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ActivePython 2.6.5.14 released, fixing the debug bug

By Trent Mick, July 9, 2010

We just released ActivePython 2.6.5.14 (download it here, release notes here).

Category: python

ActivePython 2.7 released - and what 2.7 means for Python’s future

By Sridhar Ratnakumar, July 7, 2010

ActivePythonThe last major planned version in the 2.x series, Python 2.7, was released last weekend. ActiveState swiftly prepared a corresponding ActivePython release for your downloading pleasure. Click here to download ActivePython.

Category: announcements, python

5 Python Pluses for the Enterprise

By Jeff Hobbs, July 5, 2010

You might not find quite as many experienced Python developers as .Net or Java folks, in part because Python is younger than Java and hasn't had the corporate push of .Net. Still, Python's doing well enough in developer adoption to make it a solid choice. Another advantage in Python's court? It's vendor neutral.

By now, you should at least be passingly familiar with Python. One of the fastest-growing languages, Python has been gaining popularity for years and has reached a level of maturity that makes it a top choice for enterprise development.

Category: python

Where Content Meets Code: U.S. SEC Mandates, Python and Financial Content

By Diane Mueller, June 30, 2010

Fierce Content ManagementRon Miller just posted my guest post on financial content, the Read more...

Category: python

How to Install ActivePython & Matplotlib for Finance Screencast

By Diane Mueller, June 29, 2010

ActivePython Business Edition now ships with Numpy, SciPy and matplotlib - three fundamental python packages for financial and scientific computing. With the recent US SEC proposals to use python for ABS financial models - there are more than a few python-curious accountants, analysts and regulators starting to research and play with python. 

Category: python

Built for Speed: ActivePython, Intel® MKL and Mathematical Computing

By Diane Mueller, June 25, 2010

Power your science, engineering and financial applications with ActivePython Business Edition.

Category: python

Saving the world from economic collapse with Python?

By Angie Hirata, June 23, 2010

Today we announced that ActivePython now includes NumPy,SciPy, and matplotlib in ActivePython Business, Enterprise, and OEM Editions. What does this mean for you as a developer and as an investor?

Category: python

Must-Have Python Packages for Finance

By Diane Mueller, June 23, 2010

With the rise in visibility of the extensive use of Python in Finance driven by the recent SEC proposal (PDF) to require that most asset-backed securities issuers file a python computer program to model and document the flow of funds (or waterfall) provisions of the transaction, we thought it timely to ask the "must-have" Python packag

Category: announcements, python

ActiveState at OSCON 2010 in Portland this July

By Sheila Louis, June 22, 2010

Join ActiveState at OSCON 2010ActiveState is a proud sponsor, speaker and attendee of this year's OSCON (Open Source Convention) in Portland, OR, July 19-23rd!

Category: events, open source

Setting up IIS for ActivePerl

By Graham Stuart, June 21, 2010

In the good old days, you could turn on IIS 5, install ActivePerl, and get a working integrated setup for your Windows systems right out of the box. However, policy changes released with IIS 7, IIS 7.5, and recent service packs for IIS 5 and 6 have prevented the existing ActivePerl installers from automatically setting up all the configuration needed to use ActivePerl inside your IIS server. A number of additional manual steps have been required before Perl-driven web pages would work.