For the second year running, the Software Development (SD) Times recognizes ActiveState as a leader in tools and IDEs for enterprise developers.
Each year the SD Times 100 recognizes companies, non-commercial organizations, open source projects and other influencers for their innovation and leadership. The 2009 SD Times 100, featured in the June 15, 2009, issue of the newspaper and on SDTimes.com, is their listing of those that most broadly "set the agenda" for software development managers, developers, and the industry during the previous calendar year.
About the Tools & IDEs category: While sophisticated platforms are essential for teams, an individual programmer is only as effective as the tools on his or her desktop. Some programmers like to choose a selection of discrete tools, bringing together code editors, compilers, linkers, debuggers, analyzers and makefile utilities. Others like to work in a cutting-edge integrated development environment, preferably one that ties into other enterprise development platforms like SCM systems.