The State of Package Management (and How to Make It Better)

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To coin a phrase, good things come in managed packages. Language package managers take all the tedious, manual work out of installing, configuring, updating and otherwise managing your open source language so you can focus on what matters most – coding.

Every programming language has at least one (many have multiple) package managers to help deal with the thousands of third-party components in their ecosystem. But each of these package managers were designed to manage language components on a single system. What if a package manager could perform its traditional role across multiple languages for multiple users on multiple platforms? This Datasheet presents a solution.


Simplify Common Package and Environment Management Tasks

Whether you’re looking to more easily manage multiple projects on your system without corrupting your global installation, or else ensure consistent, reliable runtime environments across dev, test and production, our team-based package management solution can help. Enable everyone on your teams to spend less time troubleshooting and more time coding, delivering and shipping software.

Get in touch with us about your unique challenges, and give us a chance to show you how we can help solve them. ActiveState can help organizations:

  • Manage team vs individual system environments
  • Implement consistent, end-to-end runtime deployments vs per environment deployments
  • Enable reliable, pre-built runtimes vs assembled runtimes for CI/CD

We know that together we can make it simple for everyone to install, run, and manage any open source language runtime, no matter the OS, dependencies, or languages used. Let’s talk!

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