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Komodo IDE

A Powerful IDE for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux

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Komodo IDE

Komodo IDE

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About Komodo IDE

Komodo IDE is a great tool for developers who are building more than just web pages. It has support for a wide variety of languages including Ruby, Rails, PHP, and more. If you're building Ajax web applications, you should take a look at this IDE. It is also great for teams as there is a lot of collaboration support built-into the IDE.

There are two versions of Komodo: Komodo Edit and Komodo IDE.

Target Market(s): Professional Web Developers or XML Developers

Review last updated: October 29, 2011.

Komodo IDE Latest Review

Komodo IDE Version: 6.1.3
Score: 213.5
Percent: 64%
This score was generated using the methodology listed in the article: Finding the Perfect Web Editor.

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Komodo IDE Technical Details

Operating System(s): Windows Macintosh Linux or UNIX

Komodo IDE Features

  • Text editor
  • HTML validator
  • Accessibility validator
  • CSS validator
  • XML validator
  • Page preview
  • Save pages as HTML with DTD
  • Write HTML 5 documents
  • Write XHTML documents
  • Color coding
  • Tag completion
  • FTP or Site manager
  • FTPs or Secure FTP
  • Search and replace
  • Extended search and replace (across multiple documents)
  • Edit multiple files/tabbed file editing
  • Special character tools
  • Can edit JavaScript
  • Helps with Ajax JSON, or jQuery pages
  • Can edit CSS
  • Additional CSS assistance
  • CSS 3 properties and selectors
  • Can edit PHP, ASP, or JSP
  • Database connectivity
  • Edit XML and/or RSS
  • Save snippets of code
  • Free templates
  • Free scripts
  • Version control
  • Support for teams editing the site (beyond version control)
  • Customizable or extendable
  • Free trial
  • Upgrade discounts or freeware
  • No limits on free or trial version
  • No subscription fee required
  • Sync your site by directory
  • Save searches to use later with a plugin

What’s Missing from Komodo IDE

  • WYSIWYG editor
  • Alternate browser or OS preview
  • Mobile device preview
  • Mobile scripts, functions, or links
  • Create mobile web applications
  • Package mobile apps for delivery on app stores
  • Edit images
  • Connects to graphics software
  • Multimedia functions
  • Assistance with adding videos to websites
  • Ability to add video and audio using HTML5 with fallback options
  • Save Adobe AIR files
  • Save files as PDF
  • Link checker
  • CSS3 media queries tools built-in
  • Dynamic page rendering and editing with server-side programming languages (PHP, JSP, ASP, CFM, etc.)
  • Google sitemaps
  • Spell checking
  • Writes to blogs
  • Form wizard
  • Photo gallery builder
  • Ecommerce tools
  • SEO assistance built-in
  • Captcha support or other methods of protecting forms

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Full price: $295.00 Upgrade price: $95.00

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User Reviews

 5 out of 5
XML CAM Editor v2.3, Member xmlorb

Very simple to create XML structures from scratch, then generate schema, models, XML examples with live data from SQL data store.For more sophisticated needs can import and manipulate existing XSD sc…More

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