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Komodo Edit 6 is now out, based on Firefox 3.5 sources

I'm a big fan of Komodo Edit for editing PHP, HTML and other code. And now, Komodo Edit 6 is officially out! Komodo Edit 6 has been in Beta for quite some time, and I've been using the Beta versions for months. This release means Edit's older brother, Komodo IDE, also made it to version 6. Some of what version 6 brings to the table: Faster performance, since it's based on Firefox 3.5 -- It's...

EtherCodes is an interesting code editor for real-time collaboration

Finally, someone has gone and done it: EtherCodes is a mashup of EtherPad and Skywriter (formerly known as Bespin). In simple terms, it's a collaborative, real-time, Web-based code editor, with syntax highlighting for C, C++, C#, Java, PHP, Python, JavaScript, Ruby (yay!), and HTML. It's currently in alpha, but I've played around with it, and it feels quite solid. It really feels like a hybrid....

Rails 3.0 is finally out, with a ton of updates

In a nutshell: Rails 3 is now officially out! This is a pretty big deal for the Rails community, and it's a release that will reverberate all across the web in many subtle forms. Lots of high-profile sites are Rails-based (think Twitter and Github), and version 3.0 is a massive update. Searching through O'Reilly's Safari Books Online I was unable to find a Rails 3 book – I guess these...

How to collaborate on a Ruby file (or any other code) in real-time

The other day I asked about real-time collaborative Ruby editing. I mean, I found Amy Editor, but it just wasn't good enough. It was too slow and wonky, and didn't work well. Well, I still needed a tool for coding collaboratively over the net, so I kept hunting and searching. And what do you know – it turns out Notepad++ has a plug-in that does exactly what I need. Notepad++ is an awesome...

Amy Editor provides real-time collaborative Ruby editing (and more)

Amy Editor is an interesting find; it is an advanced online programmer's editor, which apparently has not been touched since April 2008 (current build is 080401, dubbed version 1.0). But it's still online, and it is very, very impressive. My need was simple: I need to collaborate on a Ruby project with someone in real-time, working on the same file while discussing it on Skype. And I wanted...

TryRuby is an awesome way to learn a new programming language

Ruby is one of those trendy programming languages. It's supposed to be all "elegant" and stuff. 37signals uses it, and it has one of the craziest textbooks I have ever seen in my life. In other words, it's a language that's trying hard to woo my inner hipster, and I must say, it's kind of working. So, I started playing around with it. I made a simple script, modified another script and did all...

Pusher is a developer framework for realtime "push" HTML5 webapps

This one is for hardcore HTML5 and Ruby developers: Pusher is a private-beta HTML5 tool which helps developers create webapps featuring real-time collaboration a-la EtherPad, only faster (judging by the demo video, at least). For some reason the video cannot be embedded, but it shows two browser windows (admittedly on the same computer), and you can see the developer dragging "notes" around a...

Overlapr: Find your Twitter commonalities

Web-apps that utilize the Twitter API are a dime a dozen these days, thanks to the micro-blogging services skyrocketing popularity. Dan Benjamin has just joined the mix with his own creation: Overlapr. Overlapr is an easy way to find out how many followers (or friends) overlap across two Twitter accounts. Enter in two Twitter usernames and you can easily see how many followers they share and with...

Twitter Developers answer our burning questions

Some of our questions about Twitter's recent and well documented downtime have been answered by the Twitter Dev team. This is a nice move from Twitter, and we've watched a slow progression into open communication and transparency happen over the past few weeks in Twitter-land. They've been using services like Get Satisfaction to open up the conversation with those who are passionate enough to...

SXSW Day Four

Day four and we've lost track of which hurt more, our livers or our feet. After yesterday's Facebook keynote revolt, we planned on a day of exceptional interviews and kept our tightly packed schedules close at hand. As they often warn, life is what happens when you're making other plans. We did manage to hook up with the folks at Twine for a fantastic interview which really explained what's...

Dev Chair : Do we want scientists or engineers?

Good computer science graduates do not make good software developers. Really, I mean it. But for the polar opposite reason that these two New York University computer science professors think. When I was in high school my physics teacher once told us, "All physics experiments work. They just may not work the way you want them to." This encapsulates neatly what software development is all about....

Microsoft releases initial support for "IronRuby"

Microsoft, the captains of closed source, have officially taken the first steps to support Ruby within the .Net environment, a move seen as a way to cozy up to the upcoming generation of hardcore web developers who've cut their teeth on the Ruby language. Released under the "Microsoft Permissive License", IronRuby uses the Dynamic Languages Runtime to get the job done. Support at this point is...

Easy HTML To Any Script Converter

Sometimes the headlines just write themselves. Easy HTML To Any Script Converter deserves an award for most accurately named program - ever! It does just what it says. The basic idea is that you paste in a block of HTML, select a language, hit go, and copy the code into your application. The Converter delivers a block of code for the particular language you selected with all offending characters...

Collaborate with web tools at Protolize

If you are a developer or designer looking for a list of great tools, check out the Protolize database. Tony has archived a listing of the most current and useful web tools. With categories ranging from CSS, Javascript, Ajax, PHP, Ruby, Flash, CMS, and Inspiration, you will surely get cooking with some top grade code. Each link is rated, and most contain a little description of what it works for...

Free Ruby e-book for Newbies

Have you ever wanted to learn about Ruby (the programming language) or learn more of it, or just know what they call what you already know? This little e-book will help you out. It is free, and is available online, for download, or as a printed copy (not free). Mr. Neighborly's Humble Little Ruby Book is a great resource for programmers and newbies alike. You will find out about Jeff, the dancing...