Announcing the Komodo 4.0 Extensibility Contest

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[prMac.com] ActiveState Software Inc., the leading provider of development tools and services for dynamic languages, today announced the Komodo 4.0 Extensibility Challenge. The contest challenges developers using Komodo IDE 4.0 or Komodo Edit 4.0 to create macros, templates, snippets, run commands or XPI extensions for Komodo's open architecture, with $1000 in prizes to the winning entries.

Komodo added extensibility to its feature set with Komodo IDE 4.0, the first unified workspace for end-to-end development of dynamic web applications, released in January; Komodo Edit 4.0, a free multi-language editor for dynamic languages based on the award-winning Komodo IDE, was released earlier this month.

Contest entrants can submit their work in the Komodo XPI Extension category or the Komodo Other Extensibility category (or both) on the Komodo Community website, at http://support.activestate.com/products/Komodo. The contest entry deadline is April 1, 2007.

A shortlist of finalists will be chosen from all entries based on code quality, user interface quality, usefulness, and 'coolness' factor. The winners will be chosen via online voting by the Komodo Community beginning Tuesday, April 10, 2007. Voting closes Tuesday, May 8, 2007. The winners will be announced at RailsConf 2007 in Portland, Oregon.

The winning entry in the Komodo XPI Extension category will win an Apple Nano. The winning entry in the Komodo Other Extensibility category will win a $150 iTunes gift card. There are secondary prizes of iTunes gift cards to be won as well.

The Komodo Community site is hosting user forums and FAQs for the contest, as well as resources for creating and sharing extensions, at http://support.activestate.com.

Read the official contest rules at http://support.activestate.com/forum-topic/komodo-extensibility-chal.

Komodo IDE
Komodo IDE 4.0 is the first unified workspace for end-to-end development of dynamic web applications. A rich feature set for client-side Ajax technologies such as CSS, HTML, JavaScript and XML, coupled with advanced support for dynamic languages such as Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and Tcl, enables developers to quickly and easily create robust web apps.

Award-winning features include comprehensive editing and debugging, plus intelligent tools for regular expressions, team development, customization and unparalleled extensibility. The result is a powerful coding environment for framework stacks like Ruby on Rails and CakePHP and client libraries such as the Yahoo! UI Library and Dojo. Komodo IDE 4.0 licenses are $295 US and a single license covers users across Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. Learn more at http://www.activestate.com/komodo_ide.

Komodo Edit
Based on the award-winning Komodo IDE 4.0, Komodo Edit 4.0 is a free, feature-rich editor for the full range of Komodo-supported dynamic languages (Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and Tcl) and platforms (Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows). Like Komodo IDE 4.0, Komodo Edit 4.0 also supports client-side Ajax technologies, including JavaScript, CSS, HTML, and XML. For more information or to download, go to http://www.activestate.com/komodo_edit.

ActiveState is the leading provider of tools and services for dynamic languages such as JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and Tcl. Millions of developers rely on ActiveState's cross-platform, professional development tools, high-quality language distributions, and enterprise services.

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