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Early Registration for PyCon 2010: ActiveState Will See You There!

By Sheila Louis, January 4, 2010

Early bird registration for PyCon 2010 ends on January 6; ActiveState is attending and we hope to see you there!

Do you have a year-end hole in your training budget, or a brand new budget that you just can't wait to start spending? Come to PyCon in Atlanta in February!

PyCon is the largest Python Programmer's conference in the world.


Category: ActiveBlog, events

PyCon 2010 is Helping Those in Need During Economic Tough Times

By Shannon Yelland, December 21, 2009

Pycon 2010 in Atlanta

2009 has been a tough economic year for many developers, I am sure. Lately, I have been seeing a lot of chatter on Twitter about PyCon (PyCon is the largest annual gathering for the community using and developing the open-source Python programming language), which is being held in February 2010 in Atlanta.

Category: ActiveBlog, python

5 Licenses, 5 t-shirts, and Awesome Savings: The Season of Giving Ends Soon

By Sheila Louis, December 17, 2009

We're half way through December, and we just wanted to post a friendly reminder about our Season of Giving savings, since the deals end on December 31/09.

If you've been looking for the perfect opportunity to get the whole team using Komodo, PDK, TDK, or a Pro Studio bundle, now's the time:

Komodo IDE, Perl Dev Kit or Tcl Dev Kit 5-packs:
Value: $1475 Regular: $1180 Sale: $995 Save $480 ***PLUS we'll send you 5 ActiveState t-shirts

Take a Guided Tour of ActiveState Firefly

By Sheila Louis, December 15, 2009

Setting up your project on ActiveState Firefly is quick and easy, and it can save your team a lot of time and effort because you don't have to worry about managing the infrastructure and integrating all the pieces yourself.

This screencast steps through creating a project, and shows off some great Firefly features.

"Moderately timely" vulnerability notifications

By Troy Topnik, December 1, 2009

Secunia reported a "moderately critical" vulnerability in ActivePerl today. It alarmed us until we noticed that they were citing an old ActivePerl release announcement.

Category: announcements

Season of Giving: 5-packs on sale, and bonus t-shirts!

By Sheila Louis, December 1, 2009

Ah, December. It's the season to get together with friends, family... and even teammates!

To help you celebrate this fine season, ActiveState is offering great Season of Giving pricing on all 5-packs for teams--and a special t-shirt offer.

Category: ActiveBlog

How to Save Time with Firefly Ticket Management

By Liliya Apostolova, November 30, 2009

Firefly has a number of convenient bridges between features which work as handy shortcuts and make Firefly more than the sum of its parts. One such bridge is between source code control and the ticket management system.

Whether you're using Subversion or Mercurial as your version control system, you can issue commands to manage tickets, i.e.close or reference them right from the commit log message.

For example:

Tags: firefly

Vancouver Python users group meeting at ActiveState

By Shannon Yelland, November 29, 2009

Python User Group

Vancouver Python users group meeting is being held at ActiveState on Tuesday December 1, 2009 at 7pm.

This weeks topic:

Jamu Kakar: How to use Storm with a focus on some common patterns to common problems

Doug Latornell: PyYAML, flickrapi, and TkInter in a Desktop Image Display App


ActiveState 1700 - 409 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC

ActiveState Launches Firefly - A hosted project management and collaboration solution for dev teams

By Liliya Apostolova, November 18, 2009

ActiveState Firefly

Everyone at ActiveState is excited to introduce our newest offering Firefly - turn-key, hosted project management and collaboration for software development! It is packed with useful features and comes pre-configured so users don't have to spend precious time configuring and maintaining their own system.

Tags: firefly

Two reasons why an ActiveState fan uses Komodo!

By Troy Topnik, November 12, 2009

We love user screencasts!

As the guy who does most of the Komodo screencasts around here, I'm always delighted to see one that's been done by someone else. Creating a screencast takes a bit of time and it's difficult to get them right, so when someone spends the effort to make one just because they like our product, it makes us very proud.

Here's one by amberforge that shows off:

  1. Komodo's 'Go to Definition'
  2. Autocomplete features for PHP

Short and sweet: