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Top 7 Blogs for 2015

By Navrup Johal, December 30, 2015

ActiveState Top Blogs 2015It’s that time of year again - our favourite blogs of the year! The selection criterion was simple: which blogs did we remember the most, told an interesting story or were the most entertaining. Without further ado, here they are in chronological order:

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.

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.

Meeting our Komodo Users: Gary Chau, Knight IT Inc.

By Michael Kanasoot, April 3, 2013

Gary Chau, a Python developer at Knight IT Inc. recently contacted us about upgrading to the latest version of Komodo IDE. It turns out Gary has been a big fan of Komodo and ActivePython since 2003.

Category: komodo, python

ActivePython 2.5 & 2.6: Extended Support Options

By Troy Topnik, March 28, 2012
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ActivePython Community Edition 2.5 and 2.6 are no longer available for free download.

Category: python

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

Stackato: A platform for Python and Perl in the Cloud

By Troy Topnik, May 5, 2011
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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

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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