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4 Reasons I'm Thankful for Perl

By Troy Topnik, November 24, 2010

Getting some programmers to come up with a list of things they are thankful for in their favorite programming language is like getting a recalcitrant teenager to say grace at a family dinner. Something about the act of giving thanks seems to make us feel embarrassed and extremely uncool. Most people wouldn't even bother asking, but this Thanksgiving we decided to make a certain Perl developer squirm a bit for his turkey dinner.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you a list of things I'm apparently thankful for with relation to Perl:

Tags: activeperl, cpan, perl, ppm
Category: perl, perl

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.

New Poll Results: Open Source License Compliance A Major Concern for Enterprises

By Liliya Apostolova, May 4, 2010

Last week, we conducted an informal poll amongst 70 IT professionals including a mix of engineers, information architects, lawyers and CIOs. The survey was conducted in a webinar entitled “Safeguarding against the risks of improper open source licensing – valuable lessons for software/hardware vendors” by Greg Olson, a senior partner at Olliance Group and Bart Copeland, President and CEO of ActiveState.

Two things stood out in the poll results:

Category: announcements, perl, python, tcl

What's New in ActivePerl - Rollout of Features from Perl 5.12

By Jan Dubois, April 13, 2010

Yesterday, we released our blog post Perl 5 is Alive, tracing the history of Perl 5 development and commenting on the continued commitment from the Perl community to Perl development.

A day after the release of Perl 5.12 by the Perl Foundation, ActiveState released ActivePerl 5.12. Based on Perl 5.12, this release contains a long list of smaller new features, bug fixes and some deprecations.

Category: perl

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

New Poll Results: Top 2 Reasons Enterprise Developers Use Dynamic Languages

By Liliya Apostolova, March 15, 2010

Today we are announcing the results of an informal survey of enterprise software architects and developers that found developers benefit greatly from dynamic languages for two main reasons:

The Best Guide to Programming with Perl

By Sheila Rebellato, March 10, 2010

We reviewed Beautiful Code by Wilson and Oram earlier this week, so we wanted to do a review of a book that we recommend specifically for Perl programmers--given that we have some pretty serious Perl programmers on staff. The book most recommended is Programming Perl, 3rd Edition by Larry Wall, Tom Christiansen and Jon Orwant.

Category: ActiveBlog, perl

The cost of open source software

By Bart Copeland, February 17, 2010

Open source not freeMuch has been said in our inner open source circles about the cost of open source. But now, people outside the inner circle are understanding the value and costs associated with open source. Open source software bits are generally freely available for download, so the acquisition costs are low.

Category: open source, perl, python

What managers don't know about their developers using open source components

By Jeff Hobbs, January 29, 2010

In Jeffrey Hammond's recent article on Dr. Dobb's (What Developers Think, January 16, 2010), his survey results highlighted something we have known for some time based on the developers and companies that we talk to:

Managers don't know everything their developers are using or doing.

His survey showed that:

  • 80% of developers say they use open source components for development or application deployment

5 Licenses, 5 t-shirts, and Awesome Savings: The Season of Giving Ends Soon

By Sheila Rebellato, December 17, 2009

We're half way through December, and we just wanted to post a friendly reminder about our Season of Giving savings, since the deals end on December 31/09.

If you've been looking for the perfect opportunity to get the whole team using Komodo, PDK, TDK, or a Pro Studio bundle, now's the time:

Komodo IDE, Perl Dev Kit or Tcl Dev Kit 5-packs:
Value: $1475 Regular: $1180 Sale: $995 Save $480 ***PLUS we'll send you 5 ActiveState t-shirts

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