Something that has always been part of the Komodo design philosophy has been integration. Though Komodo should provide tooling to make our users more productive, it should NOT try to do EVERYTHING. Integration, not imitation, is the key.
If you've never run Komodo before or if this is the first time you're running
a major version (eg. you were using Komodo 9.3 and have just upgraded to
Komodo X), then Komodo will show you the First Start Wizard as it loads. This
dialog allows you to configure global formatting and various other settings, including the overall look and
feel of the Komodo UI.
Some of the notable settings include:
- Color Scheme (with preview)
- Key binding set (includes other editor sets)
- Indentation width
- Show line numbers (why is this turned off in so many editors??)
It is easy to take for granted Komodo IDE's superb debugging support. Komodo excels at debugging common scripting languages like Perl, Python, Tcl, and Ruby. It can also debug PHP, Node.js, and XSLT. With Komodo X, the debugger supports an all new target: Google Chrome. What is the secret to Komodo's debugging prowess, and how does Komodo communicate with such an unorthodox target as Chrome? Read on to find out!
If you installed Komodo X recently and you were not one of the users who participated
in the Beta release phase then when you opened Komodo you might have thought you
downloaded the wrong program (Chess any one?). But
you didn't. Komodo's User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) received a huge amount
Komodo IDE X adds a ton of new features, many of which targeted at web developers. We realize that while not everyone may consider themselves a web developer, most developers these days will be using web technologies to some degree.
Let's have a look at the top 10 features a web developer will care about (counting down from number 10). Clickbait title aside, I promise this is worth the read (and it's not like we're putting each item behind another page view, sigh).
Komodo has always been a very fast IDE. So much so that combined with its minimalistic UI many users tend to confuse Komodo IDE with an editor. Of course Komodo is an editor too, but to call it just an editor would be doing it a disservice.
We hope everyone has been enjoying Komodo X so far. Today we're releasing our first update, which is focussed entirely on stability and primarily resolves bugs introduced in 10.0.0 as well as a few longer standing issues.
No software release is perfect, there will always be bugs, but it's worth noting that the release of Komodo X went exceptionally well. It is easily one of our best releases (if not the best one) in recent years. If you've been holding off on taking Komodo X for a test run - now is the perfect time!
On June 6, 2016 at 10 am PDT, NathanR and myself (CareyH) introduced Komodo X to the world (just under 100 people…) in a live webcast. Our goal was to show off some of the new features in action and let people ask questions about what they heard, saw, or wanted to see.
To ensure that everyone, not just people who were able to attend the webinar, would benefit from the webcast, I wrote a blog to answer all the questions asked during the cast. This is that blog.
1. When and where can I find the recorded webinar presentation?
I would like to start this post by thanking those of you who have mild to severe OCD and yet still clicked our provocative title.
I realized while writing another blog post that we hadn’t written a Komodo Tips and Tricks post for over 3 years. A LOT has changed in Komodo in those 36+ months. 12383 commits, 1326 bug fixes, 4518 files changed, 809797 insertions and 721068 deletions (Hey thanks Git log and diff stats!). With the release of Komodo X, now seemed like a great time for some updated tricks!
The word editor and IDE (integrated development environments) are often mistakenly used interchangeably. However, there are some big differences between the two. The extra functionality you get with an IDE can provide significant time savings, reduce context switching and make coding much easier for you.
Here are just five (the list is long) important differences why editor users should consider an IDE: