ActiveState introduces end-to-end Web application development support

ActiveState releases Komodo IDE
ActiveState Software Inc. announced the release of Komodo Edit 4.0, a free editor based on the Komodo IDE.

Komodo Edit 4.0 delivers editing capabilities for dynamic languages including Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and Tcl; plus support for browser-side code including JavaScript, CSS, HTML and XML. Background syntax checking and syntax coloring catch errors immediately, while AutoComplete and CallTips guide developers as they code. It is available now on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.

Other features include a project manager and the Toolbox, for storing configurable “Run” commands, macros, code snippets, URLs, Live and Virtual Folders, templates, menus, toolbars and remote files. Toolbox items can be distributed to other Komodo users.

Komodo Edit 4.0 also allows users to easily extend its architecture, with support for adding advanced capabilities through Firefox-style .xpi extensions.

Also today, ActiveState announced the release of Komodo IDE 4.0, a workspace for end-to-end development of dynamic Web applications.

Komodo IDE 4.0 features editing and debugging, plus intelligent for regular expressions, team development, customization and unparalleled extensibility. The result is a coding environment for framework stacks like Ruby on Rails and CakePHP, and client libraries such as the Yahoo! UI Library and Dojo. A single licence covers users across Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. For more information, purchases and free trials, go to

ActiveState has recently launched the beta release of a community support site, where Komodo users can share code, custom extensions and knowledge. The site currently hosts user forums and FAQs, and will be expanded soon to include resources for creating and sharing extensions. The site is available now at

ActiveState Komodo Edit 4.0 Beta 5 is available now. For more information or to download the beta, go to

Apparent Networks unveils AppCritical 3.1
Apparent Networks, Inc. announced the launch of AppCritical 3.1. The software upgrade creates network assessments and provides advanced report customization options.

AppCritical 3.1 produces actionable information rather than just historical data. It allows application roll out and its agent-free deployments evaluate network paths across administrative boundaries of IP networks. In addition to AppCritical’s real-time continuous monitoring, this version offers expanded platform support, improved search criteria and enhanced test status messages.

AppCritical 3.1 is now available through the Apparent Networks reseller partner channel.

Data Management

Oorja announces SwiftCompare v.1.1

Oorja Software has released SwiftCompare v. 1.1, a Windows application that lets you visually compare, merge and synchronize files and folders.

When comparing files, SwiftCompare lets you define what you’re looking for. Software developers can tell the program to ignore such things as source code comments, and leading and trailing blocks of spaces. The program will do a line-by-line comparison of two versions of any file, and all comparisons will respect user-defined criteria for determining if the files are the same or different. The built-in right-click menu even lets you perform instant file and folder operations such as copy, move, delete and rename.

The program can pay attention to, or ignore, such things as the date and time the files were modified, the contents of the files and their size. The program can even deal with the time incompatibilities between FAT and NTFS files. This customizable compare and merge engine lets you find only the relevant differences between files and folders, and merge and synchronize them according to each user’s specific needs. A name-filtering system lets you include or exclude files and folders that need not be included in your comparisons

SwiftCompare takes all the tension out of working with multiple computers in several locations. The program also works with all types of files, including text, graphics, word processing files and spreadsheets.

SwiftCompare v. 1.1 runs under Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/2003 at US$27 for a single-user licence, and may be ordered securely online from Multi-user discounts are available. You can download a free 30-day trial version from the company’s Web site. For more information, write to Oorja Software, 391, Kohat Enclave, Pitampura, Delhi-110034, India. Email: Internet:

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