Tools For Developers

ActiveState has been creating developer tools for more than 20 years, including our popular open source language distributions and award-winning Komodo IDE.

All our dev tools are available for download for free from the ActiveState Platform.

automate open source

ActiveState’s Open Source Languages Platform

The tools ActiveState uses to create our open source language distributions are now freely available for any developer to try out. Create custom Python, Perl, and Tcl builds – just the language and packages you need to run your project – from source for Linux, Windows and macOS.

Create a free account | Learn More

State Tool – ActiveState’s Command Line Tool

The State Tool is the Command Line Interface (CLI) for the ActiveState Platform. Use it to:

  • Automatically set up runtimes for any environment, simplifying the Readme.
  • Share secrets in a simple yet secure manner.
  • Create cross-platform scripts.

Learn More

state tool activate

ActivePython

Comes precompiled and tested for easy out-of-the-box installation and includes core Python and over 300 popular packages with builds for Windows, Linux, Mac.

Download ActivePython

ActivePerl

Offers worry-free implementation and significant time savings over open source Perl for installing and managing common Perl modules.

Download ActivePerl

ActiveTcl

Industry-standard, commercial-grade Tcl distribution used by millions of developers around the world for fast, easy Tcl installation, and quality-assured code.

Download ActiveTcl

ActiveGo

Makes it easy to start using Go in your organization. Focus on productivity with over 70 of the most popular Go libraries and tools already included.

Download ActiveGo

ActiveRuby

Includes the best gems out-of-the-box, with versioning and dependencies handled for you, easing the pain of gem management.

Download ActiveRuby

Komodo IDE

Code smarter and faster with the leading IDE for today’s major web languages, including Python, PHP, Perl, Go and Ruby.

Download Komodo IDE

ActiveState's Open Source donations

Open Source Initiatives

ActiveState continues to be an active proponent for, contributor to, and supporter of open source initiatives.