ActiveState Releases Komodo IDE 4.4

June 27, 2008 in iOS Development (F)

[] Vancouver, BC - ActiveState Software today released Komodo IDE 4.4, adding user requested timesaving features and performance improvements to the award-winning integrated development environment, including a sophisticated function list feature with industry-leading capabilities. Komodo IDE has an exhaustive list of development tools, comprehensive language coverage, flexible cross-platform licensing, an extensible framework, and integrated source code control.

"Developers want to spend more time coding and less time searching," said Trent Mick, Komodo Dev Lead. "So we pushed the features of the standard function list, adding CSS entries, XML nodes, and more 'Awesome Bar'-style functionality to our new Sections List feature."

Another work-saving addition to Komodo IDE 4.4 is the improved Subversion (SVN), CVS, and Perforce functionality, which simplifies team development and project management with multi-file commits and a new Change List tab to track and group documents that have been edited.

"Having the Sections List makes jumping around my code so much easier and quicker, with the added benefit of not having to use my mouse as much to find the method I need," said Komodo user Anton Visser of "[And] the improved SCC makes committing code that much easier. I used to use a third party SVN tool, to commit changes, but now that I can commit changes from my entire project, I don't need that tool any more."

New in this release is added extensibility for Unit Test Integration, enabling developers to use their preferred unit testing framework, as support for frameworks can now be added via extensions. PHPUnit, Ruby rake-based test (as used by Ruby on Rails), Perl TAP-based test, PyUnit, and Nose are already integrated.

Rounding out the key features of Komodo IDE 4.4 is Zend framework support, a top request from Komodo IDE's PHP users, as well as user interface improvements.

"Komodo just keeps growing and growing, even with minor releases," added Rudolf Horbas of "I just can't keep up with discovering all the new and useful features!"

Komodo IDE 4.4 is a free update for all Komodo IDE 4.x license holders and Perl Pro Studio and Tcl Pro Studio subscribers. Read more at

About Komodo IDE
ActiveState's Komodo IDE 4.4 helps developers create great applications using dynamic languages and open technologies.

Award-winning tools for debugging, code intelligence, visual code navigation and the regular expression toolkit help developers write cleaner code faster, while source code control integration, a project manager and multi-user support assist in team development.

With improved performance for all supported languages (including Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and Tcl, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and XML), simple Firefox-style extensibility, and flexible multi-platform licensing for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, Komodo IDE has developed smart tools with developer freedom and choice in mind. Learn more at

About Komodo Edit:
Based on the award-winning Komodo IDE, Komodo Edit is a free, open source, 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, Komodo Edit also supports client-side Ajax technologies, including JavaScript, CSS, HTML, and XML. For more information or to download, visit their website.

ActiveState creates professional software development tools, programming language distributions, and business solutions for dynamic languages, and practical tools and applications for social networking platforms. ActiveState solves complex problems and produces cool and useful applications that help people live more productive and enjoyable lives. ActiveState technology "just works." 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 their website. (C) 2008 ActiveState Software Inc. All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.