ActiveState Komodo 2.3 Beta 1 Released

Thursday January 30th, 2003

salmo writes: "Komodo 2.3 Beta 1 was just released by ActiveState. Lots of interesting changes, including more robust project management." Komodo is a Mozilla-based integrated development environment (IDE) for open source languages.

Update! CNET has a review of the currently shipping Komodo 2.0.

#19 Komodo

by salmo

Saturday February 1st, 2003 1:40 AM

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I guess I'll post something here since I submitted the article. Komodo isn't an editor. It HAS one (and a dern good one), but that is not its primary feature. Komodo's impressive feature list includes multilanguage support (python and PHP being the primary languages I use and whichI use as my only basis of judgement), great debugging support for both languages, project management, CVS integration, and an incredible Regex tool. For PERL folks (especially on winders) it has a handy package management utility, and the ability to package standalone PERL apps. Two features I have yet to see in other IDEs (let alone free or competitively priced ones-- feel free to prove me wrong with a link ;-) are the integration with the ActiveState cookbook, and the ease of developing webservices and for webservices. Plus since its Mozilla based its nicely cross platform so I can develop on both Windows and Linux (which I do) without having to adjust.

I don't work for ActiveState, although I feel like I should be given a free liscense for my evalgelism here. If you seriously develop in any of the supported languages supported give it a try and see what you think. Lately I've alternated between it and Eclipse but I definitely prefer it, despite its non-free (in any sense) liscense.