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Deploying Tcl Applications with Starpacks

By Andreas Kupries, September 2, 2010

Spread WingsFinally your software is complete! Ready to leave the nest of your development environment, spread its wings, fly into the wide world of unpredictable user environments... and crash.  Deployment: the bane of software developers.

Category: tcl

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

Google Summer of Code: Tcl-style

By Andreas Kupries, August 30, 2010

Google Summer of Code TclNow that this year's Google Summer of Code has ended, it's time for Matthew and me as admins for the Tcl Association to summarize things.

Category: tcl

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.

Smooth Transitions: Using Tcl 8.5 and upgrading to Tcl 8.6

By Kendra Penrose, August 5, 2010

As part of our regular webinar series we are hosting our second technical webinar focused on Tcl. Join resident Tcl expert Jeff Hobbs, Director of Engineering at ActiveState and long-time Tcl community leader and member of the Tcl Core Team, as he reviews Tcl 8.5 and gives a sneak peak into what to expect from Tcl 8.6.

Category: tcl

Concurrency in Tcl: Talking Heads

By Andreas Kupries, June 3, 2010

This is the third and last article in the "Concurrency in Tcl" series. The previous postings introduced event handling and threading as possible solutions to the problem of executing several things at the same time, using examples which required basically no communication between the various parts at all.

Category: tcl

Concurreny in Tcl: Weaving Threads

By Andreas Kupries, May 10, 2010

Introduction

In the previous article we talked about pseudo-concurrency through events and mentioned threads as one possible solution to some of their limitations. This second article expands on that.

Threads compared to Events

First, in contrast to events, only the C level foundations are built into the core. Script access to threads requires a package: Thread.

Category: tcl

Concurrency in Tcl: Events without getting Twisted

By Andreas Kupries, May 6, 2010

So you wish to perform several things in parallel, or at least concurrently enough that the user can believe they are happening in parallel? Tcl supports this in multiple ways, actually too many for a single post to cover, so this post is the start of a small series about concurrency in Tcl. Here we'll talk about events and their management, followed by a post about threads, and finally a post about how we can make the parts of a parallel application talk to each other.

Category: tcl

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

My favorite Tcl package

By Andreas Kupries, April 26, 2010

Well, originally I wanted to write down a list of my favorite of Tcl packages and then post about that. But after I wrote them down, I found that this list had only one entry: William Duquette’s snit.

Category: tcl
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