September 27, 2002

ActiveState Unveils Industry's First Professional

Lori Pike writes: "VANCOUVER, BC -- ActiveState
, the leader in applied open source, today announced a new IDE
that provides a powerful workspace for cross-platform, open source
language programming. Komodo 2.0
affords greater power, flexibility and automation, including the
ActiveState GUI Builder, Visual Package Manager, Source Code Control,
Project Manager, Macros, Web services generation, and more. The only
unified open source programming language IDE, Komodo enables editing,
debugging, and testing in a single workspace.

Komodo is optimized for Perl, Python, PHP, Tcl, XML, XSLT, and
supports numerous other languages, including Ruby and JavaScript. It is
one of the most sophisticated applications built on the Mozilla
framework and runs on the Linux and Windows platforms.

"As an XML developer, I do a lot of text processing of XML and SGML
files through various Perl scripts and use Komodo for all kinds of tasks
when developing with Perl and XSLT," said Ari Nordström, AerotechTelub Information & Media
AB, a Saab Group Company. "The new editing and toolbox features have
really been a big timesaver. Unlike some editors that make a mess when
you least need it, Komodo handles Unicode well, which is especially
important when working with XML documents."

Komodo 2.0 introduces new key benefits:

  • Enable team development and security: Source Code Control
    integration and Project Manager ensure a secure, yet flexible
    development environment
  • Enhance applications with GUI dialogs:
    simple Tk-based dialog builder with seamless roundtrip integration for
    Perl, Python, and Tcl
  • Produce higher quality code faster: enhanced
    editor is fully customizable with code commenting, block selection, and
    Code Snippets for storing and reusing code
  • Implement Web services
    easily: manage and use Web services with automatic generation of Web
    services proxies

"Komodo simplifies development by enabling programmers to code in the
open source language of their choice in one standardized development
environment," said Matt Herdon, Director of Product Management for
ActiveState's Productivity Tools.

"Komodo's range of features has something for programmers of all
levels," said Dr. David Ascher, Komodo Technical Lead, ActiveState.
"The professional programmer can leverage all of Komodo's advanced
functionality such as the Regular Expression toolkit, distributed
development support and CGI emulation. The occasional programmer will
appreciate Komodo's supportive environment, with the background
syntax-checking, auto-completion, and tutorials."

Komodo 2.0 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. Komodo 2.0 for Microsoft Windows is available immediately;
Komodo 2.0 for Linux is currently in Beta with a final release available

About ActiveState Corp.
ActiveState is the leader in applied open source. Our solutions are
used by over 70% of the Fortune 500, minimizing obstacles for open
language programmers, and increasing productivity in the enterprise.
These offerings leverage the power of Perl, PHP, Python, Tcl, XSLT,
sendmail, and other popular open source technologies and encompass
cross-platform development and server-side email management.

Media & Analyst Contacts:
Lori Pike, ActiveState

Copyright ActiveState Corporation 2002.

ActiveState, ActiveState GUI Builder, ActiveState Visual Package
Manager, Komodo, and the Rx Toolkit are trademarks of ActiveState Corp.
All other company names herein may be trademarks of their respective



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