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ActiveState's Komodo 4.2 Updates for Smoother Coding.

ActiveState Enhances Award-Winning Komodo IDE and Komodo Edit Advanced Web Development Toolkits

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- ActiveState, the leading provider of tools and services for dynamic languages, today released Komodo IDE 4.2, the latest update to the multi-platform, multi-language integrated development environment (IDE) for advanced web development.

Komodo IDE helps free developers to focus on advanced web development. This release incorporates more useful features like auto-update, necessary features like bug fixes, and nice-to-have features like soft characters, plus improved functionality for dynamic languages.

Key additions to this release are auto updates and soft characters. Auto updates means users don't need to check for the latest features or reinstall Komodo to get the latest version. Soft characters is a new feature for automatic insertion of closing brackets, braces and parentheses.

"I've been a Komodo customer for almost five years, and couldn't imagine using another editor for my work with dynamic languages. Komodo IDE syntax highlights and auto-completes my Perl, Ruby, XML, SQL, HTML and CSS, allowing my team to write better code more quickly than we ever have," said Chris Gerber of Pfizer Global Manufacturing.

"Version 4.1 added Ruby on Rails support that went beyond my expectations, including the ability to create databases directly from the YAML file. With the addition of soft characters and automatic updates in version 4.2, things are only getting better."

As with previous releases, Komodo IDE features intelligent tools for regular expressions, team development, customization and unparalleled extensibility. The result is a powerful coding environment for dynamic languages such as Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and Tcl and for nclient-side Ajax technologies such as CSS, HTML, JavaScript and XML. A single license covers users across Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Today ActiveState also released the latest iteration of Komodo Edit, a free multi-platform, multi-language editor for dynamic languages and Ajax technologies based on the award-winning Komodo IDE. Komodo IDE and Komodo Edit are now available from

These releases follow last week's news that ActiveState launched a new initiative to create an open source platform that promotes open standards. The Open Komodo Project will support the open web and web standards, fill a need for developer tools in the open web technology stack, and drive further innovation for Komodo IDE and Komodo Edit. Read more about the Open Komodo Project at

About ActiveState

ActiveState creates professional development tools, language distributions, and business solutions for dynamic languages. We focus on building JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and Tcl technologies that just work. ActiveState is owned by its employees and Pender Financial Group, a publicly traded investment company focused on technology in British Columbia. For more information, visit

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Date:Sep 18, 2007
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