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ActiveState Launches Business Edition for ActivePerl, ActivePython and ActiveTcl

By Liliya Apostolova, February 2, 2010

ActiveState Business Edition integrates commercial-grade ActivePerl, ActivePython and ActiveTcl support with access to platform builds and repositories for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, AIX, Solaris and HP-UX as well as to older versions across all platforms.

Dynamic languages like Perl, Python and Tcl are often used because of their flexibility and extensibility, providing development with the tools to create applications faster.

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.



Tags: python
Category: ActiveBlog, python

Intellectual Property and Open Source - Five Lessons Learned

By Shannon Yelland, January 28, 2010

copyrightThe following is a guest post from Romuald Restout VP, Product Development at Arbita and President and Chairperson of the Board of HR-XML

Category: ActiveBlog, open source

Early Registration for PyCon 2010: ActiveState Will See You There!

By Sheila Louis, January 4, 2010

Early bird registration for PyCon 2010 ends on January 6; ActiveState is attending and we hope to see you there!

Do you have a year-end hole in your training budget, or a brand new budget that you just can't wait to start spending? Come to PyCon in Atlanta in February!

PyCon is the largest Python Programmer's conference in the world.


Category: ActiveBlog, events

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.

Category: ActiveBlog, python

Season of Giving: 5-packs on sale, and bonus t-shirts!

By Sheila Louis, December 1, 2009

Ah, December. It's the season to get together with friends, family... and even teammates!

To help you celebrate this fine season, ActiveState is offering great Season of Giving pricing on all 5-packs for teams--and a special t-shirt offer.

Category: ActiveBlog

Vancouver Python users group meeting at ActiveState

By Shannon Yelland, November 29, 2009

Python User Group

Vancouver Python users group meeting is being held at ActiveState on Tuesday December 1, 2009 at 7pm.

This weeks topic:

Jamu Kakar: How to use Storm with a focus on some common patterns to common problems

Doug Latornell: PyYAML, flickrapi, and TkInter in a Desktop Image Display App


ActiveState 1700 - 409 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC

Hacking Komodo for Drupal development

By , October 25, 2009

Today I gave a quick talk at the Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit, ostensibly called 'Hacking Komodo for Drupal development'. A better ( but less interesting? ) title might have been "here are a bunch of ways you can extend Komodo easily, with Drupal-centric examples". I've attached a PDF of the slides and a zip files of the samples I showed.

As well, I just published a Drupal extension for Komodo ( well, the start of one ) on the ActiveState community site:

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