Komodo IDE 9.2 Brings Developers New Docker, Vagrant, Package Installer, and Collaboration Features

Vancouver, BC – August 5, 2015 ActiveState, enabling developers and enterprises to innovate from code to cloud, today announced a new release of Komodo IDE. Just a week after announcing the sale of the Stackato business to HP, the announcement of Komodo 9.2 aims to bring new collaboration and workflow improvements to developers.

Komodo IDE’s powerful Commando tool now allows developers to work with Docker and Vagrant directly within Komodo instead of via the command line, thus decreasing disruptions and wasted time. Komodo also allows users to see their instance names and commands directly from the Commando panel, negating the need to be intimately knowledgeable with Docker and Vagrant. Users can now quickly run commands without having to reference running instances.

A new Komodo package installer allows easy installation of add-ons (extensions), color schemes, skins, keybindings, and languages, directly from inside Komodo, providing easier access to new functionality and allowing enterprise and individual developers to quickly turn to community contributions for specialized functionality to meet project requirements.

“The new features in Komodo IDE 9.2 save developers time by encouraging adoption of an optimized workflow,” said Nathan Rijksen, Lead Komodo Developer at ActiveState. “Fellow developers will love the new features because they make working with third-party programs and tools easier, while their managers will value the time-savings they bring to teams. Now you can do even more of your development from directly within Komodo, whether it be shell commands, Docker or Vagrant work, installation of packages, or any number of other processes.”

“With the sale of ActiveState’s Stackato business to HP last week, even more focus will be on Komodo IDE and the other tools and languages that make up our core offerings,” noted Bart Copeland, ActiveState CEO. “The new feature set within Komodo 9.2 is just the beginning of our continued commitment to the dynamic languages market.”

Komodo IDE for teams/enterprise development has also been improved, with collaboration features getting a complete overhaul to make the user experience more pleasant, intuitive, and seamless.

In addition to the new Docker and Vagrant functionality, package installer, and collaboration updates, features in Komodo IDE 9.2 include:

  • Real-Time/In-Line Spell Checking – Automatically check for spelling errors in real-time, in-line with the code. Spelling errors can be easily found and corrected within the editor.
  • EditorConfig – Komodo now offers EditorConfig integration, allowing developers to define and maintain consistent coding styles between different editors and IDEs.
  • Focus Mode (aka Distraction-Free Mode) – With a single keystroke, developers can hide non-essential UI elements to pare down the Komodo GUI and focus on the code.
  • CSS3 Auto-completions – Komodo now supports all of CSS3.
  • Crisper UI – The UI is now even more clear  (particularly when using dark color schemes).
  • Numerous Commando enhancements, allowing developers to “stay in the zone” instead of leaving their IDE.

A full list of Komodo IDE features is available here: https://www.activestate.com/products/komodo-ide/features.

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About Komodo IDE

Komodo IDE by ActiveState is a powerful, full-featured multi-language IDE for Python, PHP, JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS, Node.js, Golang, Ruby, Perl, Tcl, and a variety of other languages and frameworks. Since 2000, Komodo has been designed with development in mind. Features include syntax checking, smart code and API assistance, code refactoring and code formatting, visual real time debugging, code profiling, regular expression helper, track changes, unit testing, version control system integration and more. Whether for teams or individuals, our flexible licensing options, cross-platform installers, and full feature set make Komodo the best IDE on the market today.

About ActiveState

ActiveState believes that enterprises gain a competitive advantage when they are able to quickly create, deploy and efficiently manage software solutions that immediately create business value, but they face many challenges that prevent them from doing so. The company is uniquely positioned to help address these challenges through our experience with enterprises, people and technology. ActiveState is proven for the enterprise: more than two million developers and 97 percent of Fortune 1000 companies use ActiveState’s end-to-end solutions to develop, distribute, and manage their software applications written in Java, Perl, Python, Node.js, PHP, Tcl and other dynamic languages. Global customers like Cisco, CA, HP, Bank of America, Siemens and Lockheed Martin trust ActiveState to save time, save money, minimize risk, ensure compliance and reduce time to market. To learn more visit, ActiveState.com.

Jesse Casman for ActiveState

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