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ActiveState Launches New and Improved Code Site

By Trent Mick, February 19, 2010

We are super excited to unveil the new code.activestate.com at PyCon today.

  1. We've implemented tons of new improvements and sharpened code.activestate.com to make it the place to go for dynamic language and web development code recipes.
  2. ActiveState and O'Reilly worked in collaboration to deliver a site where developers can share best practices and recipes, make their life easier and become known in the community.

Getting started with Python development tools

By Sridhar Ratnakumar, February 18, 2010
    Python Development tools

    As you are about to embark on your new Python-based project, it is perhaps good to consider using existing tools available in the Python community. Consider the following tools that the Python community has provided to ease one's development process:

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The cost of open source software

By Bart Copeland, February 17, 2010

Open source not freeMuch has been said in our inner open source circles about the cost of open source. But now, people outside the inner circle are understanding the value and costs associated with open source. Open source software bits are generally freely available for download, so the acquisition costs are low.

Category: open source, perl, python

Two More Weeks Until PyCon 2010 and We're Giving Away a Pass

By Shannon Yelland, February 3, 2010

Free ticket PyconIt's countdown! Two more weeks until PyCon 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia February 19-21, 2010. It's going to be a great Python conference, jam packed with sessions.

Win a PyCon conference pass for yourself or a friend:

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No More Stale Lunches

By Troy Topnik, February 2, 2010

muffinThey say there's no such thing as a free lunch. Well, ActiveState has been giving away ActivePerl, ActivePython and ActiveTcl builds for years, and it's been good for us and for the open source language community.

We're going to keep doing that, but we're no longer going to be offering all the old versions for download.

The day-old bread analogy

What managers don't know about their developers using open source components

By Jeff Hobbs, January 29, 2010

In Jeffrey Hammond's recent article on Dr. Dobb's (What Developers Think, January 16, 2010), his survey results highlighted something we have known for some time based on the developers and companies that we talk to:

Managers don't know everything their developers are using or doing.

His survey showed that:

  • 80% of developers say they use open source components for development or application deployment

VanPyZ - Vancouver Python User Group Tuesday at ActiveState

By Trent Mick, January 29, 2010

We are hosting the February VanPyZ meeting at ActiveState Tuesday February 2, 2010.

Details:

What

Tags: python
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PyCon 2010 is Helping Those in Need During Economic Tough Times

By Shannon Yelland, December 21, 2009

Pycon 2010 in Atlanta

2009 has been a tough economic year for many developers, I am sure. Lately, I have been seeing a lot of chatter on Twitter about PyCon (PyCon is the largest annual gathering for the community using and developing the open-source Python programming language), which is being held in February 2010 in Atlanta.

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PyPM: A package manager for Python

By Troy Topnik, October 20, 2009

Package managers are useful things. For language distributions, they simplify the job of finding and installing modules, libraries or extensions for that language.

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Pop the Bubbly - ActiveState launches Business Training for Perl, Python and Tcl.

By Liliya Apostolova, August 12, 2009

Development teams can finally hone their Perl, Python and Tcl programming skills with the new Business Training program ActiveState launched today. There are a lot of benefits to encouraging developers to polish their programming skills.

One obvious reason is that the development team could become better experts in coding with Perl, Python and Tcl. For their organization, this means a couple of things:

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