Posts about open source

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.

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.

The State of Open Source and Highlights from the Cloud Luminary Fireside Chats

By Michael Kanasoot, August 27, 2015

Cloud Luminary Fireside Chat

How time flies, especially in the cloud world. Less than a year ago, Bernard Golden kicked off the Cloud Luminary Fireside Chats, a series of monthly discussions with leading thinkers in the industry.

Category: open source

Building a DevOps Strategy and Environment - Fireside Chat

By Michael Kanasoot, August 11, 2015

Cloud Luminary Fireside Chat

The need for accelerated application deployment has given rise to the DevOps movement. However, despite the undoubted benefits that DevOps promises, many IT organizations struggle to understand and get started with a DevOps strategy and project.

Category: open source

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.

ActiveState's Stackato (Cloud Foundry & Docker Based PaaS) Acquired by HP

By Bart Copeland, July 28, 2015
I'm extremely happy, actually overjoyed, to announce that HP has acquired the Stackato product from ActiveState! Stackato is our platform (or PaaS) for enterprise IT departments and developers, based on various open source projects, including Cloud Foundry and Docker. Members of the team will be joining HP to help continue to grow Stackato as part of HP’s Cloud business.

The Journey to Enterprise DevOps: Process Change and Other Thorny Issues

By Michael Kanasoot, May 21, 2015
Andi Mann

Many people recognize DevOps as an enormous benefit — faster application deployment, automated toolchains, support of more granular updates, better cooperation across groups. However, less appreciated is the journey enterprise IT groups need to make to achieve this outcome.

PaaS Services Roundup (Featuring Stackato and Cloud Foundry)

By Brent Smithurst, August 26, 2014

For developers, one of the many cool things about using a PaaS is that you can easily connect your application to any type of service instead of being limited to what your IT department officially provides. That means you can use the best tool for the job, or even that you can finally find an excuse to play with a technology you hadn't previously been able to.

Category: open source, stackato

Report from OSCON: Open Source and the Enterprise

By Bernard Golden, August 5, 2014

CAB Meeting June 2014 Recently, for the first time in several years, I had the opportunity to attend OSCON -- and found it very familiar yet also significantly changed, in ways that carry strong implications for the future of IT in the enterprise.

Category: open source

I, For One, Welcome Our New Cloud Foundry Overlords

By Brent Smithurst, February 25, 2014

You may have already heard yesterday's announcement that Cloud Foundry is establishing its own independent governing foundation.

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