Use case: Runtime Environment Control & Collaboration

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How to use ActiveState Platform for runtime environment control & collaboration

This video shows how the ActiveState Platform can help developers eliminate “Works on my Machine” issues where code that runs on one machine won’t work on another. Developers can proactively ensure environments are configured correctly across the entire software development process, from development to test and CI/CD, as well as through staging and production.

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. To make branches for deployment, try out the team tier subscription.

The most common reason for “works on my machine” issues is misconfigured environments. But if you use the ActiveState Platform to build your environment, you can programmatically ensure that all your teams’ environments are consistent.

This video shows how development managers can control the runtime your developers work with, ensuring they’re always installing the exact same approved environment, and thereby eliminating “works on my machine” issues.

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 solve reproducible environments the easy way”, head 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.
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