ActiveState Software Inc., the leading provider of development tools and services for dynamic languages, today announced the release of Komodo Edit 4.0, a free editor based on the award-winning Komodo IDE.

Komodo Edit 4.0 delivers powerful editing capabilities for dynamic languages including Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and Tcl; plus support for browser-side code including JavaScript, CSS, HTML and XML. Background syntax checking and syntax coloring catch errors immediately, while autocomplete and calltips guide developers as they code. It is available now on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.

Other features include a project manager, for flexible organization of all project elements, and the Toolbox, for storing configurable "Run" commands, macros, code snippets, URLs, Live and Virtual Folders, templates, menus, toolbars and remote files. Toolbox items can be distributed to other Komodo users.

Komodo Edit 4.0 also allows users to easily extend its architecture, with support for adding advanced capabilities through Firefox-style .xpi extensions.

Also today, ActiveState announced the release of Komodo IDE 4.0, the first unified workspace for end-to-end development of dynamic web applications. A rich feature set for client-side Ajax languages, coupled with advanced support for dynamic languages, enables developers to quickly and easily create robust web apps.

Komodo IDE 4.0 features comprehensive editing and debugging, plus intelligent tools for regular expressions, team development, customization and unparalleled extensibility. The result is a powerful coding environment for framework stacks like Ruby on Rails and CakePHP, and client libraries such as the Yahoo! UI Library and Dojo. A single license covers users across Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. For more information, purchases and free trials, go to http://www.activestate.com/komodo-ide.

"Our goal is to create uncompromised, extensible tools built specifically for dynamic language programmers. Our language distributions have always been free, and now Komodo Edit extends that community support into our development tools," said Matt Herdon, Product Manager, Komodo. "This is a world-class, free editor with code intelligence. It's a great introduction to Komodo IDE, a product truly unique in the depth of support for dynamic languages and web application development, but also a powerful tool in its own right."

ActiveState has recently launched the beta release of a community support site, where Komodo users can share code, custom extensions and knowledge. The site currently hosts 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.

About Komodo Edit

ActiveState Komodo Edit 4.0 Beta 5 is available now. For more information or to download the beta, go to http://www.activestate.com/komodo-edit.