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ActiveState's Diane Mueller and Trent Mick to Present at OSCON

By Sheila Rebellato, July 9, 2010

OSCON 2010 in Portland, OR, is coming up really fast--we're down to less than two weeks to go!

Diane and Trent are putting the finishing touches on their planned session:
Python & Finance: US Government Mandates, Financial Modeling, and Other Snakes in the Grass

Category: events, open source, python

ActiveState at OSCON 2010 in Portland this July

By Sheila Rebellato, June 22, 2010

Join ActiveState at OSCON 2010ActiveState is a proud sponsor, speaker and attendee of this year's OSCON (Open Source Convention) in Portland, OR, July 19-23rd!

Category: events, open source

Open Source and Adult Content with Perl and PHP - Oh My!

By Jeff Hobbs, June 18, 2010

Regardless of your personal feelings toward Internet porn, the sysadmins overseeing adult websites know a thing or two about scripting and scalability. For example, keep your database clean, embrace open source for as many commodity components as possible, and only use the latest technology if it adds actual value to your site, not just for the sake of using it.

Category: open source

Yet Another Book Review of Intellectual Property and Open Source

By Eric Promislow, June 15, 2010

No, we aren't rerunning blog posts during the summer. We published a review by Romuald Restout of this book last January. It's worth reading, but I hadn't paid much attention to it, as it didn't seem to me that he was working in the trenches of consuming and creating open-source software.

Category: open source

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:

Top 5 Software Tools For Getting the C-Suite Job Done

By Bart Copeland, May 27, 2010

c-suiteAs the CEO of ActiveState, and similar to many others in the technology industry, I rely on my computer a lot. Of course, everyone uses different apps and tools depending on their job.  For example, the software tools used by developers here at ActiveState are very different from the software tools used by folks like me in the C-suite.

Category: open source

"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.

Python Crypto: State of the Art (Part 3)

By Mike Ivanov, May 11, 2010

In the previous article we looked at the two most interesting crypto toolkits. What else is out there? A lot.

Category: open source, python

A Web-Framework Weekend: LinuxFest Northwest 2010 Preview

By Eric Promislow, April 20, 2010

One of my favorite local conferences is coming up this weekend, namely LinuxFest NorthWest in Bellingham, Washington. The range of sessions has always been somewhat unpredictable, but this year features a healthy number of talks dedicated to developing web applications with the main open source frameworks. I figure it will be a good chance for me to get up to speed on any new developments I missed out on, as well as meeting people who are working in the area locally.

Category: ActiveBlog, open source

Perl 5 is Alive

By Jan Dubois, April 13, 2010

Perl 5 core development was in a downward spiral for a couple of years. Releases happened less and less frequently, the number of contributors dropped and the general outlook was getting worse and worse. This is the story how the downward trend has been reversed and how fun, optimism and even excitement has returned to Perl 5 language development.

Loss of momentum

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