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Workspace is faster now.

By Troy Topnik, July 14, 2009

We've recently rolled out some changes behind the scenes that have
made Workspace much more responsive. We still have more
work to do, but we're seeing pages loading up to three times faster than
they did before the updates.

If you're one of those folks who tried Workspace and got frustrated
with the slowness, you may want go back and give it another try now.

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Summer Sale Ending July 15: Last Chance to Save on New Licenses

By , July 10, 2009

Only a few days left to take advantage of our Summer Sale...

Get $50 off all new license purchases, or almost $200 when you buy a 5-pack!

Komodo IDE
$295 $245 singles

$1180 $995 5-packs

3-Minute Project Management with ActiveState Workspace beta

By , July 9, 2009

10:22am - Sign up for Workspace
10:23am - Create a project
10:25am - Add your source code and start managing the development process

Don't waste time setting up servers or configuring code repositories and ticketing systems. ActiveState Workspace beta is ready-to-use with all the tools you need to stay focused and get the job done.

Category: ActiveBlog

Getting Started With Issue Tracking - part 2

By , July 9, 2009

Getting started with issue tracking is much more than deciding on a software application or hosted service. It requires taking stock of team and client culture to arrive at a smooth and productive workflow. In the first part of this 2-part post, we talked about starting with the basics of what your choice of issue tracking system offers and growing from there, as well as defining terms for describing issues consistently across the whole team. In this post, we’ll look at more high-level aspects of implementing issue tracking in your team’s practices.

Category: ActiveBlog

Getting Started with Issue Tracking - part 1

By , July 8, 2009

Got issues to manage? Most software teams do. They’re to-do lists that get angry when they don’t get done, and they can make teamwork flow through the day or end up in an unmanaged state. If your email inbox is the only tool you’re using to track issues, you’re more likely treading water than swimming. And it’s just that feeling that brings many development teams to an issue tracking system to get a handle on bugs and feature requests. With that in mind, we have a 2-part post of guidelines for getting started with issue tracking.

Category: ActiveBlog

ActivePython 3.1 highlights

By Troy Topnik, July 3, 2009

We've just released ActivePython 3.1. There are lots of cool and useful things in this release, but since I'm not one of the Python gurus around here, I sent some questions about it to Sridhar Ratnakumar, who is. Here's the resulting Q & A:

The Netherlands - Where Marijuana and Open Source are both Ubiquitous.

By Liliya Apostolova, July 2, 2009

Matt Assay has once more delivered some great info - this time on the openness of the Dutch to.... open source! The Dutch government is apparently running a wealth of open source as of this year. Matt shares a map of all the open source products the Dutch are running and offers an English translation of it. Very enlightening!

Keep Your Team on Task with Workspace

By , July 2, 2009

More developers means faster development, right? Wrong. When you add a new developer, it feels like you add developer2 connections. And more connections equal new ways to waste time and lose vital information.

Simplify your team's communication with Workspace.

Workspace has all the tools your team needs to stay connected, focused and on task, whether they're sitting right beside you or coding in the Caribbean.

Save $50: 2 Weeks Left to Enjoy Summer Savings!

By Sheila Louis, July 1, 2009

We just wanted to remind you that there's only 15 days left to take advantage of our Spectacular Summer Savings Sale! We’re offering $50 off all new license purchases, or you can save even more on our 5-packs!

Komodo IDE
$295 $245 singles
$1180 $995 5-packs

Category: ActiveBlog

Not your ordinary afternoon at ActiveState...

By Kendra Penrose, June 26, 2009

Because it's Friday...and I'm still reeling from a serious sugar high, I thought I'd share some photos of the AMAZING cupcake contest we had here at ActiveState.

Behold, the cupcakes (we are actually missing one kind in this shot - it had a cherry on top):

And the judges plate:

Delicious. Happy Friday Everyone!!!