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We're Giving Away a Kindle! Enter our Stackato Sample App Contest to Win

By Diane Mueller, August 3, 2011

Win yourself an Amazon Kindle and major bragging rights!

What do homebuilders have in common with developers?

By Angie Hirata, August 3, 2011

When we speak to ISVs, aerospace/defense contractors, or hardware manufacturers that have software interfaces - many of them like to use languages like Perl, Python, or Tcl to build or provide some functionality in their applications. However, some also ask "why should I use ActivePerl/Python/Tcl if open source options are free?"

Category: perl, perl, python, tcl

OSCON 2011 Wrap-up: Cloudy with lots of Data

By Diane Mueller, August 1, 2011

Once again, the journey to the lovely city of Portland for OSCON 2011 was definitely worth the trip. Kudos to O'Reilly for combining OSCON, with OSCON Data and OSCON Java bringing an even wider variety of communities to the Open Source conversation. For me, the inclusion of the Data stream made the trip worthwhile.

YouTube Video: Lessons Learned at ActiveState building for the Cloud

By Diane Mueller, July 22, 2011

Just because it's in the cloud, doesn't mean development and deployment is effortless and many of us have stumbled. The cloud presents infrastructure and development challenges in a new way. Here at ActiveState, we've been leveraging the cloud in a variety of our product offerings the most recent of which is Stackato - our cloud platform for creating a private PaaS.

Stackato now officially "Beta" - Come create your own private PaaS with our Cloud Platform!

By Diane Mueller, July 11, 2011

Stackato for private cloud PaaSI am happy to officially announce Stackato Beta availability!

We're ready to open up Stackato, ActiveState's cloud platform for creating your own Private PaaS, to an even wider audience.

Category: perl, perl, python, stackato

EuroPython - Pasta, red wine, and snakes in the cloud!

By Sheila Rebellato, July 1, 2011

One of our Senior Developers, Gisle Aas, just got back from EuroPython 2011. He suffered through the pain of being in Italy in the spring (really, who wants to be in Florence as the flowers are blooming? :) ) and wanted to share his thoughts on the event.

Category: events, python, stackato

April Newsletter Quick Poll Results

By Sheila Rebellato, May 11, 2011

In our April ActiveState newsletter, we asked participants for feedback on three items in our monthly quick poll. Our quick polls are short and sweet--subscribe to our monthly newsletter if you'd like to participate in future polls and score yourself some great prizes just for participating!

We wanted to share our results from our most recent poll:

What's the most important aspect when considering a language update?

Everyone wants to rocket to the cloud...

By Diane Mueller, May 9, 2011

Stackato Python Perl cloud platform based on Cloud FoundrySince we announced the Developer Preview of Stackato, our new Python & Perl cloud platform, we've had an overwhelming amount of response.

NetBeans Drops Python Support as Komodo Adds More

By Eric Promislow, March 31, 2011
Komodo IDE for Dynamic Languages

A couple of months the ago the NetBeans project announced that it was abandoning support for Ruby. This week word spread that they were dropping Python as well (here and here.)

Category: komodo, python

PostgreSQL on the ActivePython AMI

By Troy Topnik, March 30, 2011
Postgres and the ActivePython AMI

The ActivePython AMI comes with a demonstration Django app that runs with the MySQL database engine by default. Since a lot of people prefer PostgreSQL, we thought we'd demonstrate how to install the software and change the configuration.

Category: python
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