Has anyone here tried the Komodo IDE from ActiveState/SOPHOS? I'm downloading the Personal trial now, just to look it over. However, I'd applreciate (and love to hear) any opinions.
I used Komodo for a while. The regular expressions debugger was nice and so was the syntax highlighting and automatic syntax checking, but really, once I discovered GVIM, I never looked back.
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I use Komodo every day for Perl and PHP. I haven't tried loads of other IDEs, so I can't tell you how it stacks up against every competitor out there. For the languages I'm working in, I definitely think it speeds up development. As was mentioned earlier, the regular expression tester/toolkit utility is very nice. You will find little foibles with the software. For example, sometimes the "code folder" gets confused after you put braces in the wrong place, and can't collapse a procedure completely. Sometimes the debugger will run right past a breakpoint that you've set in the code. But overall, very good. (I'm running one version behind, so maybe these bugs have been patched in the latest release...)
Are people serious about using Komodo for languages like Perl and PHP? I saw someone mentioning GUI apps and that might good ... I dunno as I don't do those. Emacs, TextPad ... I've never used more than these for Perl/PHP. Of course I use a framework (template::toolkit in perl and smarty or savant in PHP with objects and controllers for both), maybe that's a difference. Has anyone who is knows the langauge where you can just think and type 90% of the time, and is good with Emacs or Textpad so you write macros and stuff, have any of you then switched to some IDE?
Thanks, everyone, for the advice and experience. It's appreciated.
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