How to use ActiveState Platform for restoring your dev environments

This video shows how the ActiveState Platform can be used by developers to avoid working with unstable or corrupted environments. Instead, developers can restore their runtime environment and get back to coding in just a few minutes

To create your own Python environment, featuring up-to-date, secure packages and their fully resolved dependencies you can start by creating a free ActiveState Platform account. As you make changes (commits), the Platform will keep a snapshot of every new environment configuration that you can revert to at any point with the click of a button. To make branches for deployment, try out the team tier subscription.

Development environments are all too easy to become unstable or corrupted. Most organizations have solutions in place to help you replace the entire environment. That usually means you are going to have to reinstall or reconfigure all your tooling. An alternative is manually trying to unravel what’s wrong but that can be frustrating and time-consuming as well.

Watch this video to see how you can use your free ActiveState Platform account to easily restore your runtime environment and get back to coding in just a few minutes.

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. These include role-based access control and project branching. 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.

To read the blog based on this video ”How to create stable, reliable dev environments”, head here.

Find the blog explaining the Twitter Bot environment referenced in this video here.

New to the ActiveState Platform? Here’s how to get started, once you’ve created your free account.

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.

Individual users can get started with the ActiveState Platform for free. For use by organizations or teams of individuals, explore our paid plans.