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Windows DLL Relocation and Perl

By Andy Grundman, February 10, 2016

Recently a nasty bug was discovered in the way Perl builds DLL files on Windows when compiling with GCC. If an application needed to load two DLL files that overlapped their memory space, the usual OS relocation process would fail because the DLLs contained duplicate relocation tables. This bug was particularly tricky to track down because it generally only affected large applications that embed Perl or ones that load many XS modules. Thanks to Daniel Dragan and Jan Dubois for locating the problem and coming up with a fix.

Category: perl

Maintaining Open Source Technology: Foundations, Corporations and Two Guys Named Steve

By Tom Radcliffe, January 19, 2016

This post on Medium by Nadia Eghbal pointing out the precarious situation of open source infrastructure is absolutely spot-on.

Category: open source

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

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

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.

Warning: Are You Building Your Own PaaS with Docker?

By John Wetherill, July 16, 2015

Container CampContainerization is awesome...it's revolutionary. But there are all these other components that you need in order to make it work. As a developer, you don't want to care about which VM or network...or any of those little details. And if you're on a development team in an enterprise pushing out software, you really shouldn't have to worry about them.

Category: stackato

Supporting the Arch Linux ARM Development Team with Komodo IDE

By Michael Kanasoot, June 27, 2013

Arch Linux ARM (ALARM) is a distribution of Linux for ARM computers. Since ARM architecture is found in microprocessors and semiconductors made by a wide range of manufacturers, including Apple, Broadcom and Texas Instruments, chances are that at least one of your devices has an ARM-based processor.

Category: komodo, open source, perl

Faster Perl Deployment on Stackato with PPM

By Troy Topnik, September 13, 2012

PERL! taptaptap

I've never had the mental wiring to really master regular expressions, so I usually need to lean on some sort of Rx testing or debugging tool to get them to work the way I want.

Category: stackato
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