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Python vs. Java: Duck Typing, Parsing on Whitespace and Other Cool Differences

By Tom Radcliffe, January 26, 2016

PythonPython has a lot to offer Java developers, and the languages are interesting both in their similarities and their differences. In a prior blog, I discussed the differences between Python and Java at a higher level.

Top 7 Blogs for 2015

By Navrup Johal, December 30, 2015

ActiveState Top Blogs 2015It’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:

An Interview with David Ascher from the Mozilla Foundation

By Kathy Thomas, December 16, 2015

The core philosophy of the Mozilla Foundation is to promote the "values of an open internet to the broader world." So given the recent announcements about open source technology, Google open sourcing TensorFlow and Automattic’s doing the same for Wordp

Enterprises and Open Source: The Important Role of Commercial Distributions

By Bart Copeland, December 1, 2015

I recently did a webinar with Jay Lyman, Research Manager at 451 Research, discussing the trends in open source programming language adoption by enterprises and how they impact the overall business.

ActivePython vs. Open Source Python: What's the Difference

By Jennifer Lawler, November 5, 2015

I recently stumbled upon on old forum question inquiring why someone would use ActivePython instead of Python. That prompted me to write this blog, because it's important to remember that our language distributions are "more" than just the language itself.

Python GUI Programming: wxPython vs. tkinter

By Tom Radcliffe, October 14, 2015

Even though the Tcl/Tk-based UI module called tkinter is a fairly standard part of the Python distribution and has been for ages, it often gets ignored by developers who have come to Python from other directions.

My own background is mostly in the C/C++ world, where I had deep experience with Qt and wxWidgets. That made it natural and easy to focus on wxPython when I started using Python ten years ago. I knew tkinter existed, but didn't pay it much attention.

Category: dynamic languages

Free Dev Tools Software for Your School's Lab or Classroom

By Kathy Thomas, September 24, 2015

Deploy your apps to any cloudThe notion of "developers conquering the world" is not new. Programming is the "it" profession with the demand for coders outstripping supply.

Back to Work Sale - September Savings

By Sheila Louis, September 1, 2015

ActiveState Back to Work Savings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ActiveState: What's Next

By Bart Copeland, August 5, 2015

ActiveState: What's Next?People have been asking me, "What's happening to ActiveState now, after the sale of Stackato business (our private PaaS business) to HP?" This is an obvious question when you consider that so much of the ActiveState marketing that has dominated the headlines for the last few years has been Stackato-related. But ActiveState is comprised of a number of businesses. We have an IDE business, a Python business, a Perl business, and a Tcl business.

Save big this Thanksgiving weekend! Up to $100 off on developer tools!

By Ivan Tay, November 27, 2013

Get Ready for Huge Savings this Black Friday!2013 has been a fruitful year for us and we would like to give thanks in the best way possible: passing savings onto our supporters! From Thanksgiving Thursday to Cyber Monday, we will be holding a dev tools sale just for you: 

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