ActiveState has been chosen by Profit Magazine as one of Canada's Hottest Startups for 2001. The annual ranking celebrates the achievements of the best and brightest young businesses. "We're honored to be chosen amongst the top 50 emerging growth companies in Canada," said Dick Hardt, Founder and CEO. "We appreciate the recognition of the unique challenges we've faced in finding a successful business model around open source." ActiveState provides open source based programming products and services for cross-platform development. ActiveState's key technologies are Perl, the Internet's most popular programming language; Python and Tcl, user-friendly scripting languages; PHP, the dynamic Web programming language; and XSLT, the XML transformation language. In our four year history we've gone from a small two person shop to the leader in our market with many of the top open source developers on staff and as advisors. Our mission is to make programming easier and we believe in the core values of creating a great place to work, integrity, responsibility, and superior customer service. Over 50% of the Fortune 500 are customers and we are working hard to attract the remainder! Read more about the road blocks we faced and how we overcame them in Profit's fear factors. ActiveState and its stars have also won many other awards, for our productivity tools, entrepreneurial abilities, and more...