New release introduces end-to-end web application development support and Firefox-style extensibility
ActiveState Software Inc., the leading provider of development tools and services for dynamic languages, today announced the release of Komodo IDE 4.0, a major upgrade to their award-winning development environment. With this release, developers can now create entire web applications—server, browser, and the HTTP conversation that connects them—within a single unified workspace.
Thousands of users were involved in the beta program, eager to provide feedback on a product many consider indispensable: "We use Komodo IDE to build our internal systems," says Jonathan Eunice, Founder and Principal IT Advisor, Illuminata. "It has saved us an amazing amount of time and effort."
Komodo IDE 4.0 also allows users to easily extend its architecture, with support for adding advanced capabilities through Firefox-style .xpi extensions.
Says Matt Herdon, Product Manager, Komodo, "Above all else, this release is for the community. We are absolutely committed to giving them a world-class IDE designed specifically for their languages—one they can invest in for the long term, with extensions, code and shared know-how.
"Over a year of development and quality assurance effort went into 4.0, not to mention excellent pre-release feedback from users. The web development support has been very much driven by their needs. People want an easy way to build web apps with dynamic languages, and that's what Komodo IDE is all about."
ActiveState has recently launched the beta release of a community support site, which currently hosts Komodo user forums and FAQs and will be expanded soon to include resources for creating and sharing extensions. The site is available now at http://community.activestate.com.
Shane Caraveo, Komodo Tech Lead, welcomes the involvement. "Every developer has different needs; different ways of working. With this release, we focused on putting control in the hands of our users. Komodo's open architecture lets people add a lot of power with just a few lines of code, and we're very excited to see how the community takes advantage of that."
About Komodo IDE
ActiveState Komodo IDE 4.0 is available now. A standard license for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows is $245 through February 28, 2007, and $295 thereafter. Discounted upgrade pricing is also available through February 28, 2007. For more information, purchases and free trials, go to http://www.activestate.com/komodo-ide.