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Re: Komodo IDE is now Free

by GrandFather (Sage)
on Jan 19, 2020 at 23:51 UTC ( #11111615=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Komodo IDE is now Free

I already had a "Platform Account" used for previous paid for versions of Komodo IDE so the upgrade was painless for me. I use Komodo IDE with Strawberry Perl and occasionally with Python so aside from forking out for the IDE I haven't paid ActiveState a dime. Not sure what their financial model is going forward, but I'm sure happy for the free upgrade.

The IDE has a great debugger for Perl and a great editor. I've been using it for many years and often copy and paste from other editors so I can use Komodo magic. It's faster to copy and paste code from Eclipse to reformat it in Komodo than it is to fight Eclipse's stupid imitations and arse backward editing processes! (Actually Code Composer Studio, but it uses Eclipse under the hood.)

Optimising for fewest key strokes only makes sense transmitting to Pluto or beyond

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Re^2: Komodo IDE is now Free
by LanX (Cardinal) on Jan 20, 2020 at 03:26 UTC
    Most of my colleagues use Komodo, I gave it a try.

    > The IDE has a great debugger for Perl

    It's basically the default debugger, but the editor integration scrolls thru the original code while stepping thru.˛

    What's better than in Emacs is the graphical interface to the debuggers features and the fact that you can set breakpoints visually at the left fringe of the source code.

    This and the fact that flymake° is activated by default, are the main plus points for my team.

    Overall a very nice bundle, which makes many things a no-brainer.

    But Komodo's editor was for my taste too slow.

    There is also a potential insecurity, because Mozilla is discontinuing XUL.

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

    °) imagine a spellchecker running perl -c in the background. eg if a my is forgotten the line will be marked after a second.

    ˛) No real news, Emacs does the same.

      > But Komodo's editor was for my taste too slow.
      
      The editor is fast but some features slow it down. Turn off all "code intelligence" autocomplete items for a nice speedup.
      > imagine a spellchecker running perl -c in the 
      > background. eg if a my is forgotten the line 
      > will be marked after a second.
      
      Excess syntax checking is slow too. Adjust that interval for more than 1 second between checks.
        Well I will try again and compare it against emacs.

        FWIW my comparisons were made on windows, and I was told that virus-scanner may slow them down.

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
        Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

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