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Open Source: Standing in the Shadows of IT

By Michael Blanchard, April 14, 2016

OpenI recently asked a friend why he was sending me a work document that listed client names and other business data to my inbox. He then realized he had unwittingly stored a very sensitive work document in a DropBox account that was shared among friends.

Category: open source, perl

Perl QA Hackathon 2016

By Sheila Louis, April 7, 2016

Perl QA HackathonAt ActiveState, Perl has always been a big focus for us. You may have seen a few blogs from us recently on the pervasiveness of this (almost) 30-year-old language in the enterprise and examples of where Perl is being used today.

Category: events, perl

Perl - The Secret Workhorse

By Jeff Rouse, March 3, 2016

Something we’ve been aware of at ActiveState for a long time, but the industry at large doesn’t seem to know, is that Perl is the secret workhorse across several industries. A mission-critical language with decades of development behind it, Perl turns an amazing 30 years old next year.

Category: dynamic languages, perl

Perl Modules Updated with OpenSSL 1.0.2g

By Andy Grundman, March 1, 2016

OpenSSL 1.0.2g was released today, containing fixes for a variety of security vulnerabilities. While we don't believe these vulnerabilities will impact most people, ActivePerl makes it easy to upgrade any installed SSL modules to the latest version. There are nine modules listed below that we build with OpenSSL.

Windows DLL Relocation and Perl

By Andy Grundman, February 10, 2016

Recently a nasty bug was discovered in the way Perl builds DLL files on Windows when compiling with GCC. If an application needed to load two DLL files that overlapped their memory space, the usual OS relocation process would fail because the DLLs contained duplicate relocation tables. This bug was particularly tricky to track down because it generally only affected large applications that embed Perl or ones that load many XS modules. Thanks to Daniel Dragan and Jan Dubois for locating the problem and coming up with a fix.

Category: perl

Perl Dev KIt 9.5 Released

By Tom Radcliffe, January 21, 2016

I'm very happy to announce that we have released Perl Dev Kit (PDK) 9.5. PDK provides developers with essential tools for building and deploying Perl applications and includes versions of PerlApp and Filter Builder for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris. PDK 9.5 is now compatible with ActivePerl 5.14 through 5.22.

This release of PDK includes fixes to correctly handle an issue in a core Perl module. 

Category: perl

Security Patches for ActivePerl

By Tom Radcliffe, January 12, 2016

Perl Security Patches In mid-December a number of security issues were identified in core modules of the Perl language. The first--found by David Golden of MongoDB and patched with code from Tony Cook--involved the File::Spec::canonpath() returning “untainted” strings even when passed “tainted” inputs.

Category: perl

Installing CPAN Modules on ActivePerl 5.18 and Later

By Andy Grundman, January 7, 2016

CPAN is a critical library for Perl programmers, and knowing how to install modules from this repository into ActivePerl is important. In a prior blog we showed how to do the installation on older versions of ActivePerl, and in this one we've provided a new step-by-step guide for those on ActivePerl 5.18 or later.

While we include a wide variety of modules in ActivePerl, you may want to utilize additional modules from CPAN. Once you have found a module you like, you have two choices:

Category: perl

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.

High Performance Image Resizing With Image::Scale

By Andy Grundman, October 28, 2015

The ProblemTech Crunch Disrupt

Category: perl
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