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PyCon 2010 wrap-up

By Trent Mick, March 5, 2010
Category: events, open source, python

Two More Weeks Until OSBC 2010 and We’re Giving Away Passes on Twitter

By Liliya Apostolova, March 4, 2010

Free ticket PyconTwo more weeks until the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) opens doors to hundreds of open source thought leaders and open source business users in San Francisco, California on March 17-18, 2010.

The True Cost of Open Source Software: New White Paper from ActiveState

By Shannon Yelland, March 2, 2010

Distilling the Debate: Is Open Source Software for You?

If you have researched open source software, even just a little, you’ve likely encountered two distinct worldviews:

  1. believers
  2. skeptics

Believers celebrate open source as free, collaborative code. In this paradigm, open source software isn’t just a free licensing model; it is a movement for building better, more flexible software. But, that’s just one side of the story. Open source skeptics raise compelling counterarguments for why open source software and the enterprise don’t mix.

Category: ActiveBlog, open source

Python Crypto: State of the Art (Part 2)

By Mike Ivanov, March 1, 2010

Open SSL


Let's take a closer look at some of the modules mentioned in the previous article.

M2Crypto: A Python crypto and SSL toolkit

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

osbc

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:

Category: ActiveBlog, python