ActiveState Platform: How to Build a Custom Runtime in 5 minutes?

Excited about your new Python project, but not looking forward to having to build the runtime for it from source? Setting up compilers, resolving dependencies, and experimenting with build scripts can be a great learning experience, but not if you’ve got a deadline.

With the ActiveState Platform, you can simplify the building of Python, Perl and Tcl runtimes from source by automating much of the complexity.

This 5-minute video demonstrates how you can build a ‘Trading Bot Runtime’ from source with just a few clicks, but the methodology can be applied to any runtime for any project.

The ActiveState Platform is like having a language and OS expert on your team who can also resolve dependency conflicts as they arise, and then automatically package your build for Mac, Linux, and/or Windows.

To get started, create a free account on the ActiveState Platform to follow along with the steps explained in this video.

Once your custom runtime is ready, you can continue to practice, or else follow through and create your own Algorithmic Trading Bot using the steps outlined in this blog.

At ActiveState, we use our 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).

We’ve built the hard-to-build packages so you don’t have to waste time on configuration…get started right away!

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.

Follow along our demo video step by step and create a custom runtime in minutes!

Suhani S