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A New Year, a New Google Summer of Code

By Andreas Kupries, March 9, 2010

Google Summer of CodeSo you wish to fill the ranks of your project with new blood? Raise its visibility among the multitudes of other Open Source projects?

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March Vancouver Python User Group (VanPyZ) Tuesday at ActiveState

By Trent Mick, March 8, 2010

We are hosting the March VanPyZ meeting at ActiveState this coming Tuesday evening (that is tomorrow). Details:

What

We're trying five minute lightning talks this month. So far we have (more expected):

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Code and Design Best Practices: "Beautiful Code" by O'Reilly

By Sheila Louis, March 8, 2010

Beautiful Code: Leading Programmers Explain How They Think

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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.

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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.