604x150-ActiveState News: From Code to Cloud
Issue 42
March 2012
Welcome to the March issue of the ActiveState Code to Cloud Newsletter! In this issue you'll find:
  • Stackato 1.0 Now Available!
  • Appsembler Announces Stackato Integration
  • Komodo IDE 7 Sale Extended
  • Blog: Syntax Checking in Komodo 7

As always, please feel free to drop us a line if you have ideas for future issues or feedback.

  The ActiveState Team

Stackato 1.0 Now Available!

Last week we launched Stackato 1.0! Although it was an important day for ActiveState, it was a far more important day for developers and enterprises looking to move to the cloud.

Stackato is the application platform for creating a private, secure, flexible Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) using any language on any stack on any cloud. From the desktop to the datacenter, Stackato makes it easy to develop, deploy, migrate, scale, manage, and monitor applications on any cloud. With Stackato, developers can simulate a production environment on a local machine, code, test, and then launch an application to any cloud. And Enterprise IT can achieve new levels of data security, reduce time to market, save money, ensure compliance, and gain greater control over the cloud.

Learn more about Stackato and download the Stackato Micro Cloud today to get started.

Stackato’s ability to support any technology platform, its ease of deployment and support for private cloud PaaS environments gives it a clear leadership position in the increasingly crowded PaaS space. Competitors include Red Hat’s OpenShift, CloudBees and Cloud Foundry, though few vendors match its combination of flexibility and ability to deploy private cloud PaaS environments.

Arnal Dayaratna, Cloud Computing Today

Appsembler: The Fastest Way to Sell Hosted Web Apps
Appsembler to Leverage Stackato for Hosted Service

Appsembler has integrated ActiveState's Stackato application platform technology into its namesake hosted-service offering for Web applications in the cloud. Appsembler helps developers sell web applications as a hosted on-demand service with all billing, payment processing, hosting and customer-engagement hooks seamlessly and securely integrated.

"We decided in January 2012 to create Appsembler", says CEO Nate Aune. "With Stackato, we're ready to launch in March. That's three months from concept to productization..."

Read the full press release.

Komodo IDE On Sale - Extended Through March 31

Since we released Komodo IDE 7 last month, we've received lots of great feedback:

  • "Komodo's newly improved syntax checker is useful and very functional. It picked up errors in my JavaScript code, such as unmatched parenthesis and missing operators, almost instantly" - Ars Technica
  • mfahydev After weeks of use, congrats to @ActiveState for #Komodo7. Both #KomodoEdit & IDE are unsung gems of OS X #coding.
  • calendee Just updated to Komodo IDE 7 from @activestate. The best IDE out there.
  • pawprint_net @activestate Great so far - best win so far for me is moving tabs to the right without tweakUI - it's the little things :)

So by popular demand, we're extending our launch sale! Buy Komodo IDE 7 starting from $245 (reg. $295) from now through March 31.

Download the 21-day trial.

Buy Komodo IDE 7 or contact us for a formal quote.

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Blog: Diving Deep Into Komodo's Syntax Checker

Eric Promislow has written two great blog posts on Komodo 7's syntax checking capabilities and extensibility. If you haven't read them yet, you're in for a treat.

In Part 1, Eric shows Komodo 7's extensive out-of-the-box capabilities. The follow-up post shows how to take more control and add your own syntax checkers, including writing a linter for a new language (using Haml as an example), and writing a new linter for an existing language.

Read Part 1 and Part 2 of the syntax checking blogs.

117x60-Quick Poll

This month's Quick Poll should take no more than a minute to complete.

One participant will win a complimentary license of Komodo IDE 7, Perl Dev Kit or Tcl Dev Kit!

Take the Quick Poll now.

Thanks to everyone who participated last month, and congrats to our lucky winner, David Turkington!

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Komodo IDE 7.0.2
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ActiveState is proud to sponsor the following upcoming events:

PyCon 2012
Mar. 9-11, Santa Clara, CA
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featuring Appsembler!

DrupalCon Denver
Mar 20-22, Denver, CO

Cloud Foundry Open Tour
Mar 30, San Francisco, CA
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Yet Another Perl Conference (YAPC::NA)
Jun. 13-15, Madison, WI
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