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Python & Finance: US SEC Mandates, Financial Modeling, and Other Snakes in the Grass - OSCON Presentation

By Diane Mueller, July 29, 2010

As promised, here's the slidedeck from my recent OSCON2010 presentation.

Keeping up with Perl: Development, Upgrade, and Deployment Options for Perl 5.12

By Kendra Penrose, July 29, 2010

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Keeping up with Perl: Development, Upgrade and Deployment Options for Perl 5.12

Category: events

The Growth of Dynamic Languages - Pythonists, Pythonistas, and Pythoneers

By Bart Copeland, July 28, 2010

As the Dynamic Languages Experts we often get asked:

  • Which open source dynamic language has the greatest usage?
  • Which open source dynamic language is currently growing the fastest in usage?

Why are these questions relevant? Our customers and partners want to know:

Category: dynamic languages

Five More Pictures of OSCON

By Diane Mueller, July 28, 2010

Armed with only my iphone, my free speaker's pass and with my own presentation slidedeck nearly completed, I headed south from ActiveState's Vancouver, BC headquarters to the masses at OSCON2010.  As this was my first OSCON adventure, I was looking forward seeing the luminaries that Tim O'Reilly's able team had assembled for this OS developer community tribal gathering.

Category: events

ActiveState Komodo 6, Projects, Extensions and You

By Eric Promislow, July 14, 2010

With the second beta of Komodo 6, you're going to see a few changes to the project system. For years, the project system has served triple duty as a file manager, a toolbox, and a general container for preferences and other resources. We knew that, while the project system was adequate, we could improve the way Komodo handles files and tools.

Category: announcements

Komodo 6.0 Beta 2: HTML 5, CSS 3, Python 3, Database Explorer, Publishing, ...

By Trent Mick, July 14, 2010

We (ActiveState) released Komodo 6.0 beta 2 yesterday and we want your feedback, bugs and IDE dreams. While we've made nightlies available since almost the first builds of Komodo 6, we feel that Komodo 6 is getting stable enough that it is time to start talking about it more to get a wider audience trying it and giving us feedback on what we've done so far.

Category: announcements

Survey Says: Selenium by a Nose for Most Popular Test Framework

By Diane Mueller, July 13, 2010

Last month  we asked our developer community to share with us which test frameworks they are using today--with some interesting results.  It was a bit of a horse race with Selenium beating out the "Other" category by a Nose.

Category: python

Pay Attention to Your Open Source Software Licenses

By Angie Hirata, July 13, 2010

Two times in June this year, ActiveState hosted legal webinars from expert open source lawyers to discuss some of the main legal issues surrounding open source.

OSCON 2010 Tracks That Are Getting ActiveState's Attention

By Bart Copeland, July 12, 2010

OSCON 2010Oscon (Open Source Convention) 2010 is fast approaching and ActiveState is gearing up to be there from July 20 - 23, 2010.  We're definitely looking forward to the Cloud Summit all day on Tuesday and we will be in attendance after the cloud summit for some socializing during the present

Category: events, open source

ActiveState's Diane Mueller and Trent Mick to Present at OSCON

By Sheila Louis, July 9, 2010

OSCON 2010 in Portland, OR, is coming up really fast--we're down to less than two weeks to go!

Diane and Trent are putting the finishing touches on their planned session:
Python & Finance: US Government Mandates, Financial Modeling, and Other Snakes in the Grass

Category: events, open source, python