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Perl Dev KIt 9.5 Released

By Tom Radcliffe, January 21, 2016

I'm very happy to announce that we have released Perl Dev Kit (PDK) 9.5. PDK provides developers with essential tools for building and deploying Perl applications and includes versions of PerlApp and Filter Builder for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris. PDK 9.5 is now compatible with ActivePerl 5.14 through 5.22.

This release of PDK includes fixes to correctly handle an issue in a core Perl module. 

Category: perl

Security Patches for ActivePerl

By Tom Radcliffe, January 12, 2016

Perl Security Patches In mid-December a number of security issues were identified in core modules of the Perl language. The first--found by David Golden of MongoDB and patched with code from Tony Cook--involved the File::Spec::canonpath() returning “untainted” strings even when passed “tainted” inputs.

Category: perl

Installing CPAN Modules on ActivePerl 5.18 and Later

By Andy Grundman, January 7, 2016

CPAN is a critical library for Perl programmers, and knowing how to install modules from this repository into ActivePerl is important. In a prior blog we showed how to do the installation on older versions of ActivePerl, and in this one we've provided a new step-by-step guide for those on ActivePerl 5.18 or later.

While we include a wide variety of modules in ActivePerl, you may want to utilize additional modules from CPAN. Once you have found a module you like, you have two choices:

Category: perl

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.

ActivePython vs. Open Source Python: What's the Difference

By Jennifer Lawler, November 5, 2015

I recently stumbled upon on old forum question inquiring why someone would use ActivePython instead of Python. That prompted me to write this blog, because it's important to remember that our language distributions are "more" than just the language itself.

High Performance Image Resizing With Image::Scale

By Andy Grundman, October 28, 2015

The ProblemTech Crunch Disrupt

Category: perl

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.

ActiveState: What's Next

By Bart Copeland, August 5, 2015

ActiveState: What's Next?People have been asking me, "What's happening to ActiveState now, after the sale of Stackato business (our private PaaS business) to HP?" This is an obvious question when you consider that so much of the ActiveState marketing that has dominated the headlines for the last few years has been Stackato-related. But ActiveState is comprised of a number of businesses. We have an IDE business, a Python business, a Perl business, and a Tcl business.

Two great webinars in September: Register now

By Sheila Louis, September 6, 2011

ActiveState WebinarsWe have two great webinars coming up in September that we think you'll enjoy. If you plan to attend, register quickly as space is filling up for both webinars, and space is limited.

Category: events, perl, perl, python, tcl

Recollections of YAPC::NA 2011

By Jan Dubois, July 28, 2011

I was at YAPC::NA in late June. I should have written a summary about it a long time ago, but I wanted to include a link to the video of my Stackato Lightning Talk. That has not been put up on the web yet, but it should eventually appear at http://www.presentingperl.org/.

There were many interesting things at YAPC::NA, but here are the things I still remember one month later. I guess that makes them some kind of personal highlights.

Category: events, perl, perl
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