Posts about tcl

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.

The Stackato Client Goes Open Source

By Brent Smithurst, August 27, 2012

Stackato Micro Cloud License

I've been elected to share some great news with you today: The Stackato Client (CLI) is now open source under the Apache License, Version 2.0!

Category: open source, stackato, tcl

4 Days Left to Save On Dev Tools and Business Edition for Perl, Python and Tcl!

By Michael Kanasoot, September 27, 2011

Back to Work Sale

Our Back to Work Sale ends this Friday, September 30.

So, if you've been considering picking up licenses of our developer tools, bundles or language distributions, this is your last chance to get them at a huge discount!

This week only, take advantage of these great savings:

What do homebuilders have in common with developers?

By Angie Hirata, August 3, 2011

When we speak to ISVs, aerospace/defense contractors, or hardware manufacturers that have software interfaces - many of them like to use languages like Perl, Python, or Tcl to build or provide some functionality in their applications. However, some also ask "why should I use ActivePerl/Python/Tcl if open source options are free?"

Category: perl, perl, python, tcl

5 Reasons I'm Thankful for Tcl

By Andreas Kupries, November 24, 2010

Thankful-TclIn the spirit of Thanksgiving, I thought I'd share some of the reasons why I and other Tclers use Tcl as our scripting language of choice.

Here's what other are saying on the Tcl Wiki:

Tcl/Tk is too easy!

Is Tcl Different!

And here's why I am thankful for Tcl, summarized in 5 points:

Tags: GUI, tcl, Tcl/Tk
Category: tcl

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

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

Geek Porn at the Tcl Conference

By Andreas Kupries, October 26, 2010

Jeff Hobbs and I recently attended the 17th annual Tcl Conference in Illinois. The event was a huge success and everyone enjoyed the packed schedule as well as seeing so many familiar faces.

Conference highlights:

Category: tcl
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