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ActiveState sponsors Open Web Vancouver 2009

By , June 8, 2009

ActiveState is proud to be a sponsor of Open Web Vancouver 2009, a conference showcasing open source technologies, communities and culture. It takes place June 11-12 at the brand new Vancouver Convention and Exhibit Centre in beautiful British Columbia.

Extremely affordable in comparison with other major conferences, the community-based, volunteer-run program attracts audiences from all over the world and features the biggest names in open web-related topics and technologies.

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pleasant things work better

By Trent Mick, June 4, 2009

I watched Don Norman’s TED Talk “3 ways good design makes you
happy”
last night:

This part of his talk really stuck out for me (transcription errors mine):

I really had the feeling that pleasant things work better and that never made
any sense to me, until I finally figured it out. Look:

[...]

I watched Don Norman’s TED Talk “3 ways good design makes you
happy”

last night:

"Clearly" ActiveTcl OEM Licensing works for DAFCA

By Kendra Penrose, May 28, 2009

We've got another Success Story published hot of the press. This time it's with DAFCA and their decision to use ActiveState's ActiveTcl OEM license to run the ClearBlue control GUI.

ClearBlue ships with a built-in interface that allows engineers to reconfigure chip validation procedures. The ClearBlue control GUI translates engineer intentions into Tcl programming scripts that reconfigure the software.

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Critical systems using Perl, Tcl or Python? Time to think about support.

By Kendra Penrose, May 14, 2009

A recent blog post by Matt Asay caught our eye here at ActiveState:

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ActiveState sponsors Open Source Bridge

By , May 13, 2009

ActiveState is proud to be a sponsor of Open Source Bridge 2009.

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Better local development with VMs

By , May 10, 2009

I just downloaded and installed Ubuntu Server 9.04 in a VM Image strictly for the purposes of setting up a simple local dev environment on my MacBook. This is the base image, which I want to configure with some useful but general capabilities. The features are:

Open Web Vancouver 2009: Sessions & Speakers

By , May 4, 2009

We've just posted the speakers / sessions list on the Open Web Vancouver site, and I have to say I'm quite proud of the amazing set of talks and speakers we've attracted this year:

http://www.openwebvancouver.ca/speakers_sessions

Now, I think *all* the talks are going to be great, but my personal top five *personally most excited about* sessions have to be ( in no particular order ):

Early bird registration for Open Web Vancouver!

By , May 1, 2009

Early bird registration for Open Web Vancouver has been open for a couple of weeks and sales have been brisk. It's really nice to get the Eventbrite emails for 5-packs!

If you're thinking of attending the conference, think seriously about registering before may 10, as after that the price goes up to $185 CDN.

Komodo 5.1.3 released

By Trent Mick, April 29, 2009

We (ActiveState) released Komodo 5.1.3 today. Get
it here:

Komodo IDE
Komodo Edit

Or, if you are currently running any previous Komodo 5, click “Help > Check for
Updates…”. This is a bug fix release and is recommended for all users. See
below for details.

Bug fixes

Some bug fix highlights:

The fast open (aka “Go to File”) dialog had a few [...]

We (ActiveState) released Komodo 5.1.3 today. Get
it here:

re-installing Mac OS X: software I use

By Trent Mick, April 24, 2009

I recently wiped my Mac laptop to upgrade to 10.5. (Finally! At least I
installed Leopard before Snow Leopard comes out.) This post is mainly for me
to list all the stuff I install — a list I generated when scouring my machine
before wiping it.

~/bin/
wget
p4
darwin ports (/opt/local)
ActivePython (all versions)
ActivePerl [...]

I recently wiped my Mac laptop to upgrade to 10.5. (Finally! At least I
installed Leopard before Snow Leopard comes out.) This post is mainly for me
to list all the stuff I install — a list I generated when scouring my machine

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