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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

Category: announcements, python

Dynamic Language Developers Are Looking To Build Cloud-based Applications in Next Year

By Liliya Apostolova, May 28, 2010

Last week, we announced the results of an informal survey of over 140 developers, architects and managers and got some good insights into how and when enterprise developers are planning to deploy cloud applications.  

The survey found:

"Must-Have" Python Packages for Finance Survey

By Liliya Apostolova, May 20, 2010

Recently the US Securities and Exchange Commission issued a proposal that, in addition to the English narratives, Asset-backed securities issuers also file a Python computer program to document the flow of funds (or waterfall) provisions of the transaction.

New Poll Results: Open Source License Compliance A Major Concern for Enterprises

By Liliya Apostolova, May 4, 2010

Last week, we conducted an informal poll amongst 70 IT professionals including a mix of engineers, information architects, lawyers and CIOs. The survey was conducted in a webinar entitled “Safeguarding against the risks of improper open source licensing – valuable lessons for software/hardware vendors” by Greg Olson, a senior partner at Olliance Group and Bart Copeland, President and CEO of ActiveState.

Two things stood out in the poll results:

Category: announcements, perl, python, tcl

What's New in ActivePerl - Rollout of Features from Perl 5.12

By Jan Dubois, April 14, 2010

Yesterday, we released our blog post Perl 5 is Alive, tracing the history of Perl 5 development and commenting on the continued commitment from the Perl community to Perl development. A day after the release of Perl 5.12 by the Perl Foundation, ActiveState released ActivePerl 5.12. Based on Perl 5.12, this release contains a long list of smaller new features, bug fixes and some deprecations.

Category: announcements

ActiveState Releases ActivePython 2.6.5.12 and ActivePython 3.1.2.3

By Sridhar Ratnakumar, March 25, 2010

After the core Python release team released Python 2.6.5 and 3.1.2 this past weekend, the Python team at ActiveState was hard at work to deliver the corresponding ActivePython release as soon as possible.

We are pleased to announce the availability of both ActivePython 2.6.5.12 and ActivePython 3.1.2.3.

Without much further ado, here is what you should know about these two releases:

50% of developers concerned about open source redistribution rights

By Liliya Apostolova, March 18, 2010

A couple of months ago, we commented on the Dr. Dobbs article What Developers Think, written by Jeffrey Hammond, Research Analyst for Forrester Research which concluded developers often use open source without their manager's approval.

Our March developer poll generated some interesting results showing that developers, managers and architects are all concerned with the proper licensing of open source for externally distributed applications.

New Poll Results: Top 2 Reasons Enterprise Developers Use Dynamic Languages

By Liliya Apostolova, March 15, 2010

Today we are announcing the results of an informal survey of enterprise software architects and developers that found developers benefit greatly from dynamic languages for two main reasons:

Two More Weeks Until OSBC 2010 and We’re Giving Away Passes on Twitter

By Liliya Apostolova, March 4, 2010

Free ticket PyconTwo more weeks until the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) opens doors to hundreds of open source thought leaders and open source business users in San Francisco, California on March 17-18, 2010.

ActiveState at the Open Source Business Conference

By Liliya Apostolova, February 25, 2010

osbc

Open source is becoming increasingly popular in today's enterprise. Held on March 17-18 in the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, The Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) gathers many great minds for two days of enlightening discussions on how enterprises use open source for innovation, accelerated productivity and, of course, cost cutting.

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