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Canadian Dragons: Komodo 7 Is Snappy IDE


Multi-language compliant Canadian tech player ActiveState has released its Komodo IDE version 7 offering. Working across Java, Ruby, Python, Perl, Node.js, PHP, Tcl, and others, ActiveState says the new version of this IDE will now integrate with Stackato, the company's cloud platform.

A new Komodo Sync function allows users to access their saved preferences on any machine, while the Code Collaboration option enables multi-user editing for faster team programming. Komodo IDE 7 also supports new languages and frameworks including Node.js, CoffeeScript, LESS, SCSS, EJS, and Mojolicious.

"The development community is changing rapidly," noted Jeff Hobbs, VP of engineering at ActiveState. "Users are demanding more efficiency in their coding, they're adopting new languages and frameworks, and they're moving applications into the cloud. Komodo IDE 7 has evolved to meet these needs, staying on the leading edge of new languages and enhancing all the tools from previous versions."

New features include the option for developers to use the Komodo Sync service to share data across multiple machines, including toolbox items, remote server accounts, and templates. ActiveState proposes that the tools will now speed up team programming by providing the option to edit with other users simultaneously. Code Collaboration shares changes with other Komodo IDE 7 users that a developer authorizes, in real time, with highlights to identify what changes were made.

As well as ramped up performance stats, Komodo IDE 7 also adds syntax checking within multi-language documents, enhanced navigation and searching, and smarter auto-complete. Code "hotspots" are highlighted to detect performance and a code profiling feature generates a graph of the application in question, so that developers can see exactly where and how a program is spending CPU time.


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