September 25, 2002

ActiveState unveils industry's first professional workspace for Open Source languages: Komodo 2.0

ActiveState Corp., 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 soon. More details are at http://www.ActiveState.com/Komodo.

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. More information is at: http://www.ActiveState.com.

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