Webinar: Moving Beyond ActivePython & ActivePerl – Building Faster With the ActiveState Platform
We’re moving beyond all-in-one distributions of Python and Perl and replacing them with the ActiveState Platform. Learn how the Platform provides a modern alternative that is more secure and streamlined than “one size fits all”.
Developers and IT teams have loved ActiveState’s community editions for over 20 years because they’re easy to use, simple to manage, and free. However, a lot has changed in the last two decades and all-in-one distributions like ActivePython and ActivePerl are no longer safe to use or simple to manage – especially in enterprise environments.
In this webinar, we discuss these pitfalls and demonstrate how the ActiveState Platform provides a modern alternative that streamlines package management and secures Python and Perl from the start of development, helping you deliver software to production faster and safer.
Learn how you can:
- Streamline package management – Automatically build packages from source and resolve dependencies, reducing time spent configuring and troubleshooting Python/Perl environments.
- Remediate vulnerabilities – Identify, resolve and automatically rebuild a secure environment in minutes, shortcutting the typically lengthy remediation process.
- Secure your software supply chain – Ensure packages are well maintained, vulnerability-free and suitably licensed for commercial use throughout the import-build-consume process, avoiding trojans and security threats.
Pete Garcin, Director of Product at ActiveState
Pete has more than 15 years of software development experience in open source and games. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo, and an MA in Communication from Carleton University in Ottawa. He is passionate about engaging with communities and dedicated to enhancing developers’ experiences.
Dana Crane, Product Marketing Manager at ActiveState
With 25+ years in the software industry, Dana has both crossed and fallen into the chasm as a Product Marketer and Product Manager. When not playing basketball or writing blogs, his time is split between making products easier to use and easier to understand.
ActiveState’s Community Edition (CE) language distributions (ActivePython, ActivePerl and ActiveTcl) are being phased out. These kinds of global installers will soon be available only to our Enterprise users. Instead, ActiveState is replacing them with the ActiveState Platform ecosystem, which provides users with a secure open source supply chain and advanced package management capabilities. This blog explains why.