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8 Reasons to be Thankful for Python

By Diane Mueller, November 25, 2010

Python Patriots We're very excited about the work we're doing with Python these days here at ActiveState. It's been a great year for both Patriots & Python fans, so I though before I shut down my computer to turn my focus to football and turkey, I wanted to reflect on why I am so thankful for Python.

Category: python

Python PyPM Index - Author build notification, imports, recipes integration

By Sridhar Ratnakumar, November 24, 2010

Getting notified of build failures in your Python Packages

We wrote a bit about the PyPM Index build notification feature in the previous blog post (PyPM Index for Python Developers: Nov. 10), and specifically the ability to subscribe to a RSS feed of recent build failures for a particular Python package.

Category: announcements, python

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

10 Interesting Uses of Perl, Python, and Tcl

By Graham Stuart, November 19, 2010

ActiveStateDynamic languages have the reputation of being great for quick prototyping of an application, or for quick “duct tape” fixes to link systems together.  When it is time to go to full scale production, most people assume that traditional languages, such as Java or C/C#, will be running under the hood.  This isn’t necessarily the case.

Category: perl, python, tcl

Much love for Komodo IDE 6 - thanks for sharing your feedback!

By Angie Hirata, November 10, 2010

If you haven't tried or bought the newly released Komodo IDE 6 already, what are you waiting for?

Category: komodo

PyPM Index for Python Developers

By Sridhar Ratnakumar, November 10, 2010

PyPM IndexAlthough PyPM Index was originally intended to be a frontend to browse/search for packages available in the ActivePython PyPM repository, it evolved as a general purpose site to find information about almost any Python package. Here are some of the things you can find only in PyPM Index:

Category: announcements, python

Linux Developers choose Python as Best Programming Language and Scripting Language!

By Diane Mueller, November 10, 2010

Linux Journal 2010 Readers' Choice AwardsAccording to Linux Journal readers, Python is both the best programming language and the best scripting language out there. This year, more than 12,000 developers on weighed in on what tools are helping them work and play as part of the Linux Journal's 2010 Readers' Choice Award -  and it came as no surprise to those of us at ActiveState that Python came out on top as both the Best Scripting Language (beating out PHP, bash, PERL and Ruby) - and for the second straight year, Python also won as the Best Programming Language, once again edging out C++, Java, C and Perl for the honors.

At ActiveState, we continue see a steady stream of ActivePython Community Edition downloads, more enterprise deployments of ActivePython Business Edition, and a steady increase in the number of enterprise-ready Python packages in our PyPM Index that are being used by our customers over a wide range of verticals including high-tech, financial services, healthcare, and aerospace companies. Python has matured into an enterprise-class programming language that continues to nuture it's scripting world roots.  We're happy to see Python get the recognition that it so justly deserves!

New PyPM Index Live | Search for Python Packages (Python Modules)

By Diane Mueller, November 3, 2010

PyPM Index Search for Python Packages Based on feedback from alot of you, we are pleased to announce the availability of the brand new PyPM Index, a new site and search tool that allows you to search our ActivePython repository of over 7,000 Python packages (Python modules).

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Rx 2.0 for Komodo 6.0

By Eric Promislow, November 2, 2010

Komodo's Rx Toolkit is a debugger for pattern-matching. It lets you tweak patterns (or regular expressions, also known as "regexes", hence the "Rx") against subject text, showing you the results interactively. You can choose to see a single match, all matches, replacements, or even the result of "splitting" the string on the regex. While very powerful, patterns can quickly become complex and unwieldy, so it's useful to have a tool to try them out in isolation.

Category: komodo
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