ActiveState Releases ActivePython 2.6.5.12 and ActivePython 3.1.2.320100325162619

ActiveState Releases ActivePython 2.6.5.12 and ActivePython 3.1.2.3

sridharrMarch 25, 2010, ,
After the core Python release team released Python 2.6.5 and 3.1.2 this past weekend, the Python team at ActiveState was hard at work to deliver the c...
What makes a good enterprise cryptography toolkit20100324203725

What makes a good enterprise cryptography toolkit

Mike IvanovMarch 24, 2010, ,
Not only does having the right API reduce learning time, it also relieves the development community of the need to have certain debates: design discus...
Python Crypto: State of the Art (Part 2)20100301220101

Python Crypto: State of the Art (Part 2)

Mike IvanovMarch 1, 2010, , ,
Let’s take a closer look at some of the modules mentioned in the previous article. M2Crypto: A Python crypto and SSL toolkit Official descriptio...
Python Crypto: State of the Art (Part 1)20100221015433

Python Crypto: State of the Art (Part 1)

Mike IvanovFebruary 21, 2010,
There is a lot of interest in doing cryptography using Python these days which has resulted in quite an impressive number of cryptography related Pyth...
ActiveState Launches New and Improved Code Site20100219202636

ActiveState Launches New and Improved Code Site

We are super excited to unveil the new code.activestate.com at PyCon today. We’ve implemented tons of new improvements and sharpened code.active...
The cost of open source software20100217225730

The cost of open source software

Bart CopelandFebruary 17, 2010, , , ,
Much has been said in our inner open source circles about the cost of open source. But now, people outside the inner circle are understanding the valu...
No More Stale Lunches20100202170314

No More Stale Lunches

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Well, ActiveState has been giving away ActivePerl, ActivePython and ActiveTcl builds for years, ...
What managers don’t know about their developers using open source components20100129231647

What managers don’t know about their developers using open source components

Jeff HobbsJanuary 29, 2010, , , ,
In Jeffrey Hammond’s recent article on Dr. Dobb’s (What Developers Think, January 16, 2010), his survey results highlighted something we h...
PyPM: A package manager for Python20091020223657

PyPM: A package manager for Python

troytOctober 20, 2009, ,
Package managers are useful things. For language distributions, they simplify the job of finding and installing modules, libraries or extensions for t...
Critical systems using Perl, Tcl or Python? Time to think about support.20090514203036

Critical systems using Perl, Tcl or Python? Time to think about support.

Kendra PenroseMay 14, 2009, , ,
A recent blog post by Matt Asay caught our eye here at ActiveState: “Recent survey data compiled by Forrester Consulting on behalf of informatio...