Komodo IDE

Komodo IDE

Integrated development environment (IDE) for dynamic programming languages
3.9  (8 votes)
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Komodo IDE is a commercial variant of ActiveState Software's Komodo product. Its purpose is software development using most widely used programming and designing languages. It's not an instrument any newcomer would find instantly manageable, but in the hands of even a semi-experienced developer it can make wonders.

The program has a simple interface that can be called plain by some, but its perfect for its purpoe as a highly functional tool for programming and development. Every menu, button and field are clearly visible, it's easy to navigate and configure the code you are writing. A change in color scheme can help if you find the interface a bit difficult. It's really easy to access to all your files, tools, bookmarks, etc, using conveniently placed toolbars.

Functionality of Komodo IDE is rather impressive. The program allows for easy code writing, with tracking and editing instruments that help fix and optimize your work and its results. Features and functions are numerous: shell integration, package manager, fast code navigation, version control, debugging, testing and much more.

Komodo IDE supports a great deal of programming languages, including BASIC, C++, C#, Cobol, Erlang, Forth, Fortran, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Lua, Lisp, Pascal, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Tcl, CSS, HTML, LaTeX, XML, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and Tcl.

All in all, if you want to make something solid and professional, Komodo IDE is a nice choice. It's simple in look, but complex in content and can be used with a bit of experience and skill.

James Lynch
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Review summary


  • Wide range of supported languages.
  • Useful tools.
  • Correction and checking.


  • Requires experience and knowledge in development.
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