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June Vancouver Python User Group (VanPyZ) Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at ActiveState

By Trent Mick, May 26, 2010

We are hosting the June VanPyZ meeting at ActiveState this coming Tuesday evening. Details:

What

Andy McKay: Using SMS in the Developing World

RapidSMS is an open source project for messaging, data collection and co-ordination over SMS. It’s used throughout the world for a variety of projects, from fighting child malnutrition and malaria to monitoring elections.

Top 3 Projects Developed with ActivePerl, ActivePython and ActiveTcl

By Liliya Apostolova, May 13, 2010

Last month we asked, "Are you using ActivePerl, ActivePython or ActiveTcl to build something cool and curious?" and we got submissions for some very interesting projects.

We are pleased to present the following winners and describe their projects:

Category: awards

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

New Contest: Enter your Cool App or Cool Project Built with ActivePerl, ActivePython or ActiveTcl

By Liliya Apostolova, April 15, 2010

Are you using ActivePerl, ActivePython or ActiveTcl to build something cool and curious?

The Cool Apps, Cool Projects Contest is your chance to shine and showcase to your peers how you are using ActivePerl, ActivePython and ActiveTcl for something weird, cool or funky (you can also submit one of your friends' projects).

Category: ActiveBlog

ActiveState to Attend Cisco Toolapalooza 2010

By Sheila Rebellato, April 13, 2010

Cisco Toolapalooza, Cisco's very own annual tradeshow is happening again, and this year ActiveState is attending. Every year, Cisco invites vendors working with Cisco to attend, exhibit, present to Cisco employees and network with other Cisco vendors. The event brings together internal and external software testing and software development tool vendors and professionals for two days of tradeshow and presentations. The event will take place April 20-21st at the Cisco Campus in San Jose.

Category: ActiveBlog, events

New Poll Results: Top 2 Reasons Enterprise Developers Use Dynamic Languages

By Liliya Apostolova, March 15, 2010

Today we are announcing the results of an informal survey of enterprise software architects and developers that found developers benefit greatly from dynamic languages for two main reasons:

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

Two More Weeks Until OSBC 2010 and We’re Giving Away Passes on Twitter

By Liliya Apostolova, March 4, 2010

Free ticket PyconTwo more weeks until the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) opens doors to hundreds of open source thought leaders and open source business users in San Francisco, California on March 17-18, 2010.

Why did we introduce this new Business Edition?

By Bart Copeland, February 4, 2010

We introduced Business Edition earlier this week, and made some changes to our ActivePerl, ActivePython, and ActiveTcl Community Editions. In this podcast interview on Frugal Tech Show, I had the pleasure of speaking with Ken Hess and Jason Perlow about why we made these changes.

Category: ActiveBlog

ActiveState's Favorite Picks for PyCon 2010 in Atlanta - A Python Conference

By Shannon Yelland, January 26, 2010

Thumbs up for PyConIn a few weeks, some Activators (Trent, Sridhar and Mike) will be leaving Vancouver and all its Olympic buzz to go to one of the best conferences for Python coding. It is called PyCon 2010 and it is in Atlanta, Georgia from February 17-25, 2010 (main conference days are Feb 19-21).

Category: python
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