ActiveState Adds Beta Functionality for Open Source Language Automation

New ActiveState Platform functionality helps users do more with automation

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Jan. 10, 2019 – ActiveState today announced enhancements to the ActiveState Platform, its SaaS offering, to add new functionality to automatically build, certify and resolve open source languages.

The new ActiveState Platform capabilities, currently in beta, are available to existing customers as part of their subscription.

To create a free account and try out the beta functionality, go here. Or schedule a demo here.

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ActiveState’s Platform new capabilities in beta include:

  • Ability to select any set of packages from ActiveState’s inventory to create on-demand builds
  • Automated builds for Python languages (with support for Perl and Tcl coming soon)
  • Automatic dependency resolution through the automated build process
  • Commit-based build history
  • Integrated Python runtime vulnerability reporting

The updates enhance the Platform’s Python runtime verification ability released last year and allow customers to pickup and share their open source language builds. Users now benefit from accelerated build times and more visibility.

The new functionality underscores ActiveState’s intent to solve challenges with polyglot environments, where many open source languages and tech stacks co-exist and have to be regularly maintained and vetted against language updates and security vulnerabilities. The ActiveState Platform leverages the 20-year history building language distributions for Fortune 1000 companies and millions of developers.

Bart Copeland, CEO, ActiveState, said: “Polyglot is killing the enterprise, but it doesn’t have to. We believe you should enjoy all the benefits of many open source languages without any of the hassles. We want to free up coder time for high-value work, enable them to run a single command and get coding. And we want to empower management with the visibility and controls required to give developers the freedom to use open source tools.”

About ActiveState
ActiveState helps enterprises scale securely with open source languages and gives developers the kinds of tools they love to use. More than 2 million developers and 97 percent of Fortune 1,000 enterprises use ActiveState to support mission-critical systems and speed up software development while enhancing oversight and increasing quality.


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