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R vs Python: A False Dichotomy

By Tom Radcliffe, February 23, 2016

There have been a few articles lately posing the age old question: “Is R or Python a better language to learn for a budding young data scientist?"

The consensus answer appears to be “It depends”, but in reality there’s no need to choose between R and Python, because you can have both.

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Python Cons

By Tom Radcliffe, February 17, 2016

Yes, the title of this blog is a three-way pun, although neither Lisp nor conferences will be mentioned.

There was a nice article on Quora recently replying to a question on the downsides of the Python programming language

Python vs. Java: Duck Typing, Parsing on Whitespace and Other Cool Differences

By Tom Radcliffe, January 26, 2016

PythonPython has a lot to offer Java developers, and the languages are interesting both in their similarities and their differences. In a prior blog, I discussed the differences between Python and Java at a higher level.

Top 7 Blogs for 2015

By Navrup Johal, December 30, 2015

ActiveState Top Blogs 2015It’s that time of year again - our favourite blogs of the year! The selection criterion was simple: which blogs did we remember the most, told an interesting story or were the most entertaining. Without further ado, here they are in chronological order:

An Interview with David Ascher from the Mozilla Foundation

By Kathy Thomas, December 16, 2015

The core philosophy of the Mozilla Foundation is to promote the "values of an open internet to the broader world." So given the recent announcements about open source technology, Google open sourcing TensorFlow and Automattic’s doing the same for Wordp

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.

Free Dev Tools Software for Your School's Lab or Classroom

By Kathy Thomas, September 24, 2015

Deploy your apps to any cloudThe notion of "developers conquering the world" is not new. Programming is the "it" profession with the demand for coders outstripping supply.

Back to Work Sale - September Savings

By Sheila Louis, September 1, 2015

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Meeting our Komodo Users: Gary Chau, Knight IT Inc.

By Michael Kanasoot, April 3, 2013

Gary Chau, a Python developer at Knight IT Inc. recently contacted us about upgrading to the latest version of Komodo IDE. It turns out Gary has been a big fan of Komodo and ActivePython since 2003.

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ActivePython 2.5 & 2.6: Extended Support Options

By Troy Topnik, March 28, 2012
ActivePython

ActivePython Community Edition 2.5 and 2.6 are no longer available for free download.

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