How to automate Python environment set up with the ActiveState Platform
- Just one command to download and install your GitHub repo and the associated runtime environment
- Never get into a “can’t build the environment” state since the environment configuration is saved and all dependencies (including transitive and OS dependencies) are always available in the Platform’s catalog
This video walks you through the entire process of setting up a Python environment for a GitHub project starting from a requirements.txt file through installing the repo and environment so you’re ready to start coding.
Note: Creating secure, reproducible environments are functions available to all users of the ActiveState Platform, including free tier users. Just start by creating your account using your email or GitHub credentials. As you work with the ActiveState Platform to create new Python environments, you may need to upgrade to higher tiers to obtain access to features available only to paid tier users. Please get in touch with us to help you find the best tier for your needs.
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At ActiveState, we use the Platform to build not only our popular open source language distributions, but also custom runtimes for our enterprise clients (i.e. builds containing just the language and packages their project requires). Try it out yourself or get a personalized demo and understand how it can support your enterprise’s open source needs.
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Use our Platform to build a custom environment for your next project, including just the language and packages your project needs.
- Choose a language (Python, Perl or Tcl right now)
- Select your operating system (Linux or Windows, plus Mac for Python)
- Add the packages your project requires
ActiveState regularly pulls packages from each language’s standard open source repository (CPAN, PyPI, etc) to ensure that your open source language and components are up to date, can be compiled from source, and are then verified to work together in a distribution that is packaged for most major operating systems. Go ahead and try our beta today! We are hanging out at our Community Forum to provide support as you explore.