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"Must-Have" Python Packages for Finance Survey

By Liliya Apostolova, May 20, 2010

Recently the US Securities and Exchange Commission issued a proposal that, in addition to the English narratives, Asset-backed securities issuers also file a Python computer program to document the flow of funds (or waterfall) provisions of the transaction.

Python Crypto: State of the Art (Part 3)

By Mike Ivanov, May 11, 2010

In the previous article we looked at the two most interesting crypto toolkits. What else is out there? A lot.

Category: open source, python

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 makes a good enterprise cryptography toolkit

By Mike Ivanov, March 24, 2010

Not only does having the right API reduce learning time, it also relieves the development community of the need to have certain debates: design discussions that would have spawned long and contentious mailing list threads simply do not come up. That may not be quite the same thing as pure technical or aesthetic beauty, but in a project with many participants and a constant turnover rate, it's a beauty you can use.

Beautiful Code, Chapter Two, p.28

Category: ActiveBlog, python

March Vancouver Python User Group (VanPyZ) Tuesday at ActiveState

By Trent Mick, March 8, 2010

We are hosting the March VanPyZ meeting at ActiveState this coming Tuesday evening (that is tomorrow). Details:

What

We're trying five minute lightning talks this month. So far we have (more expected):

Category: ActiveBlog, python

PyCon 2010 wrap-up

By Trent Mick, March 5, 2010
Category: events, open source, python

Python Crypto: State of the Art (Part 2)

By Mike Ivanov, March 1, 2010

Open SSL


Let's take a closer look at some of the modules mentioned in the previous article.

M2Crypto: A Python crypto and SSL toolkit

Python Crypto: State of the Art (Part 1)

By Mike Ivanov, February 20, 2010

There is a lot of interest in doing cryptography using Python these days which has resulted in quite an impressive number of cryptography related Python modules out there. PyPI package index alone has about 50 'cryptography'-tagged entries.

Unfortunately, the quality and scope of those packages, well, varies. So instead of putting together a list of All The Crypo Stuff Out There, I tried to discover cryptography toolkits an enterprise Python developer could be interested in.

Getting started with Python development tools

By Sridhar Ratnakumar, February 18, 2010
    Python Development tools

    As you are about to embark on your new Python-based project, it is perhaps good to consider using existing tools available in the Python community. Consider the following tools that the Python community has provided to ease one's development process:

Category: ActiveBlog, python

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
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