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Saving the world from economic collapse with Python?

By Angie Hirata, June 23, 2010

Today we announced that ActivePython now includes NumPy,SciPy, and matplotlib in ActivePython Business, Enterprise, and OEM Editions. What does this mean for you as a developer and as an investor?

Category: python

Must-Have Python Packages for Finance

By Diane Mueller, June 23, 2010

With the rise in visibility of the extensive use of Python in Finance driven by the recent SEC proposal (PDF) to require that most asset-backed securities issuers file a python computer program to model and document the flow of funds (or waterfall) provisions of the transaction, we thought it timely to ask the "must-have" Python packag

Category: announcements, python

June Vancouver Python User Group (VanPyZ) Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at ActiveState

By Trent Mick, May 26, 2010

We are hosting the June VanPyZ meeting at ActiveState this coming Tuesday evening. Details:

What

Andy McKay: Using SMS in the Developing World

RapidSMS is an open source project for messaging, data collection and co-ordination over SMS. It’s used throughout the world for a variety of projects, from fighting child malnutrition and malaria to monitoring elections.

Python Crypto: State of the Art (Part 3)

By Mike Ivanov, May 11, 2010

In the previous article we looked at the two most interesting crypto toolkits. What else is out there? A lot.

Category: open source, python

New Poll Results: Open Source License Compliance A Major Concern for Enterprises

By Liliya Apostolova, May 4, 2010

Last week, we conducted an informal poll amongst 70 IT professionals including a mix of engineers, information architects, lawyers and CIOs. The survey was conducted in a webinar entitled “Safeguarding against the risks of improper open source licensing – valuable lessons for software/hardware vendors” by Greg Olson, a senior partner at Olliance Group and Bart Copeland, President and CEO of ActiveState.

Two things stood out in the poll results:

Category: announcements, perl, python, tcl

ActiveState Releases ActivePython 2.6.5.12 and ActivePython 3.1.2.3

By Sridhar Ratnakumar, March 25, 2010

After the core Python release team released Python 2.6.5 and 3.1.2 this past weekend, the Python team at ActiveState was hard at work to deliver the corresponding ActivePython release as soon as possible.

We are pleased to announce the availability of both ActivePython 2.6.5.12 and ActivePython 3.1.2.3.

Without much further ado, here is what you should know about these two releases:

What makes a good enterprise cryptography toolkit

By Mike Ivanov, March 24, 2010

Not only does having the right API reduce learning time, it also relieves the development community of the need to have certain debates: design discussions that would have spawned long and contentious mailing list threads simply do not come up. That may not be quite the same thing as pure technical or aesthetic beauty, but in a project with many participants and a constant turnover rate, it's a beauty you can use.

Beautiful Code, Chapter Two, p.28

Category: ActiveBlog, python

PyCon 2010 wrap-up

By Trent Mick, March 5, 2010
Category: events, open source, python

Python Crypto: State of the Art (Part 2)

By Mike Ivanov, March 1, 2010

Open SSL


Let's take a closer look at some of the modules mentioned in the previous article.

M2Crypto: A Python crypto and SSL toolkit

Python Crypto: State of the Art (Part 1)

By Mike Ivanov, February 20, 2010

There is a lot of interest in doing cryptography using Python these days which has resulted in quite an impressive number of cryptography related Python modules out there. PyPI package index alone has about 50 'cryptography'-tagged entries.

Unfortunately, the quality and scope of those packages, well, varies. So instead of putting together a list of All The Crypo Stuff Out There, I tried to discover cryptography toolkits an enterprise Python developer could be interested in.

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