Stackato has supported Java from the beginning, but without buildpacks the choice of Java runtimes has thus far been limited to exactly one: Java6 (née jdk1.6) which until recently was the most widely used Java release. Now that has changed.
A few weeks ago, I set up a Stackato instance to support several internal ActiveState applications. As a sysadmin, I wasn’t deeply familiar with the dependencies and inner workings of these various applications.
Earlier this week, ActiveState announced the launch of the Stackato Partner Program. This program connects Stackato’s private PaaS technology with leading infrastructure technologies and service providers.
Recently, a university professor contacted us about using Komodo as a teaching tool for his course on web design. He wanted to know if we could refer him to any educational resources demonstrating web editing with Komodo.
IT professionals often have a hard time communicating to others what it is that they do for work. Unlike farmers who grow corn or bakers who make bread, IT workers don’t “make” tangible products. Yet every day, they do “make” decisions.
Last month and now wrapping up in 2013, we have been celebrating twelve Stackato ActiveState developers who share thoughts about the product, little known facts about them, and how they spend their time when they are not developing.
One of the deep-rooted myths behind the use of open source technologies to build a Platform as a Service (PaaS) is that it is a more cost-effective choice compared to purchasing commercial software. Contrary to popular belief, free software is not a free ride, and there are costs to consider. Now is the time to debunk the myth and help managers make the right decision for their business.