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Good Things Come in Managed Packages

Package management is a significant issue in every programming language and the number of packages associated with each language is astonishing. Pytho...
Pandas: Framing the Data20170510111000

Pandas: Framing the Data

Data science, and numerical computing, in general, has a problem: the deep linear algebra libraries deal with pure numbers in vectors and matrices, bu...
Python vs. Ruby: Which is best for web development?20170427170000

Python vs. Ruby: Which is best for web development?

Python and Ruby are among some of the most popular programming languages for developing websites, web-based apps, and web services. In many ways, the ...
What is Test-Driven Development (TDD)?20170420170000

What is Test-Driven Development (TDD)?

Test-driven development (TDD) is not new but it certainly is in vogue. It was originally invented by Kent Beck as part of his extreme programming meth...
Python and Tables for (Fairly) Big Data20170406170000

Python and Tables for (Fairly) Big Data

Tom RadcliffeApril 6, 2017, , ,
Big Data is big these days, as more and more companies dig into their servers to find out what makes their market tick. There is “big”, and then there...
Our Biggest ActivePython Release EVER20170404170000

Our Biggest ActivePython Release EVER

Today is a great day for ActivePython users. We’ve just included another 200 packages in our distribution making it the most comprehensive relea...
Go for Object-Oriented Developers20170329170000

Go for Object-Oriented Developers

Tom RadcliffeMarch 29, 2017, , , , , , ,
Software design is about representation: how do we represent the solution to a problem in code that can be executed on the machine of our choice? How ...
ActivePython 3.5.3 Release20170216182613

ActivePython 3.5.3 Release

The Python releases have come at a very steady pace over the last two months, consistently moving the language ahead. Recently, the Python Software Fo...
ActivePython 3.6 Release20170130175648

ActivePython 3.6 Release

To wrap up a very busy 2016 in the Python world, the Python Software Foundation produced the first release in a new series, and the largest release in...
Python 2 vs Python 3: It’s Different This Time20170126214535

Python 2 vs Python 3: It’s Different This Time

A difficult decision for any Python team is whether to move from Python 2 and into Python 3. Although this is not a new decision for Python developmen...