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Over 60% using dynamic languages in mission-critical applications

By Angie Hirata, March 1, 2010

In our blog post a few weeks ago entitled "What Managers don't know about their developers using open source components", we discussed how developers may be using open source in their application development without their managers' knowledge or consent.

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ActiveState at the Open Source Business Conference

By Liliya Apostolova, February 25, 2010

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Open source is becoming increasingly popular in today's enterprise. Held on March 17-18 in the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, The Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) gathers many great minds for two days of enlightening discussions on how enterprises use open source for innovation, accelerated productivity and, of course, cost cutting.

New Webinar from ActiveState

By Liliya Apostolova, February 24, 2010

emma_clipart_banner_webinarTake Quality Products to Market Faster with Enterprise-Ready Dynamic Languages is the newest, free web seminar from ActiveState hosted by Dr. Dobbs.

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.

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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Better interactive shell for ActivePython

By Sridhar Ratnakumar, February 17, 2010

ActivePython users on Linux or MacOSX may have noted that the arrow keys do not work properly in the command-line Python shell. When you hit up-arrow in the shell, ActivePython gives you "^[[A". This is because ActivePython does not include GNU readline due to licensing restrictions.

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Top 5 Tips for Managing Open Source Developers: Don't Forget the Beer Fridge!

By Bart Copeland, February 16, 2010

Beer oclockJust over 4 years ago I was presented with the privileged opportunity of leading ActiveState as its CEO. I say privileged because ActiveState is comprised of a group of very smart and very passionate individuals (aka "Activators") and it is not every day that an opportunity like this presents itself. However, when you are entrusted to lead a group of open source developers, you need to adjust your leadership style.

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Where Is Tcl Hiding?

By Andreas Kupries, February 15, 2010

Where is Tcl hidingIn basements, gadgets, and embedded in a multitude of applications, where it is silently humming along, working for many people without them being aware of its presence.

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Why did we introduce this new Business Edition?

By Bart Copeland, February 4, 2010

We introduced Business Edition earlier this week, and made some changes to our ActivePerl, ActivePython, and ActiveTcl Community Editions. In this podcast interview on Frugal Tech Show, I had the pleasure of speaking with Ken Hess and Jason Perlow about why we made these changes.

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