Posts about 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

April Newsletter Quick Poll Results

By Sheila Louis, May 11, 2011

In our April ActiveState newsletter, we asked participants for feedback on three items in our monthly quick poll. Our quick polls are short and sweet--subscribe to our monthly newsletter if you'd like to participate in future polls and score yourself some great prizes just for participating!

We wanted to share our results from our most recent poll:

What's the most important aspect when considering a language update?

Komodo 7 Alpha 2: Improved Syntax Checking

By Eric Promislow, May 10, 2011
Komodo 7: Syntax Checking

The plan for rolling out Komodo 7 is to bring on a wave of new functionality with each new alpha. This time the main difference is a revamp in the way we do as-you-type syntax checking.

Category: komodo

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

Crossing platforms with current, consistent Perl and Python versions.

By Troy Topnik, February 18, 2011
ActivePerl and ActivePython

The appeal of ActivePerl and ActivePython is obvious when you're running business applications in an exclusively Windows environment. There are other distributions of Perl and Python available for Windows, but none with a vendor like ActiveState backing them up.

Category: perl, python

Mojolicious - An Interview with Sebastian Riedel

By Tara Gibbs, February 17, 2011

On Saturday, Sebastian Riedel released version 1.1 of Mojolicious, the next generation web framework for Perl. We love Perl and web development here at ActiveState, so we contacted Sebastian for an interview.

Tara: Why did you create Mojolicious?

Category: perl

PPM Index: A new way to browse Perl packages.

By Jan Dubois, February 9, 2011

Perl Package Manager (PPM) installs pre-built Perl modules into ActivePerl. The ActiveState PPM repositories currently contain 13,000 to 16,000 modules per platform. They are easy to search with the PPM client, either from the command-line or from a GUI (see "How to install CPAN modules into ActivePerl").

Category: announcements, perl

4 Reasons I'm Thankful for Perl

By Troy Topnik, November 24, 2010

Getting some programmers to come up with a list of things they are thankful for in their favorite programming language is like getting a recalcitrant teenager to say grace at a family dinner. Something about the act of giving thanks seems to make us feel embarrassed and extremely uncool. Most people wouldn't even bother asking, but this Thanksgiving we decided to make a certain Perl developer squirm a bit for his turkey dinner.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you a list of things I'm apparently thankful for with relation to Perl:

Tags: activeperl, cpan, perl, ppm
Category: perl, perl

ActivePerl, ActivePython and ActiveTcl: Business Edition Savings!

By Kendra Penrose, November 23, 2010

ActiveState Business Edition SaleIf you're using dynamic languages to power your business then you need ActiveState Business Edition. Our commercial-grade language distribution for open source compliance, commercial support, and cross-platform access in on sale now for $597!

That's $400 in savings!*

Category: perl, promotions, python, tcl

New White Paper: Tips and Tricks for Integrating Large-Scale Databases with Perl and Python

By Kendra Penrose, November 23, 2010

Integrating Databases with Perl and PythonNeed something to read as you travel this week for Thanksgiving? Then take a look at our latest best practices white paper, hot off the press, Expert Tips and Tricks for Integrating Large-Scale Databases with Perl and Python.

Category: perl, python
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