

With our main QA/support dude on vacation, I'm seeing a couple of repeated issues in the Rails project. Here's how to resolve them. First, please download a fixed version of "Ruby on Rails.kpf" from our support site at http://support.activestate.com/forum-topic/fixed-rails-project-templ (download...

With our main QA/support dude on vacation, I'm seeing a couple of repeated issues in the Rails project. Here's how to resolve them.

Debugging Rails Views in Komodo: It Just Works

By , May 8, 2007

We recently rewrote the Komodo debugger to sit on top of Kent Sibilev's ruby-debug module, and reaped the expected benefits in speed and thread-robustness. But all along we had only been testing Rails debugging with controller files. I had read...

We recently rewrote the Komodo debugger to sit on top of Kent Sibilev's ruby-debug module, and reaped the expected benefits in speed and thread-robustness. But all along we had only been testing Rails debugging with controller files.

No PPM updates this week

By , May 1, 2007

Thanks to a catastrophic harddrive failure on my main workstation @ $work, the regularly scheduled PPM updates will be skipped this week. I've fired off new builds as we speak and all should be back on the regular schedule. Sorry...

Thanks to a catastrophic harddrive failure on my main workstation @ $work, the regularly scheduled PPM updates will be skipped this week. I've fired off new builds as we speak and all should be back on the regular schedule.

Rails Revisited in Komodo 4.1

By , April 18, 2007

While the last two major releases of Komodo (3.5 and 4.0) were pushed the state-of-the-art for dynamic language IDEs, I'll be the first to admit that they could have been better when considered more narrowly as Rails IDEs. We shipped...

While the last two major releases of Komodo (3.5 and 4.0) were
pushed the state-of-the-art for dynamic language IDEs,
I'll be the first to admit that they could have been better
when considered more narrowly as Rails IDEs. We shipped a
full-featured but slow Ruby debugger in 3.5, and reasonably complete