July 26, 2006

ActiveState Previews Komodo 4.0 at OSCON

Shantel Shave writes "ActiveState Previews Komodo 4.0 at O'Reilly Open Source Convention Award-winning IDE for dynamic languages adds end-to-end web development capabilities

PORTLAND, OR. - July 25, 2006 - ActiveState Software Inc., the leading provider of tools and services for dynamic languages, today announced the technical pre-release of Komodo 4.0, introducing advanced support for Web 2.0 technologies to the award-winning IDE for dynamic languages. The release is available for download at: http://www.activestate.com/komodo/beta

Komodo 4.0 builds on rock-solid support for dynamic languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, Ruby, and Tcl, by introducing first-class IDE support for JavaScript, enhanced project tracking and deployment capabilities, and support for editing files on secure servers. This release also adds custom language syntax definition, allowing for easy support of web-centric templating languages such as Rails' RHTML.

"Increasingly, Web 2.0 development requires users to spend as much time in the design layer as they do in back-end business logic," says David Ascher, CTO at ActiveState. "With advanced support for web scripting languages, and the addition of high-value tools for managing, testing, and debugging client/server interactions, Komodo 4.0 allows developers to manage the complete webdev process within a single, feature-rich workspace."

In addition, the 4.0 release adds Vi bindings, enabling Vi users to enjoy familiar, keyboard-driven commands while enjoying the advanced capabilities of an IDE.

Komodo 4.0 will be showcased at this week's O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON), July 24-28, in Portland, Oregon. In addition, ActiveState is previewing a beta release of PPM4, the updated Perl Package Manager for downloading and installing pre-compiled versions of most CPAN modules; and new self-help user forums. Users can register to be notified of all ActiveState releases at: http://listserv.activestate.com/mailman/listinfo/a nnounce

About ActiveState Komodo
Komodo is the award-winning IDE for dynamic languages. Used by tens of thousands of developers worldwide, Komodo offers advanced support for Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and Tcl, and now JavaScript. A single license covers users across Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. Professional Edition licenses are $295. Personal Edition licenses are $29.95. New licenses, upgrades, and free evaluations are available at: http://www.activestate.com/komodo/

About ActiveState
ActiveState is the leading provider of tools and services for dynamic languages such as JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and Tcl. Over two million developers rely on ActiveState's cross-platform professional development tools, high-quality language distributions, and enterprise services. For more information, see: http://www.activestate.com/

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