Tools For Developers

ActiveState has been creating innovative tools for developers 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.

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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 Python, Perl, and Tcl builds – with just the language and packages you need to run your project – from source for Linux, Windows and macOS.

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State Tool – ActiveState’s Package Manager

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.

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ActiveState language distribution

ActiveState’s Language Distributions

Our curated, ready-to-install open source language distributions for Python, Perl and Tcl are recommended for open source projects and community developers. The latest versions are available for Windows, Mac and Linux. ActiveState Community Edition distributions are supported through community forums and backed by ActiveState.

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Komodo IDE – One IDE For All Your Languages

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

  • Great tools for pair programming and collaboration.
  • Visual debugger and more to debug, inspect and test your code.
  • Powerful editor with syntax highlighting, autocomplete, code refactoring and more.

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ActiveState's Open Source donations

Open Source Initiatives

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

97% of Fortune 1000 Companies Rely On ActiveState

ActiveState’s enterprise offering includes extensive customization, premium support, and regularly scheduled builds, licensed for production use and redistribution.

Reduce Security Risks
Ensure security with the latest secure versions of Tcl modules, latest secure versions of Python and Perl packages and timely updates for critical issues.

Indemnification and License Compliance
Comply with your organization’s open source policies against GPL and GNU licensing, and reduce risk with legal indemnification.

Commercial Support & Maintenance
Keep your IP out of public forums and get faster, more reliable help with guaranteed response times and Service-Level Agreements

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Enforce Code Consistency
Maintain consistency from desktop to production – Windows, macOS, Linux and big iron (AIX, Solaris).

Avoid Lock-In with Open Source Languages
100% compatible with open source Python, Tcl and Perl so you can recruit skilled staff, ramp up faster and avoid vendor lock-in.

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Accelerate Time to Market
Spend less time setting things up and more time getting things done, with the top Tcl, Perl and Python modules precompiled and ready to go.

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