ActiveState Platform: How to make a Python 3.9 Runtime using the Platform (Web GUI)

Learn how to use the ActiveState Platform to create a Python 3.9 environment in minutes, and then use the Platform’s CLI (State Tool) to install and manage it.

The video shows you, step by step, how to create a Python 3.9 environment for your project running on either Windows or Linux. The video walks you through how we created the environment for our Slack-to-Twitter bot project explained here.

The Platform lets you visually select a Python version, your target OS, and any packages you want to start with, resolves all dependencies, and then builds everything in parallel from source, including linked C libraries. Post-installation, you can continue to add, remove or upgrade Python packages using the State Tool’s CLI commands, and the Platform will automatically update and maintain your environment, ensuring you never get into a compromised state.

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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 demo and understand how it can support your enterprise’s open source needs.

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 runtime 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.

The ActiveState Platform is free for development use. Explore our paid plans for non-development use such as testing, production, and redistribution.

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