Komodo(TM) IDE - the Killer Mozilla Application

Cross-language, Multi-platform Development

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from ActiveState Tool Corp.

    SAN JOSE, CA, April 10 /PRNewswire/ - ActiveState(R), the leader in open
 source programming tools, announces the release of Komodo 1.0, the first
 Mozilla application by a third party. Komodo is a Perl and Python integrated
 development environment for programming using the Mozilla application
 framework. A full-featured, multi-language IDE, its timesaving features
 include integrated online help and an interactive remote debugger. Komodo also
 includes the only one its kind, regular expression toolkit, for one of the
 most difficult technologies used in scripting languages.
     "Komodo is the first commercial grade IDE for Perl and Python, and it's
 cross-platform as well", said Dick Hardt, Founder & CEO, ActiveState.
 "Mozilla's component oriented framework will allow us to easily add support
 for additional languages and features throughout the coming months."
     "Mozilla is ideally suited for cross-platform Web-based development. This
 makes it a natural fit for ActiveState's powerful new IDE, Komodo," said
 Mitchell Baker, chief lizard wrangler at mozilla.org. "Perl, Python and
 JavaScript developers will find Komodo a wonderful tool for using Mozilla for
 Web services development."
     Komodo features:
     - Regular Expression toolkit
     - Auto completion and call tips
     - Integrated online help
     - Rich language-aware code editor
     - Interactive remote debugging
     - Code folding
     - Visible source code that is customizable and extensible
     "The combination of Perl, Python and Mozilla allowed us to build a great
 IDE for rapid application development," said Dr. David Ascher, Komodo Project
 Lead. "I'm quite pleased with the feedback from beta-testers, who said that
 Komodo is saving them time, which is our primary goal."
     "ActiveState's release of the first application built on Mozilla is a
 watershed event for the open source movement," said Tim O'Reilly, Founder &
 CEO of O'Reilly & Associates. "It demonstrates that there's more to Mozilla
 than the next generation Netscape browser. More importantly, it provides the
 web-enabled IDE that makes cross-platform development with open source
 languages like Perl and Python accessible to more than the hacker elite."
     Komodo is available with ASPN(TM) Komodo at $295 US. ASPN Komodo is an
 annual subscription that delivers the Komodo IDE and all updates, plus online,
 searchable access to cookbooks, technical references, sample code, and more.
 The download is available at www.ActiveState.com/ASPN/About/Komodo. An
 educational license is free for those learning to program and can be
 downloaded at www.ActiveState.com/ASPN/About/Open. The 1.0 release supports
 Windows. Linux support and Komodo XSLT are available as pre-release software.
     About Mozilla:
     Mozilla.org is an open source software project founded by Netscape to
 develop open source Internet client software that includes a browser, mail and
 news functionality, and a toolkit for developing Web-based applications. The
 Mozilla project has received tremendous interest in the open source community
 and experiences approximately 100,000 binary downloads per milestone. The
 Mozilla code is the basis for Netscape Navigator 6. For more information go to
     About ActiveState:
     ActiveState is the leading provider of open source based programming
 products and services for cross-platform development. ActiveState's key
 technologies are Perl, the Internet's most popular programming language;
 Python and Tcl, user-friendly scripting languages; PHP, the dynamic Web
 programming language; and XSLT, the XML transformation language. The
 ActiveState Programmer Network (ASPN) offers these technologies with the
 latest information and productivity tools, empowering programmers with the
 freedom to work with their preferred language and development environment.
                       (C) ActiveState Corporation 2001.
     ActiveState, ASPN and Komodo are trademarks of ActiveState Corp. All
     other company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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