ActiveState Announces Komodo Extensibility Challenge Winners

May 28, 2007 in iOS Development (F)

[] Award-winning enhancements available to all users on ActiveState community site.

RailsConf 2007, Portland, OR, May 18, 2007 - Komodo added extensibility to its feature set with the January releases of Komodo IDE 4.0, the powerful, multi-language IDE for end-to-end development of dynamic web applications; and Komodo Edit 4.0, a free multi-language editor based on the award-winning Komodo IDE. Firefox-style API extensions and highly-configurable Run Commands allow developers to add their own advanced capabilities with just a few lines of code. The Extensibility Challenge offered prizes in two categories: Komodo XPI Extensions and Komodo Toolbox Extensions. Entries were shortlisted by the Komodo development team, based on code quality, user interface quality, usefulness, and an admittedly subjective 'coolness' factor. Winners were chosen by the Komodo user community, and are available now from ActiveState’s community site at:

Komodo XPI Extension Winners
* Grand Prize Winner: MySQL Console by Travis Swicegood
* Adds a simple MySQL console to Komodo.
* First Runner-Up: Clipboard Helper by Sean Cotes
* Adds a "Copy Encoded" section to the editor's context menu with HTML and URL encoding support.
* Second Runner-Up (tie): Find in Project Files by Brandon Corfman
* Allows quick access to "Find in Files" on specific folders within a project directory tree, especially when using Live Folders.
* Second Runner-Up (tie): Fire Code Search by Micky Fire
* Provides integration of Google Code ( in Komodo.

Komodo Toolbox Extension Winners
* Grand Prize Winner: Prolog UDL Extension by Martin Schmidt
* Adds support for the Prolog language.
* First Runner-Up: Komodo Modeline by Sean Cotes
* Adds support for comment-based per-file preference customization, similar to the "vim: ..."and Emacs "-*- ... -*-" modelines.

Second Runner-Up: MySQL Shortcuts by Travis Swicegood A collection of run commands to execute the selected query, execute the current file, get a number of rows via a derived table, get the results of an EXPLAIN command, and run a handful of admin functions against tables. Congratulations to all winners!

Also at RailsConf, ActiveState released Komodo IDE 4.1 featuring the most advanced Ruby and Rails editing and debugging available in any development tool. The powerful development framework Ruby on Rails is a popular choice for developers seeking to create sophisticated web applications with ease. Komodo IDE 4.1 extends this power and flexibility with state-of-the art debugging, including support for Rails controllers and views, and a Ruby interactive shell, available on its own or from within debugging sessions. The feature-rich editor further simplifies development with autocomplete and calltips for Ruby and RHTML, and support for the multi-language and templated files common in Rails development.

Komodo IDE
Komodo IDE 4 is a powerful, multi-platform, multi-language IDE for end-to-end development of dynamic web applications. Komodo IDE makes creating robust web apps fast and easy, with 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. Komodo IDE licenses are $295 US for use across Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Learn more at

Komodo Edit
Based on the award-winning Komodo IDE, Komodo Edit is a free, feature-rich editor for the full range of Komodo-supported dynamic languages, Ajax technologies and platforms. For more information or to download, go to

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