Dr. Dobb's 18th Jolt Awards has selected ActiveState's Komodo IDE as a Best IDE finalist. Komodo won the Jolt Productivity Award in 2006 and was nominated again this year after the release of Komodo IDE 4.0 in January, a significant update that introduced new tools for web development, multi-language support and Firefox-style extensibility.

For the past 17 years, the Jolt Awards have been presented annually to showcase products that have "jolted" the industry with their significance and made the task of creating software faster, easier, and more efficient.

Jolt Award judges not only examine the standard criteria of audience suitability, productivity, innovation, quality, ROI, risk and flexibility, but also seek to honor products that are ahead of the curve. Jolt winners are universally useful; are simple, yet rich in functionality; redefine their product space; and/or solve a nagging problem that has consistently eluded other products and books.

Winners will be announced at SD West 2008, March 5, 2008 in Santa Clara, California.

About Komodo IDE

ActiveState's Komodo IDE 4.2 helps developers create great applications using dynamic languages and open technologies.

Award-winning tools for debugging, code intelligence, visual code navigation and the regular expression toolkit help developers write cleaner code faster, while source code control integration, a project manager and multi-user support assist in team development.

With improved performance for all supported languages (including Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and Tcl, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and XML), simple Firefox-style extensibility, and flexible multi-platform licensing for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, Komodo IDE has developed smart tools with developer freedom and choice in mind. Learn more at www.activestate.com/komodo-ide.

About ActiveState

ActiveState creates professional software development tools, programming language distributions and business solutions for dynamic languages, and practical tools and applications for social networking platforms. ActiveState solves complex problems and produces cool and useful applications that help people live more productive and enjoyable lives. ActiveState technology "just works." ActiveState is owned by its employees and Pender Financial Group, a publicly traded investment company focused on technology in British Columbia. For more information, visit www.activestate.com.

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