I Just Want to Write My Code in Tcl20160321164355

I Just Want to Write My Code in Tcl

Tom RadcliffeLast Updated: June 7, 2019activetcl
“I don’t want a pickle, I just want to ride on my motor-cicle” –Arlo Guthrie This is a bit more fanciful than the usual ActiveS...
R vs Python: A False Dichotomy20160223170000

R vs Python: A False Dichotomy

Tom RadcliffeLast Updated: March 18, 2019data science, python, r, Rpy, rpy2
There have been a few articles lately posing the age old question: “Is R or Python a better language to learn for a budding young data scientist?̶...
Python Cons20160217170000

Python Cons

Tom RadcliffeLast Updated: March 13, 2019cython, dynamic languages, perl, python
Yes, the title of this blog is a three-way pun, although neither Lisp nor conferences will be mentioned. There was a nice article on Quora recently re...
Python vs. Java: Duck Typing, Parsing on Whitespace and Other Cool Differences20160126170000

Python vs. Java: Duck Typing, Parsing on Whitespace and Other Cool Differences

Tom RadcliffeLast Updated: March 23, 2021activepython, cython, duck typing, java, jython, parsing on white space, python
Python has a lot to offer Java developers, and the languages are interesting both in their similarities and their differences. In a prior blog, I disc...
Perl Dev Kit 9.5 Released20160121170000

Perl Dev Kit 9.5 Released

Tom RadcliffeLast Updated: July 19, 2019activeperl, pdk, PDK 9, PDK 9.5, perl dev kit
I’m very happy to announce that we have released Perl Dev Kit (PDK) 9.5. PDK provides developers with essential tools for building and deploying...
Maintaining Open Source Technology: Foundations, Corporations and Two Guys Named Steve20160119170000

Maintaining Open Source Technology: Foundations, Corporations and Two Guys Named Steve

Tom RadcliffeLast Updated: July 5, 2019open source, open source infrastructure, perl
This post on Medium by Nadia Eghbal pointing out the precarious situation of open source infrastructure is absolutely spot-on. The world is dependent ...
Security Patches for ActivePerl20160112170000

Security Patches for ActivePerl

Tom RadcliffeLast Updated: July 19, 2019activeperl, activeperl 5.22, File::Spec::canonpath(), OpenSSL, OpenSSL (1.0.2e), perl, perl security
In mid-December a number of security issues were identified in core modules of the Perl language. The first–found by David Golden of MongoDB and...
Python GUI Programming: wxPython vs. tkinter20151014170000

Python GUI Programming: wxPython vs. tkinter

Tom RadcliffeLast Updated: July 22, 2019python, python GUI
Even though the Tcl/Tk-based UI module called tkinter is a fairly standard part of the community and ActivePython distributions and has been...
Quick Assessment Skills Keep Developers Ahead of the Competition20151008215204

Quick Assessment Skills Keep Developers Ahead of the Competition

Tom RadcliffeLast Updated: July 8, 2019developers, hackathons, komodo package manager
As developers, a fundamental part of our job is constantly assessing new and better tools. We have ones that we’ve used for years, and we’re not going...
“No Brainer” Licensing for Komodo (and our other Tools and Languages)20150904000000

“No Brainer” Licensing for Komodo (and our other Tools and Languages)

Tom RadcliffeLast Updated: July 19, 2019buy, komodo, licensing, nobrainer, price, subscriptions
As the new Director of Engineering at ActiveState, I’ve had the opportunity in the past few days to engage in some interesting discussions about...