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

Much of the information found in this blog is now outdated. It is being kept for historical purposes. If you want to learn more about what ActiveState...
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...
ActiveState: What’s Next20150805170000

ActiveState: What’s Next

Bart CopelandAugust 5, 2015, , , , , ,
People have been asking me, “What’s happening to ActiveState now, after the sale of Stackato business (our private PaaS business) to HP?&#...
Package Management at Your Fingertips in Komodo 9.120150609000000

Package Management at Your Fingertips in Komodo 9.1

One of our big features in 9.1 is package management; you can easily install your project dependencies just by invoking Commando and installing the pa...