Calling all keeners! We're cooking up some sweet new flavours* for Komodo IDE and Komodo Edit 4.4 so you can spend more time coding and less time searching, updating, organizing, testing. Komodo 4.4 Beta has just been released, and we'd love your expertise in testing new functionality, identifying bugs, and enhancing the quality of the upcoming release.
Quite a long time ago I made much ado about Snapdragon, a project to integrate Firefox development tools (e.g.Firebug) with Komodo (or other editors/IDEs). Unfortunately sometimes you bite off more than you can chew (the day is only 24 hours), but in the long term I still want to accomplish some integration. There are a lot of cool dev tools and capabilities that area available for Firefox, I'd like to be able to use them through my favorite development environment.
So often in life, defining success is difficult. Is it 10 times ROI? Is it a shiny new bank account after an acquisition or IPO? (No, ActiveState is not at that stage, I'm just dreaming of my own Central American island.) Well, those are nice when they happen, but not as personally fulfilling as seeing users excited enough about the software you write that they make the effort to tell others, or contribute something to it.
I'm always happy to announce the birth of a new version of Komodo! 4.4 Alpha 1 is up on our download servers. You can find out the details on our community site and see my announcement in the forums. There are some really nice enhancements for IDE, and we're focusing now on lots of smaller enhancements and fixes for both Edit and IDE.