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ActiveState Released Stackato v3.0 Beta Today (Based on Cloud Foundry v2, Docker, More)!

By Brent Smithurst, November 7, 2013

HolophonorStackato v3.0 Beta is now available! This is easily our biggest single release since v1.0, with many of the components rewritten, replaced, or heavily augmented—including a new Cloud Foundry v2 base and Docker for application containers.

Why Would ActiveState Join OpenStack's Project Solum?

By Brent Smithurst, November 4, 2013

Seastack SolumUnless you're deeply embedded in the PaaS, OpenStack, or cloud computing industries (e.g. a vendor), you probably haven't heard of Project Solum yet.

Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board Kicks Off (with participation from ActiveState, IBM, Intel, Pivotal, and others)

By Jeff Hobbs, October 30, 2013

Community Advisory BoardHistory was made in the Cloud Foundry community this morning and ActiveState is proud to have been part of it. We’ve been looking forward to this ever since there were first whispers of a Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board (CAB).

strlen Considered Dangerous

By Eric Promislow, October 29, 2013
pcre at work

A user complained that when he loaded a particular PHP file into Komodo, the editor would become unresponsive, and there would be no code intelligence. A quick check outside the editor showed most of what I needed to know about this file:

Tags: bug, komodo, php
Category: komodo

Cloud Security Checklist for Your Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

By Bart Copeland, October 23, 2013

Cloud Security ChecklistSecurity is a primary concern when organizations are ready to develop using cloud based technologies and can even inhibit cloud adoption. Some of the common issues cited include the perceived lack of control using a public cloud, visibility into the cloud or data compliance requirements.

Category: stackato

And That Was DevOps Days Atlanta

By Phil Whelan, October 8, 2013

DevOps DaysLast week I was lucky enough to have ActiveState pay for me to travel to and attend DevOps Days Atlanta. I was also selected as a speaker.

ActiveMQ on Stackato

By Matthew Fisher, October 3, 2013
Apache ActiveMQ

A new service just rolled off the press. One of our customers has graciously allowed us to open-source a service plugin that they created by following our blog post on creating custom services.

Category: stackato

Unveiling the Stackato CPBM Connector

By John Wetherill, September 24, 2013
Stackato and Citrix CloudPortal Business Manager (CPBM)

Increasingly often, at various conferences and events, I hear words and phrases like "Convergence," "Revolution," "Renaissance," "New Era," and "Sea Change." These are often heard in discussions or presentations about recent rapid innovations that are profoundly improving the craft of building software.

Category: stackato

One Week Left to Save on Komodo IDE 8.5, and Perl & Tcl Dev Kits

By Michael Kanasoot, September 23, 2013

Dev Tools $50 off until Sep. 30, 2013Our Komodo 8.5/Back to Work promotion is coming to a close next Monday, September 30.

Now is the time to get licenses of Perl Dev Kit, Tcl Dev Kit, Komodo IDE or Pro Studio, as we rarely offer discounts on our developer tools.

Neo4j and Stackato

By John Wetherill, September 17, 2013

Neo4j

Neo4j is a powerful NoSQL database product from Neo Technology that offers significant advantages over both traditional RDBMS offerings and many newer big data products as well. This blog describes Neo4j, and discusses a handful of possible deployment scenarios for Neo4j in Stackato.