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Video: Hybrid cloud Stackato deployments using jclouds & Brooklyn

By Diane Mueller, June 26, 2012

Hybrid cloud Stackato with brooklyn and jclouds

Cloudsoft CTO Alex Heneveld shows how to deploy Stackato in a Hybrid Cloud configuration.

Category: stackato

Stackato: A Great Leap Forward for ActiveState and the Cloud Foundry Platform

By Diane Mueller, March 8, 2012

At ActiveState, we have always worked to make a difference, whether we’re making it easier for developers to code, or enabling IT/DevOps to manage applications in the cloud. We have always been and will always be big believers in open source technology.

Category: stackato

What do homebuilders have in common with developers?

By Angie Hirata, August 3, 2011

When we speak to ISVs, aerospace/defense contractors, or hardware manufacturers that have software interfaces - many of them like to use languages like Perl, Python, or Tcl to build or provide some functionality in their applications. However, some also ask "why should I use ActivePerl/Python/Tcl if open source options are free?"

Category: perl, perl, python, tcl

Top 3 Open Source Databases: ActiveState Survey Results

By Diane Mueller, September 8, 2010

Along with our recent ActiveState release of key Python database connector modules, ActiveState surveyed our developer community about what Open Source database they were using in production environments, what platforms they were deploying their databases on, what size their production databases actually were and if any of them were putting their production database onto clouds.

Here are the Survey results:

(1) What open source software databases do you currently use in your production environment(s)?

Category: announcements

Five More Pictures of OSCON

By Diane Mueller, July 28, 2010

Armed with only my iphone, my free speaker's pass and with my own presentation slidedeck nearly completed, I headed south from ActiveState's Vancouver, BC headquarters to the masses at OSCON2010.  As this was my first OSCON adventure, I was looking forward seeing the luminaries that Tim O'Reilly's able team had assembled for this OS developer community tribal gathering.

Category: events

Pay Attention to Your Open Source Software Licenses

By Angie Hirata, July 13, 2010

Two times in June this year, ActiveState hosted legal webinars from expert open source lawyers to discuss some of the main legal issues surrounding open source.

OSCON 2010 Tracks That Are Getting ActiveState's Attention

By Bart Copeland, July 12, 2010

OSCON 2010Oscon (Open Source Convention) 2010 is fast approaching and ActiveState is gearing up to be there from July 20 - 23, 2010.  We're definitely looking forward to the Cloud Summit all day on Tuesday and we will be in attendance after the cloud summit for some socializing during the present

Category: events, open source

Open Source and Adult Content with Perl and PHP - Oh My!

By Jeff Hobbs, June 18, 2010

Regardless of your personal feelings toward Internet porn, the sysadmins overseeing adult websites know a thing or two about scripting and scalability. For example, keep your database clean, embrace open source for as many commodity components as possible, and only use the latest technology if it adds actual value to your site, not just for the sake of using it.

Category: open source

Yet Another Book Review of Intellectual Property and Open Source

By Eric Promislow, June 15, 2010

No, we aren't rerunning blog posts during the summer. We published a review by Romuald Restout of this book last January. It's worth reading, but I hadn't paid much attention to it, as it didn't seem to me that he was working in the trenches of consuming and creating open-source software.

Category: open source

Top 5 Software Tools For Getting the C-Suite Job Done

By Bart Copeland, May 27, 2010

c-suiteAs the CEO of ActiveState, and similar to many others in the technology industry, I rely on my computer a lot. Of course, everyone uses different apps and tools depending on their job.  For example, the software tools used by developers here at ActiveState are very different from the software tools used by folks like me in the C-suite.

Category: open source
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