Posts about perl

10 Interesting Uses of Perl, Python, and Tcl

By Graham Stuart, November 19, 2010

ActiveStateDynamic languages have the reputation of being great for quick prototyping of an application, or for quick “duct tape” fixes to link systems together.  When it is time to go to full scale production, most people assume that traditional languages, such as Java or C/C#, will be running under the hood.  This isn’t necessarily the case.

Category: perl, python, tcl

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.

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

Back to Work: We've got you covered!

By Sheila Louis, September 7, 2010

Summer's ending: kids are going back to school, the sun is setting earlier, and you're heading back to work. Why not upgrade your Komodo IDE, Perl Dev Kit or Tcl Dev kit to a Pro Studio developer bundle while the savings are good?

Category: perl, promotions, tcl

How to Migrate Perl Server-to-Server

By Graham Stuart, September 3, 2010

Migrating Perl server to serverSooner or later everybody swaps out hardware. Installing the new gear is usually the easy part. How do you get your applications transferred across, as quickly as possible, and make sure they work on the new system?

Category: perl

Celebrating 22 Builds of Komodo by the LA Zoo

By , August 30, 2010

Komodo [heart] LA ZooLast Thursday the LA Zoo & Botanical Gardens tweeted that they’d successfully hatched 22 Komodo dragons (more info). That’s awesome! Congratulations to the Zoo staff on their efforts.

Category: perl, python, tcl

Deployment & distribution: PerlApp or ActivePerl OEM?

By Angie Hirata, August 27, 2010

PerlApp or ActivePerl OEM

With thousands of people downloading ActivePerl and Perl Dev Kit to get started with creating applications or scripts with Perl, one of the questions we often get is - "When can I use PerlApp to distribute my application, and when do I need an OEM license to redistribute ActivePerl?"

So here are some basic guidelines:

Category: perl

Perl 5.12: Ready to Make the Move?

By Angie Hirata, August 13, 2010

Last week we hosted a webinar on Perl called "Keeping up with Perl: development, upgrade and deployment options for Perl 5.12 ", where 79% of the audience was considering an upgrade to Perl 5.12. Jan Dubois, senior Perl developer and Troy Topnik, technical writer, covered a wide range of topics to answer the important question: now that ActivePerl 5.12 and Perl Dev Kit 9 are available, are you ready to make the move?

Jan and Troy covered:

Tags: activeperl, perl
Category: perl

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.

ppm install MinGW

By Troy Topnik, January 28, 2009

Here's a really cool development for ActivePerl users on Windows. MinGW is now available from the ActiveState PPM repository:

 C:\>ppm install MinGW

This installs the MinGW tools (gcc, dlltool, ar, etc.) and dmake in ActivePerl's 'site/bin' directory.

Category: perl
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