The end of life for Python 2 has arrived and many organizations are still struggling with their plans for migration to Python 3. That’s according to the findings of a new survey released today by ActiveState, which was conducted to determine whether and how organizations are preparing for Python 2 EOL.
ActiveState has added more than 50,000 Python package versions to its ActiveState Platform, all of which can now be automatically resolved for dependencies, built and packaged into runtimes that eliminate “works on my machine” issues.
Today ActiveState opened its Python 2 End of Life (EOL) Survey. With the impending EOL of Python 2 on Jan 1 2020, it’s more important than ever to understand how enterprises are preparing for the change. The survey addresses the key issues that enterprises will need to grapple with. Anyone who codes, tests, deploys, runs, manages or works with Python 2 applications can complete it. The survey results, complete with a comprehensive report, will be made available to all respondents and the public in early 2020.
ActiveState today introduced the ActiveState Platform Command Line Interface (CLI), the State Tool to address many of the tasks that plague developers at project setup or worse, when they have to dive back into an older project. These include environment setups that don’t work the first time; dependencies, system libraries and build tools that aren’t pinned, limiting build reproducibility; and an abundance of poorly documented and maintained ad hoc scripts, which affect productivity.
Community support for Python 2 will expire on Jan. 1, 2020. ActiveState today announced a commercial support offering that includes security fixes and support for Python 2 beyond its End of Life (EOL) date. This offering will help organizations reduce risk and save developer time.
Windows users struggle with challenges when it comes to build environments, compilers, library clashes, runtimes and other incompatibilities. To make it easier for developers using Windows to create custom Python and Perl runtimes, ActiveState today announced enhancements to its software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering.
Today ActiveState announced that MSC Software, an engineering simulation firm, chose the ActiveState Platform and its Python solution, ActivePython, to extend legacy applications, increase the speed of implementing updated Python language distributions and manage risk across MSC’s broad product suite.
Developers are spending even less time on programming and the majority – 62% – are still struggling with managing dependencies when it comes to open source languages. That’s according to the findings of ActiveState’s 2019 Developer Survey: Open Source Runtimes.
Today ActiveState announced that Altair, a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data intelligence, has chosen ActiveState’s Python solution, ActivePython, to eliminate dependency conflicts.