Top 10 Blogs from 201620161228060000

Top 10 Blogs from 2016

Navrup JohalDecember 28, 2016, ,
It’s my favourite blog of the year – where I list the articles I found the most memorable, interesting, and educational from 2016 (in my humble ...
Functional Python20161012170000

Functional Python

Tom RadcliffeOctober 12, 2016, , ,
Functional programming is a discipline, not a language feature. It is supported by a wide variety of languages, although those languages can make it m...
ActiveState 2016 Open Source Survey20160929170000

ActiveState 2016 Open Source Survey

We had a tremendous response to our first open source survey and on behalf of ActiveState I’d like to thank the 867 people who gave their time and tho...
Python vs C or C ++ in Embedded Systems20160901210321

Python vs C or C ++ in Embedded Systems

Python vs C or C ++ - which programming language is better for embedded programming?The C/C++ programming languages dominate embedded systems programm...
R vs Python: A False Dichotomy20160223170000

R vs Python: A False Dichotomy

Tom RadcliffeFebruary 23, 2016, , , ,
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 RadcliffeFebruary 17, 2016, , ,
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

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...
Enterprises and Open Source: The Important Role of Commercial Distributions20151201170000

Enterprises and Open Source: The Important Role of Commercial Distributions

I recently did a webinar with Jay Lyman, Research Manager at 451 Research, discussing the trends in open source programming language adoption by enter...
ActivePython vs. Open Source Python: What’s the Difference20151105170000

ActivePython vs. Open Source Python: What’s the Difference

We recently stumbled upon on old forum question inquiring why someone would use ActivePython instead of Python. That prompted us to write this blog, b...
Python GUI Programming: wxPython vs. tkinter20151014170000

Python GUI Programming: wxPython vs. tkinter

Tom RadcliffeOctober 14, 2015,
Even though the Tcl/Tk-based UI module called tkinter is a fairly standard part of the community and ActivePython distributions and has been...