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Ayogo: How Playing Games Improves Health Outcomes for Patients

By Kathy Thomas, December 15, 2015

Having been inspired by the story of PeaceGeeks, a Vancouver company who is helping humanity and changing the world through technology, I wanted to highlight other local companies who are also looking at making a difference. So I asked around the office and a colleague referred me to Ayogo.

PeaceGeeks: Changing the World Through Technology

By Kathy Thomas, December 10, 2015

Changemakers helping changemakers--that's what PeaceGeeks is all about. PeaceGeeks collaborates with grassroots changemakers to make them more effective and impactful in advancing peace and human rights. With more than 800 volunteers from around the world, PeaceGeeks embarks on projects designed to help change the world for better.

Enterprises and Open Source: The Important Role of Commercial Distributions

By Bart Copeland, December 1, 2015

I recently did a webinar with Jay Lyman, Research Manager at 451 Research, discussing the trends in open source programming language adoption by enterprises and how they impact the overall business.

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.

High Performance Image Resizing With Image::Scale

By Andy Grundman, October 28, 2015

The ProblemTech Crunch Disrupt

Category: perl

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

Quick Assessment Skills Keep Developers Ahead of the Competition

By Tom Radcliffe, October 8, 2015

Tech Crunch DisruptAs developers, a fundamental part of our job is constantly assessing new and better tools. We have ones that we’ve used for years, and we’re not going to give those up. But we also have to reassess which additional tools or technologies we need to use for each new project.

Category: komodo

Free Dev Tools Software for Your School's Lab or Classroom

By Kathy Thomas, September 24, 2015

Deploy your apps to any cloudThe notion of "developers conquering the world" is not new. Programming is the "it" profession with the demand for coders outstripping supply.

Back to Work Sale - September Savings

By Sheila Louis, September 1, 2015

ActiveState Back to Work Savings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Komodo 9.2: IDE with Docker, Vagrant, Package Installers and More

By Sheila Louis, August 31, 2015

Komodo IDE Version 9.2 - What's New

The Komodo dev team has been busy adding tons of functionality to our Komodo IDE and Edit products over the past several months. Most recently we released Komodo 9.2, which includes:

Category: komodo