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PyCon 2011 Wrap-up: The ActiveState Adventure

By Diane Mueller, March 15, 2011

ActiveState and PyConAs PyCon 2011 winds down this week with code sprints and various BoFs,  we'd like to give a shout out to the conference organizers for  bringing together the Python Community and giving us the opportunity to connect!

One Month In: How Are Your 2011 Tech Resolutions Going?

By Sheila Rebellato, February 7, 2011

New Years Resolutions for DevelopersIn the January Dynamic Languages Newsletter we asked our subscribers what their resolutions were for 2011. The results are in! The most popular developer resolutions for 2011 were:

Category: dynamic languages

All our stuff is supported on Windows 7

By Graham Stuart, December 6, 2010

ActiveState Products that work on Windows 7Are you wondering if the ActiveState product you want to use will work on Windows 7?

ActivePerl: system requirement or "batteries included"?

By Angie Hirata, November 16, 2010

ActivePerl OEM Licensing As many of you know, ActivePerl has been popular with system administrators and developers for some time. One of the things this has resulted in is many software applications leveraging ActivePerl, and pointing their customers to download directly from us.

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.  

How to Sell Enterprise Language Distributions to Your Boss

By Angie Hirata, August 9, 2010

Return on InvestmentIn working with Perl, Python, and Tcl developers in companies, many have a strong preference for using the ActiveState versions of these dynamic languages. Developers that use ActivePerl, ActivePython, and ActiveTcl appreciate how it saves them time by having easy access to pre-compiled modules through our package managers, and installers for a wide range of operating systems and platforms.

ActiveState Survey Results: Security biggest barrier to Cloud adoption

By Sheila Rebellato, August 5, 2010

July's ActiveState quick poll focused on Cloud adoption, and revealed that developers are still feeling a little 'insecure' about the cloud. Responses revealed that it would probably take both a corporate mandate and better security before most would deploy to the cloud.

What would it take to deploy your app to the cloud?

 

When asked what the barriers when deploying to public clouds, again respondents ranked security higher than all other issues.

Tags: Cloud, survey
Category: dynamic languages

The Growth of Dynamic Languages - Pythonists, Pythonistas, and Pythoneers

By Bart Copeland, July 28, 2010

As the Dynamic Languages Experts we often get asked:

  • Which open source dynamic language has the greatest usage?
  • Which open source dynamic language is currently growing the fastest in usage?

Why are these questions relevant? Our customers and partners want to know:

Category: dynamic languages

Pay Attention to Your Open Source Software Licenses

By Angie Hirata, July 13, 2010

Two times in June this year, ActiveState hosted legal webinars from expert open source lawyers to discuss some of the main legal issues surrounding open source.

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