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Automatically Build Custom Python and Perl Runtimes for Windows20190626090050

Automatically Build Custom Python and Perl Runtimes for Windows

If you’ve ever had to build Python or Perl runtime environments for a Windows OS, you’ve probably had to troubleshoot a number of issues, including: B...
The Developer’s Guide: Open Source Software License Comparison20190613143514

The Developer’s Guide: Open Source Software License Comparison

Open source licenses come in different types (i.e., copyleft vs permissive), flavors (i.e., industry standard vs specific to a single vendor), and ver...
How to Learn Python without First Needing to Learn Python20190606085745

How to Learn Python without First Needing to Learn Python

When it comes to driving, we don’t make the student assemble the car before learning how to drive. Yet when it comes to learning Python, users first n...
How to Measure the Cost of Open Source Language Builds20190523090509

How to Measure the Cost of Open Source Language Builds

Summary: automating build engineering is the only viable way to ensure lower costs and increased throughput. Up till now, fully automating the build e...
Customer Support Chatbots: Easier & More Effective Than You Think20190516101054

Customer Support Chatbots: Easier & More Effective Than You Think

Dana CraneMay 16, 2019, , ,
Create your own free chatbot environment with just a few commands and learn more about the benefits of customer service chatbots in this post. Opinion...
ActiveState Announces Winners of its 2019 Annual Developer Survey for Open Source Runtime Pains20190510090514

ActiveState Announces Winners of its 2019 Annual Developer Survey for Open Source Runtime Pains

Sandra WearMay 10, 2019, , ,
For the second year in a row we ran a developer survey to better understand open source runtime pains. The survey was geared towards anyone programmin...
Simplifying Software Development Environment Setup20190502114016

Simplifying Software Development Environment Setup

Software development best practices are “best practices” for a reason. For example, the best practice when beginning a new project is to create a new ...
Consolidating Applications with a Common Runtime20190425101057

Consolidating Applications with a Common Runtime

If you’re like most enterprises, you’ve got teams working on multiple applications that share much the same technology stack. Let’s take Python as an ...
Add Machine Learning to Legacy Applications with Python20190418100534

Add Machine Learning to Legacy Applications with Python

Dana CraneApril 18, 2019, , ,
These days, it seems like Machine Learning (ML) is everywhere. Well, everywhere except in legacy applications. But you can hardly blame the applicatio...
Machine Learning: the Future is Here, and Python is Driving20190411100233

Machine Learning: the Future is Here, and Python is Driving

It seems like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are everywhere these days. In fact, it’s surprising how much of it we already tak...
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