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YouTube Video: Lessons Learned at ActiveState building for the Cloud

By Diane Mueller, July 22, 2011

Just because it's in the cloud, doesn't mean development and deployment is effortless and many of us have stumbled. The cloud presents infrastructure and development challenges in a new way. Here at ActiveState, we've been leveraging the cloud in a variety of our product offerings the most recent of which is Stackato - our cloud platform for creating a private PaaS.

Favorite Twitter-based App on Stackato: Candidate Buzz

By Diane Mueller, July 18, 2011

Stackato cloud platform sample Ruby app on a PaaSSince Stackato’s launch in May, we've watched with interest as Stackato beta testers mixed and matched their favorite languages, web frameworks and databases to create new applications and migrate existing ones.

ActiveState Acquires Perl Cloud Company Phenona

By Bart Copeland, June 14, 2011

ActiveState Acquires Phenona for Perl CloudWe're pleased to announce that we've acquired Phenona, a Perl PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) cloud company based in Seattle, WA.

Freedom Fighter or Centralized Paranoia? Open World Forum Keynote by Eben Moglen

By Bart Copeland, January 18, 2011

Last fall I attended the Olliance Group's Think Tank and Open World Forum 2010 (OWF) in Paris.  It was a productive trip and I highly recommend attending these events in the wonderful city of Paris.

Category: events, open source

Getting Started with the ActivePython AMI on EC2

By Sheila Rebellato, January 13, 2011

Getting Started with the ActivePython AMI on EC2Want to get started using Python in the Cloud?

Category: open source, python

Survey Results: Open Source Use and Policies

By Sheila Rebellato, January 5, 2011

In the December ActiveState Newsletter Quick Poll, we asked our readers about their open source use and policies.

92% of developers surveyed use open source in their personal development--but what about corporate use of open source?

Of those surveyed, almost 85% work in a corporate environment.

Furthermore:

Category: open source

How to install CPAN modules into ActivePerl

By Jan Dubois, October 22, 2010

ActivePerl already includes many modules for common tasks like accessing databases, using network services, parsing XML files, compressing and decompressing data, or creating GUI applications.

Category: open source, perl

Open Source Indemnification: Why You Should Care

By Bart Copeland, September 22, 2010

With the recent rise in software copyright claims filed (such as Oracle’s lawsuit against Google for copyright/patent infringement related to Java), companies are realizing more than ever that indemnification protection against costly lawsuits is important.

Category: open source

ActiveState Code Gets a Facelift

By Kendra Penrose, September 14, 2010

ActiveState Code FaceliftWe have recently rejuvinated ActiveState Code and it's ready for public consumption.  ActiveState Code (together with the ActiveState Community site) is ActiveState's developer community site.

Category: open source

Python & Finance: US SEC Mandates, Financial Modeling, and Other Snakes in the Grass - OSCON Presentation

By Diane Mueller, July 29, 2010

As promised, here's the slidedeck from my recent OSCON2010 presentation.

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