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Jon Udell moves to Microsoft

By David Ascher, December 10, 2006

As he describes in a self-interview, one of my heroes of journalism is moving to Microsoft. Great move for Microsoft, and I'm sure that Jon will do good there. Congratulations to all involved (except InfoWorld, I guess =).As he describes in a self-interview, one of my heroes of journalism is moving to Microsoft. Great move for Microsoft, and I'm sure that Jon will do good there. Congratulations to all involved (except InfoWorld, I guess =).

Lightroom, JPEG, colorspaces

By David Ascher, November 29, 2006

I've been having some fun with Adobe Lightroom beta 4, which mostly works quite well for my needs (it's remarkably speedy on my "antique" Powerbook G4). I noticed today however that some of my pictures are looking quite a bit...I've been having some fun with Adobe Lightroom beta 4, which mostly works quite well for my needs (it's remarkably speedy on my "antique" Powerbook G4).

Oh by the way...

By David Ascher, November 17, 2006

I'm also aware of Google's AJAX toolkit, GWT. I just can't get excited about a Java-based framework. Probably short-sighted. Still, their "desktop clone" demo app is hardly exciting.I'm also aware of Google's AJAX toolkit, GWT. I just can't get excited about a Java-based framework. Probably short-sighted. Still, their "desktop clone" demo app is hardly exciting.

Feeds on ppm.activestate.com

By , November 17, 2006

I've finally got around to implementing something that had been on my todo list for way too long. Feeds are now available for ppm updates from ppm.activestate.com It's still pretty much beta and all, so expect things to possibly change...

I've finally got around to implementing something that had been on my todo list for way too long.

Feeds are now available for ppm updates from ppm.activestate.com

Adobe/Mozilla partnership

By David Ascher, November 10, 2006

Noticed this week: the announcement that Adobe will contribute the virtual machine for ActionScript 3/JavaScript 2 to Mozilla, along with related conversations on possible convergence between Adobe's MXML and Mozilla's XUL/XBL framework. This is great stuff for the future of...Noticed this week: the announcement that Adobe will contribute the virtual machine for ActionScript 3/JavaScript 2 to Mozilla, along with related conversations on possible convergence between Adobe's MXML and Mozilla's XUL/XBL framework. This is great stuff for the future of web development, and for Komodo as well.

Milestone: PDK goes Universal

By , October 9, 2006

I've recently been spending a lot of my time working on the upcoming PDK 7.0. There are still many things left to do before we are can reach a releasable state, but we are making progress. Most of my time...

Introducing our new community support site

By David Ascher, September 21, 2006

ActiveState has used mailing lists for customer support & product user support for a long time, and it's served us and our users well. But, as I'm fond of saying, "email is broken". We're pretty sure that offering just email...ActiveState has used mailing lists for customer support & product user support for a long time, and it's served us and our users well. But, as I'm fond of saying, "email is broken". We're pretty sure that offering just email as a mode of interaction isn't the best way to talk to folks.

Vancouver Python Workshop successful again

By David Ascher, September 18, 2006

A bit late, but it's nice to note that the Vancouver Python Workshop, run by the local user group (and sponsored by ActiveState, of course) made over $5k in profits which were given to the Python Software Foundation.A bit late, but it's nice to note that the Vancouver Python Workshop, run by the local user group (and sponsored by ActiveState, of course) made over $5k in profits which were given to the Python Software Foundation.

ActivePerl 5.8.8.819 (and 818)

By , September 7, 2006

ActiveState has released ActivePerl 5.8.8.819. It includes quite a few new features, the main ones being: PPM 4 (a completely rewritten client) PPM 4 GUI (a ppm GUI that is ultra-cool according to some) 64-Bit Support for: Windows AMD64 Linux...

ActiveState has released ActivePerl 5.8.8.819. It includes quite a few new features, the main ones being:

OSCON days 0 and 1

By Kevin "kj" Woolley, July 27, 2006

Got to Portland yesterday (Tuesday), got the booth set up, went to the Tuesday night event, and slept. The Tuesday night event was pretty good. I got there a bit before Larry Wall took the stage. I'd been wanting to...

Got to Portland yesterday (Tuesday), got the booth set up, went to the Tuesday night event, and slept.