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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.

Python GUI Programming: wxPython vs. tkinter

By Tom Radcliffe, October 14, 2015

Even though the Tcl/Tk-based UI module called tkinter is a fairly standard part of the Python distribution and has been for ages, it often gets ignored by developers who have come to Python from other directions.

My own background is mostly in the C/C++ world, where I had deep experience with Qt and wxWidgets. That made it natural and easy to focus on wxPython when I started using Python ten years ago. I knew tkinter existed, but didn't pay it much attention.

Category: dynamic languages

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.

Python 3: In Stackato from the Start

By Troy Topnik, January 9, 2013

Python3 - Stackato I recently came across a post on ZDNet Cloud Watch by Jack Clark highlighting the new Python 3 support in Heroku.

Category: stackato

ActivePython 2.5 & 2.6: Extended Support Options

By Troy Topnik, March 28, 2012

ActivePython Community Edition 2.5 and 2.6 are no longer available for free download.

Category: python

PyCon 2012 Wrap Up: Those Clouds On the Horizon Are Closer Than You Think!

By Diane Mueller, March 14, 2012

From dancing robots to big data in the cloud, the many faces of Python programming were present and accounted for at PyCon 2012 in Santa Clara this past week. With over 2250 attendees, this was the largest-ever gathering of Python developers.

Category: stackato

Syntax Checking Revisited in Komodo 7

By Eric Promislow, February 8, 2012
Komodo IDE: Better Syntax Checking

Komodo has always been adept at working with multiple languages. When we realized that multi-language templating systems were becoming more common, we made it easier to create new colorizers for them. But until now, Komodo wasn't very flexible at checking the syntax of these documents.

Category: komodo

Private PaaS: More than Java for Implementation Success?

By Angie Hirata, January 3, 2012

Java private PaaSFor the past few months, as we've been talking to large enterprises about Stackato and their private PaaS plans, some interesting IT strategies have emerged around the role of languages like Python, Ruby, and PHP play in the mix with Java.

Setting Up the New Relic Python Agent on Stackato

By Troy Topnik, November 15, 2011

Guest post: Graham Dumpleton, author of mod_wsgi for Apache and software developer at New Relic

With the recent official release of the Python agent for New Relic (our application monitoring partner) we're featuring this guest post by Graham Dumpleton. I had the pleasure of working with Graham as we tested the Python agent and the New Relic service with Stackato in recent weeks. --TT

Category: python, stackato

New Relic App Monitoring in Stackato

By Troy Topnik, October 26, 2011
New Relic Monitoring on Stackato

As Diane Mueller mentioned in a post back in August, we've partnered with New Relic to provide application-level monitoring of apps running on Stackato.

Category: stackato
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