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New Poll Results: Top 2 Reasons Enterprise Developers Use Dynamic Languages

By Liliya Apostolova, March 15, 2010

Today we are announcing the results of an informal survey of enterprise software architects and developers that found developers benefit greatly from dynamic languages for two main reasons:

Mission-critical vs. Business-critical applications: HUH?

By Bart Copeland, March 15, 2010

Power vs Cell

Category: ActiveBlog, open source

ActiveState Top Picks for OSBC 2010

By Angie Hirata, March 11, 2010

As OSBC is approaching, my team and I are busy preparing for the event, to make the most of our time and investment there.

Top PicksHere are our top picks for sessions we'll be attending:

Category: ActiveBlog, open source

The Best Guide to Programming with Perl

By Sheila Rebellato, March 10, 2010

We reviewed Beautiful Code by Wilson and Oram earlier this week, so we wanted to do a review of a book that we recommend specifically for Perl programmers--given that we have some pretty serious Perl programmers on staff. The book most recommended is Programming Perl, 3rd Edition by Larry Wall, Tom Christiansen and Jon Orwant.

Category: ActiveBlog, perl

A New Year, a New Google Summer of Code

By Andreas Kupries, March 9, 2010

Google Summer of CodeSo you wish to fill the ranks of your project with new blood? Raise its visibility among the multitudes of other Open Source projects?

Category: ActiveBlog

March Vancouver Python User Group (VanPyZ) Tuesday at ActiveState

By Trent Mick, March 8, 2010

We are hosting the March VanPyZ meeting at ActiveState this coming Tuesday evening (that is tomorrow). Details:

What

We're trying five minute lightning talks this month. So far we have (more expected):

Category: ActiveBlog, python

Code and Design Best Practices: "Beautiful Code" by O'Reilly

By Sheila Rebellato, March 8, 2010

Beautiful Code: Leading Programmers Explain How They Think

Category: ActiveBlog

Two More Weeks Until OSBC 2010 and We’re Giving Away Passes on Twitter

By Liliya Apostolova, March 4, 2010

Free ticket PyconTwo more weeks until the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) opens doors to hundreds of open source thought leaders and open source business users in San Francisco, California on March 17-18, 2010.

The True Cost of Open Source Software: New White Paper from ActiveState

By Shannon Yelland, March 2, 2010

Distilling the Debate: Is Open Source Software for You?

If you have researched open source software, even just a little, you’ve likely encountered two distinct worldviews:

  1. believers
  2. skeptics

Believers celebrate open source as free, collaborative code. In this paradigm, open source software isn’t just a free licensing model; it is a movement for building better, more flexible software. But, that’s just one side of the story. Open source skeptics raise compelling counterarguments for why open source software and the enterprise don’t mix.

Category: ActiveBlog, open source

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

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