Posts about activeperl

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

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

Free Webinar: Continuing Evolution of Perl: Highlights of Perl 5.14

By Troy Topnik, June 23, 2011

Register today for a free webinar to learn more about the Continuing Evolution of Perl and Highlights of Perl 5.14!

Date: Wednesday, July 13
Time: 10:00 - 10:30 AM PST

Space is limited so register now!

Perl 5.14 is here as promised. What impact will it have on your development plans for new applications and on the code you're already running? Should you be upgrading now?

Tags: activeperl
Category: perl, perl

ActivePerl 5.8 & 5.10: Extended Support Options

By Troy Topnik, June 21, 2011

ActivePerl Community Edition 5.8 and 5.10 are no longer available for free download. These versions, like ActivePerl 5.6, are now available to our Business Edition, Enterprise Edition, and OEM customers only.

Category: perl

Highlights of Perl 5.14

By Jan Dubois, May 17, 2011
ActivePerl 5.14

We've just released ActivePerl 5.14.0!

The exhaustive list of new features and improvements can be found in the perldelta document, but here's a look at a few of the notable changes.

Category: perl

Stackato: A platform for Python and Perl in the Cloud

By Troy Topnik, May 5, 2011

ActiveState is entering the cloud market.

Today we're announcing Stackato, a platform for Python and Perl applications on public and private clouds.

Category: announcements, stackato
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