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Review of the new Komodo IDE 6: Great new features, one gripe

Dec 09, 2010, 14:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"For those in the market for a quality developer's IDE (Integrated Development Environment), the recently released Komodo IDE 6 is definitely worth looking at. I've been using Komodo since its first version and it steadily keeps getting better. The first few versions were pretty rough, and back then I did more PHP development, so I had opted for Zend Studio, which handled PHP development better. But when Zend decided to use Eclipse for the foundation of Zend Studio, I once again went back to using Komodo regularly. Since then, I have also been developing more in Python than in PHP, which makes Komodo a natural fit. When I do swing back to PHP, Komodo can handle it, as it also does when I need to do a little bit of work in Perl.

"Database Explorer

"Komodo IDE 6 has some notable new features. The first is the Database Explorer, which lets you poke around in local or remote databases. This is a real boon for developers that need to work with SQL data; instead of flipping between programs, you can stay in Komodo to get your work done. It has also redesigned its file management with a new file manager called Places; this also changes how Projects are handled as they are more tightly integrated in the new Places file manager. Places handles both local and remote file systems and allows you to do much more than the previous file manager did — in fact, all file manipulation such as copying, creating new files or folders, and so forth, can all be done in the new Places view."

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