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Anaconda vs ActiveState: The better partner for a more secure Python supply chain20211001163200

Anaconda vs ActiveState: The better partner for a more secure Python supply chain

Dana CraneLast Updated: October 6, 2021Anaconda, conda, conda forge, dependency confusion, Python ecosystem, python security tools, typosquatting
Python comes in many flavors, offering Pythonistas more than one way to accomplish their tasks. But for developers, the key criteria for making a choi...
How to manage native Python dependencies in your CI/CD pipeline20210923161723

How to manage native Python dependencies in your CI/CD pipeline

Vitalis OgbonnaLast Updated: September 28, 2021build Python from source, Python dependencies, Python dependency management, software supply chain security
Application dependencies are like a city’s drainage system: when properly built and well managed, they become invisible in the apps we build, and we f...
What Is a Software Supply Chain Attack?20210916120133

What Is a Software Supply Chain Attack?

Ebele Moses-MaduLast Updated: March 25, 2022software supply chain security, solarwinds
As agile software developers, we're expected to deliver at the speed of the internet. We have to push features and fixes quickly, so we don't have tim...
How to Use AI to Write Code For You20210909122132

How to Use AI to Write Code For You

Dante SblendorioLast Updated: September 9, 2021AI code writer, artificial intelligence, autogenerate code, github copilot, machine learning, python programming
Learn how to use Python to auto-generate code for you by simply talking to your computer!...
Top 5 Cybersecurity Youtube Channels To Follow20210908231451

Top 5 Cybersecurity Youtube Channels To Follow

Remi MLast Updated: December 14, 2021best python packages, python packages, third-party python packages
Your software supply chain is only as secure as its weakest link. Get our survey report to see how other software professionals are coping and what pr...
To build or not to build – When to seek custom engineering solutions20210902141833

To build or not to build – When to seek custom engineering solutions

Dana CraneLast Updated: September 2, 2021cost benefit analysis, custom engineering, opportunity cost, outsourcing, work to be done
Think you know the difference between core software development work and custom engineering? This post will make you think again....
Cohort Analysis with Python’s matplotlib, pandas, numpy and datetime20210826135306

Cohort Analysis with Python’s matplotlib, pandas, numpy and datetime

Nicolas BohorquezLast Updated: October 17, 2021cohort analysis, data analysis, forecasting, matplotlib, pandas, python, retention rates, theseus-growth
Learn how to use Python to perform cohort data analysis in order to better calculate retention rates and perform forecasting....
Software Supply Chain Security Checklist for Enterprises20210819133337

Software Supply Chain Security Checklist for Enterprises

Dana CraneLast Updated: December 14, 2021codecov, dependency confusion, Open source supply chain security, perl, python, solarwinds, typosquatting
Hackers are increasingly targeting your dev and CI/CD environments. This blog discusses the controls you need to put in place to thwart them....
Goodbye Community Editions; Hello ActiveState Platform20210812060027

Goodbye Community Editions; Hello ActiveState Platform

Dana CraneLast Updated: November 11, 2021activeperl, activepython, activestate platform, activetcl, Open source supply chain security
ActivePerl, ActivePython and ActiveTcl are being replaced by the ActiveState Platform's advanced package management capabilities. Learn why....
Python’s Top 10 Machine Learning Algorithms20210805131409

Python’s Top 10 Machine Learning Algorithms

Swaathi KakarlaLast Updated: August 5, 2021bagging classifier, boosting classifier, decision tree, K-nearest neighbor, logistic regression, machine learning, machine learning algorithms, naive bayes, pandas, principal component analysis, random forest classifier, scikit-learn, stochastic gradient descent classifier, support vector machines, voting classifier
There are dozens of algorithms available in Python. Learn which one is the most appropriate for your project. ...