Komodo IDE Selected for Stamp Database

A studio that specializes in developing interactive kiosks and presentations for museums selected ActiveState's Komodo integrated development environment (IDE) to create a Web-based display for the National Postal Museum's collection of stamps and objects.

The studio, Second Story, created an online database called Arago to display more than 300,000 of the museum's objects. The project was developed using Perl, Flash and HTML via Microsoft SQL database.

Komodo's syntax checking, debugging and bookmark features facilitated the project, according to an announcement issued by ActiveState. A project management function allowed frequently used files and directories to be located near the project root. The IDE also enabled quick access to a toolkit of macros and scripts.

In approaching its projects, Second Story typically selects its development tools based on their client's infrastructure.

"Our clients tend to have established infrastructures that dictate the technologies we use," stated David Brewer, a Web application developer for Second Story, according to ActiveState's announcement. "On the server side, we often work in multiple languages, depending on our clients' needs."

In this case, Second Story selected ActiveState's Komodo IDE over Adobe-Macromedia's Dreamweaver and the open source Eclipse IDE.

The latest version of ActiveState's product, Komodo IDE 4, supports Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and Tcl languages. It enables client-side AJAX technologies via CSS, HTML, JavaScript and XML. U.S. licenses cost $295 for use with Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

About the Author

Kurt Mackie is senior news producer for 1105 Media's Converge360 group.


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