ActiveState enhances award-winning Komodo IDE and Komodo Edit advanced web
development toolkits

Vancouver, BC, September 18, 2007–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 (