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Linux Developers choose Python as Best Programming Language and Scripting Language!

By Diane Mueller, November 10, 2010

Linux Journal 2010 Readers' Choice AwardsAccording to Linux Journal readers, Python is both the best programming language and the best scripting language out there. This year, more than 12,000 developers on weighed in on what tools are helping them work and play as part of the Linux Journal's 2010 Readers' Choice Award -  and it came as no surprise to those of us at ActiveState that Python came out on top as both the Best Scripting Language (beating out PHP, bash, PERL and Ruby) - and for the second straight year, Python also won as the Best Programming Language, once again edging out C++, Java, C and Perl for the honors.

At ActiveState, we continue see a steady stream of ActivePython Community Edition downloads, more enterprise deployments of ActivePython Business Edition, and a steady increase in the number of enterprise-ready Python packages in our PyPM Index that are being used by our customers over a wide range of verticals including high-tech, financial services, healthcare, and aerospace companies. Python has matured into an enterprise-class programming language that continues to nuture it's scripting world roots.  We're happy to see Python get the recognition that it so justly deserves!

Python 3.1 Available with ActivePython

By Diane Mueller, October 27, 2010

Python 3.1 now available in ActivePythonPython is constantly evolving, and ActiveState is pleased to announce the availablity of ActivePython builds for Python 3.1.2 as part of our ongoing effort to make the latest releases of the Python language available to our customers.  

Komodo 6.0 RC 1: More Stable, Places UI Love

By , September 9, 2010

We (ActiveState) released Komodo 6.0 RC 1 today and we want your feedback. If you are using beta 3 from about a month ago you can update via Komodo's Help > Check for Updates... menu entry.

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Top 3 Open Source Databases: ActiveState Survey Results

By Diane Mueller, September 8, 2010

Along with our recent ActiveState release of key Python database connector modules, ActiveState surveyed our developer community about what Open Source database they were using in production environments, what platforms they were deploying their databases on, what size their production databases actually were and if any of them were putting their production database onto clouds.

Here are the Survey results:

(1) What open source software databases do you currently use in your production environment(s)?

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Komodo 6.0 Beta 3: Faster, More Stable, Invoke Tool panel

By , August 4, 2010

We (ActiveState) released Komodo 6.0 beta 3 today and we want your feedback. If you tried beta 2 from about a month ago and hit stability issues, I’m pleased to note that we’ve squashed a few major crasher bugs: beta 3 is much more stable. We’ve made some significant performance improvements as well. Update via Komodo’s Help > Check for Updates… menu entry and give it another try.

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ActiveState comments on SEC proposed use of Python

By Diane Mueller, August 3, 2010

US SECActiveState has submitted its comments to the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC's) Proposed Rule on Asset-Backed Securities [Release Nos. 33-9117; 34-61858; File No. S7-08-10].

ActiveState wrote in support of the SEC's proposed use of Python in the preparation of a waterfall computer program in the offering disclosure, and reporting for asset-backed securities.

Tags: python, sec
Category: announcements, python

ActiveState Komodo 6, Projects, Extensions and You

By Eric Promislow, July 14, 2010

With the second beta of Komodo 6, you're going to see a few changes to the project system. For years, the project system has served triple duty as a file manager, a toolbox, and a general container for preferences and other resources. We knew that, while the project system was adequate, we could improve the way Komodo handles files and tools.

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Komodo 6.0 Beta 2: HTML 5, CSS 3, Python 3, Database Explorer, Publishing, ...

By Trent Mick, July 14, 2010

We (ActiveState) released Komodo 6.0 beta 2 yesterday and we want your feedback, bugs and IDE dreams. While we've made nightlies available since almost the first builds of Komodo 6, we feel that Komodo 6 is getting stable enough that it is time to start talking about it more to get a wider audience trying it and giving us feedback on what we've done so far.

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ActivePython 2.7 released - and what 2.7 means for Python’s future

By Sridhar Ratnakumar, July 7, 2010

ActivePythonThe last major planned version in the 2.x series, Python 2.7, was released last weekend. ActiveState swiftly prepared a corresponding ActivePython release for your downloading pleasure. Click here to download ActivePython.

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Must-Have Python Packages for Finance

By Diane Mueller, June 23, 2010

With the rise in visibility of the extensive use of Python in Finance driven by the recent SEC proposal (PDF) to require that most asset-backed securities issuers file a python computer program to model and document the flow of funds (or waterfall) provisions of the transaction, we thought it timely to ask the "must-have" Python packag

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