ActiveState launches ASPN Initiative

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – April 11, 2001 – ActiveState, the leader in open source programming, announces the ActiveState Programmer Network (ASPN). ASPN delivers tools and knowledge to enable programming with open source technologies. “The all-in-one access to resources seamlessly integrated with our multi-language, cross-platform IDEs and other technologies make it easier to program with open source technologies,” said Dick Hardt, Founder & CEO. “Programmers can develop in the language and platform that maps best to their coding task.” ASPN features:

  • Komodo IDE for Perl and Python, with PHP, Tcl and XSLT coming
  • Visual Studio.NET integration for Perl, Python and XSLT
  • Online searchable O’Reilly technical references
  • Python cookbook and sample code
  • ActivePerl, ActivePython, and ActiveTcl, binary distributions
  • FAQs and mailing lists

To empower a broader class of programmers with open source and to enable programmer productivity, ActiveState launched ASPN in multiple levels. ASPN Open is a free online resource where casual and new programmers can easily access a comprehensive knowledge base. Technical references, cookbooks, sample code and ActiveState documentation are categorized and searchable online. ASPN Open also includes ActiveState’s popular, quality-assured, binary distributions of open source programming languages, which have had over a million downloads in the past year.

For those learning to program, ASPN Open provides a non-commercial license for Komodo. ASPN Komodo, designed for professional programmers, combines the Komodo IDE with essential programming information in a single, convenient interface. Built on the Mozilla framework, the Komodo IDE is cross-platform and will provide support for all popular open source programming languages. Priced at $295, ASPN Komodo provides Komodo plus all updates for one year, as well as all the features of ASPN Open.

ASPN Perl combines advanced programming technology and Perl knowledge for the discerning Perl developer. This level includes all popular O’Reilly Perl titles, searchable and retrievable online. Building on top of ASPN Open and ASPN Komodo, ASPN Perl delivers Perl utilities, Perl alerts, and Visual Perl. Developers familiar with Visual Studio can now use Visual Perl for rapid Perl application development in Visual Studio.NET. Priced at $495, ASPN Perl assures all updates for one year, including Visual Perl updates released to correspond with Visual Studio.NET development.

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