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Perl Dev Kit (PDK) is Now End of Life20200220104403

Perl Dev Kit (PDK) is Now End of Life

Dana CraneFebruary 20, 2020, ,
ActiveState’s Perl Dev Kit (PDK) and ActivePerl Pro Studio have been providing the Perl community with essential tools for decades, but will soon be E...
Komodo IDE 12 now GA and Free For Everyone!20200213104251

Komodo IDE 12 now GA and Free For Everyone!

Nathan RijksenFebruary 13, 2020, ,
Komodo IDE v12 integrates with the ActiveState Platform's State Tool to automatically generate runtimes for your projects....
How to Build a Blockchain in Python (Get Pre-built Runtime)20200206094045

How to Build a Blockchain in Python (Get Pre-built Runtime)

Dante SblendorioFebruary 6, 2020, , , ,
This post walks you through the process of creating your very own blockchain using Python....
Python 2 EOL Report Card – Is the Industry Ready?20200130125427

Python 2 EOL Report Card – Is the Industry Ready?

Dana CraneJanuary 30, 2020, ,
ActiveState surveyed >1200 developers at the end of 2019 to determine whether the Industry is prepared for Python 2's End of Life on January 1, 2020....
Top 10 Python Packages Every Developer Should Learn20200123164237

Top 10 Python Packages Every Developer Should Learn

This blog discusses the top ten most important, useful and ubiquitous Python packages that every developer should know....
Python Debugger Showdown – Which Debugger Suits You?20200116105728

Python Debugger Showdown – Which Debugger Suits You?

Michael ChurchmanJanuary 16, 2020, , , , ,
This post looks at some of the most popular Python debuggers to see how they measure up against each other, and help you decide which debugger is righ...
How to Build a Digital Virtual Assistant in Python20200109131456

How to Build a Digital Virtual Assistant in Python

This tutorial will walk you through the basics of building your own digital virtual assistant in Python, complete with voice activation plus response ...
Environment Variables vs Secrets in Python20200102095608

Environment Variables vs Secrets in Python

Environment variables are excellent for managing environmental configurations, but they're not inherently secure. Per environment passwords, API keys...
Top 10 Python Packages with Examples20191224104046

Top 10 Python Packages with Examples

Here are the top 10 Python packages critical to improving your programming experience, and which will immediately let you become a more efficient and ...
How to Build a CI/CD Pipeline for Python20191219095452

How to Build a CI/CD Pipeline for Python

DevOps professionals have a bag of tricks to make CI/CD work. But those tricks create a schism between dev and test environments, causing the “works o...