ActiveState’s Komodo IDE honored in SD Times 100

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – June 2, 2003 – ActiveState, the leader in programming tools for open source developers and anti-spam software for enterprises, is pleased to announce Komodo's recognition by SD Times in the "Tools and Environments" category, as the first professional-quality IDE for scripting language developers. The SD Times 100 ranks companies and organizations that demonstrated the greatest innovation and leadership in the software development industry over the previous year.

Komodo by ActiveState provides a powerful workspace for editing, debugging and testing applications. Komodo is optimized for Perl, Python, PHP, Tcl, XML, and XSLT, and runs on Microsoft Windows and Linux. Komodo offers an advanced language-aware editor with features such as background syntax-checking and AutoCompletion; an easy-to-use, yet powerful debugger; Source Code control; CGI emulation; templates; and integration with ActiveState Programmer (ASPN) resources.

"The SD Times 100 looked for companies which set a direction that developers and the industry followed in 2002," said Alan Zeichick, editor-in-chief of SD Times. "When choosing the SD Times 100, we carefully considered each company's offerings and reputation, as well as the attention and conversation we've heard around the company and its products and technologies, as a sign of leadership within the industry."

"Komodo went from a promise to a success in just a few years, and it's deeply gratifying to see our hard work recognized by SD Times," said David Ascher, Komodo Technical Lead, ActiveState. "I want to extend special thanks to our users, who have consistently given us the feedback we needed to evolve Komodo into the tool they needed. It's also quite energizing as we look at the next round of evolutionary changes which promise to make Komodo even easier to use and more powerful."

Komodo 2.3 Professional Edition, featuring Source Code Control Integration, Visual Package Manager, and ActiveState GUI Builder, targets professional programmers and is offered for $295. Komodo 2.0 Personal Edition is designed for educational or non-commercial usage for $29.50. More details are available by visiting: About SD Times: Launched in February 2000, BZ Media's SD Times is the newspaper of record for the software-development industry. SD Times is published twice monthly in identical print and digital editions, and can also be read online at

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