April Newsletter Quick Poll Results
by Sheila Louis

Sheila Louis, May 11, 2011

In our April ActiveState newsletter, we asked participants for feedback on three items in our monthly quick poll. Our quick polls are short and sweet--subscribe to our monthly newsletter if you'd like to participate in future polls and score yourself some great prizes just for participating!

We wanted to share our results from our most recent poll:

What's the most important aspect when considering a language update?

Note: If you're a Perl programmer, keep your eyes peeled... Perl 5.14 is set to be released this week, which means that ActivePerl 5.14 will follow very shortly thereafter!

PaaS (platform as a service) is the latest buzz these days. If you were deploying your app to a PaaS, what would you language of choice be?

Were you one of the many respondents who said you want to use Python or Perl to deploy to a PaaS? If so, check out our new offering, Stackato: the first end-to-end enterprise cloud platform for dynamic languages. Based on Cloud Foundry and starting with Python and Perl, ActiveState is entering that wonderful world of cloud. Be part of our Developer Preview!

How do you prefer to get your technical training?

If you develop in Perl or Tcl and are looking for a great online book resource, we've teamed up with O'Reilly Media Inc. to offer subscribers of ActivePerl Pro Studio and ActiveTcl Pro Studio access to Safari Bookshelf.

With Pro Studio you'll get a developer kit (PDK or TDK), Komodo IDE, plus access to Safari Books Online, all in one bundle! Don't forget that Pro Studio is on sale—save $100 per license until the end of May!

April's quick poll lucky draw winner was Les Kendrall. Congrats, Les, we'll be in touch to arrange shipment of your new ActiveState t-shirt.

Got ideas on other polls we should run? Leave a comment, and we just might include them in future quick polls!

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Sheila Louis is Director of Marketing, Developer Tools at ActiveState Software. Her passion is communications within the high-tech field, and her background is in software development, customer service, tech support and marketing.