Netscape and ActiveState To Cooperate on Development

Wednesday May 24th, 2000

Bill Stilwell writes, "Found this over at daily - Netscape and ActiveState have announced a deal where they will cooperate on their development projects. ActiveState gets Javascript, while ActiveState will donate its Python and Perl work to the Mozilla project.

"JavaScript will join Perl and Python as supported languages in ActiveState's powerful Komodo integrated development environment. This will allow Web developers to edit, run and debug their JavaScript programs in a professional-class development tool fully oriented to the Web, while maintaining a close integration with the browser. In turn, Perl and Python will join JavaScript as programming languages in Mozilla, thereby making it easier for Open Source programmers to use the Mozilla framework, and giving Mozilla developers access to additional scripting technologies."

#22 Re: Re: Can you say Perl and Python COMPONENTS?

by hto

Tuesday May 30th, 2000 4:41 AM

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Note that is said *before Mozilla*. For example, I never thought JavaScript was good for anything else except twiddle this and that on a web page.

When I started with Mozilla I learned some javaScript. Ok, it can do more in a web page than I thought, especially with DOM. Still no biggie, although mucho cool.

XPConnect? Now this is starting to look interesting - make my real stuff with C++ and call JS to execute it.

Then comes along JS components, which really opened my eyes. JavaScrit has finally earned its place among other "real programming languges" in my book.

XPConnect and JS components are the things that make JS powerful in my view. They did not exist before Mozilla.