Komodo IDE

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Komodo IDE
Komodo IDE Logo.png
Screenshot of Komodo IDE 9.2 running on OS X Yosemite
Screenshot of Komodo IDE 9.2 running on OS X Yosemite
Developer(s) ActiveState
Initial release May 2000; 18 years ago (2000-05)
Stable release
11.0.2[1] / December 19, 2017; 9 months ago (2017-12-19)[2]
Written in C++, C, XUL, Perl, Python, JavaScript, CSS
Operating system
Type Source code editor, IDE
License Proprietary
Website www.komodoide.com

Komodo IDE is an integrated development environment (IDE) for dynamic programming languages. It was introduced in May 2000. Many of Komodo's features are derived from an embedded Python interpreter.[3]

Komodo IDE uses the Mozilla and Scintilla code base as they share many features and support the same languages (including Python, Perl, PHP, Ruby, Tcl, SQL, Smarty, CSS, HTML and XML) and operating systems (Linux, OS X, and Windows). The editor component is implemented using the Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAPI), with the Scintilla view embedded in the XML User Interface Language (XUL) interface in the same manner as a web browser plugin.

Komodo IDE has an open-source counterpart called Komodo Edit. Both share much of the same code base, Komodo IDE containing the more advanced IDE features such as debugging, unit testing, etc.

Both Komodo Edit and IDE support user customizing via plug-ins and macros. Komodo plug-ins are based on Mozilla Add-ons and extensions can be searched for, downloaded, configured, installed and updated from within the application. Available extensions include a Document Object Model (DOM) inspector, pipe features, additional language support and user interface enhancements.

Komodo IDE has features such as integrated debugger support, DOM viewer, interactive shells, source code control integration, and the ability to select the engine used to run regular expressions, to ensure compatibility with the final deployment target. The commercial version also adds code browsing, a database explorer, collaboration, support for many popular source code control systems, and more.[4] Independent implementations of some of these features, such as the database editor, git support, and remote FTP file access, are available in the free version via Komodo Edit's plugin system.


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