Navrup Johal's Blogs

Navrup is a Product Marketing Manager at ActiveState. She is responsible for the developing and executing the marketing strategy and product positioning for Stackato. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia and Masters of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University.

  • Tcl Survey 2016

    This summer, we sent out a survey to all our ActiveTcl downloaders and customers. We wanted to gain some insights into how and why people use ActiveTcl. As a result, we’ve created a handy little infographic (at the bottom of this blog) depicting the survey results--but I thought I would share a few highlights in this blog.

  • Webinar: The ActiveState of Tcl

    Millions of developers around the world use Tcl for rapid prototyping, scripted applications, GUIs, and testing. It’s everywhere around us - from routers, to network management tools to semiconductors. Yet Tcl remains one of the most unheralded and quietest languages in programming. But our intelligence tells us this is changing. Not only has Tcl jumped nearly 20 spots in the Tiobe rankings this month but it continues to be used in mission critical applications powering the world around us.

  • What’s Up Perl?

    Recently, Tom Radcliffe (ActiveState Director of Engineering) and Jason McIntosh, co-author of the O’Reily book "Perl & XML,” did a webinar about all things Perl. They wanted to talk about the origins of Perl, why it had become so invisible in recent years and where it was heading.

  • The Perl Paradox

    Our Director of Engineering, Tom Radcliffe, recently presented a talk at YAPC North America titled “The Perl Paradox.” This concept refers to the fact that Perl has become virtually invisible in recent years while remaining one of the most important and critical modern programming languages. Little, if any, media attention has been paid to it, despite being ubiquitous in the backrooms of the enterprise.

  • An Interview with a Perl Hacker

    Perl is invisible—like the air. Those are some commonly heard refrains when people talk about Perl. It’s been around for so long, doing such a good job holding together the internet, that we don’t even notice it’s there. But here at ActiveState, we are in a unique position as both the creator of the first Perl for Windows distribution and as the leading supplier of Enterprise Perl solutions. While everyone else is neglecting Perl, our Perl business is vibrant, alive, and growing.

  • How to Prevent IT Disasters with Off-the-Shelf Solutions
    How to Prevent IT Disasters with Off-the-Shelf Solutions

    Large software projects are like catnip to corporations and governments. There’s something irresistible to them about wanting to create and build a system, perfectly customized and tailored to their needs and uses. Despite billions wasted, deadlines blown, and huge PR nightmares - companies keep pushing forward thinking theirs will be the project that defies expectations.

    And there’s been some very public and very large disasters all along the way:

  • Komodo for Tcl
    Komodo for Tcl

    Tcl is an ideal language for scripting, testing, and rapid prototyping. And millions of developers around the world rely on ActiveTcl to build and maintain business- and mission-critical applications. It’s used in aerospace, engineering, CAD and even in Cisco routers and core networking infrastructure.

  • Top 7 Blogs for 2015
    ActiveState Top Blogs 2015

    It's that time of year again - our favourite blogs of the year! The selection criterion was simple: which blogs did we remember the most, told an interesting story or were the most entertaining. Without further ado, here they are in chronological order:

  • Microservices Tips & Tricks
    Microservices Tips & Tricks

    Microservices based architectures are not new but are suddenly in the spotlight due to their powerful and sophisticated practices enabling streamlined application development and deployment. However, transitioning from a monolithic approach to a microservices-based architecture requires not only technical expertise, but organizational buy-in as well. In a recent ActiveState webinar, John Wetherill and Phil Whelan discussed a number of tips and tricks to help companies transition to and get the most out a microservices-based approach.

  • New RSS Feed Location

    This is a short and sweet PSA about our RSS feed. In a nutshell, we're moving our RSS feed location. Anyone viewing the blog via RSS should update to the new feed at www.activestate.com/blog/rss.xml.

    If you are newly adding the feed, you will automatically use the new feed location.

    Thanks.

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