Thursday April 12, 11:00 am Eastern Time
ActiveState launches ASPN Initiative
Easier open source programming
SAN JOSE, CA, April 12 /PRNewswire/ - ActiveState, the leader in open
source programming, announces the ActiveState Programmer Network (ASPN). ASPN
delivers tools and knowledge to enable programming with open source
``The all-in-one access to resources seamlessly integrated with our multi-
language, cross-platform IDEs and other technologies make it easier to program
with open source technologies,'' said Dick Hardt, Founder & CEO. ``Programmers
can develop in the language and platform that maps best to their coding task.''
- ASPN features:
- Komodo IDE for Perl and Python, with PHP, Tcl and XSLT coming
- Visual Studio.NET integration for Perl, Python and XSLT
- Online searchable O'Reilly technical references
- Python cookbook and sample code
- ActivePerl, ActivePython, and ActiveTcl, binary distributions
- FAQs and mailing lists
To empower a broader class of programmers with open source and to enable
programmer productivity, ActiveState launched ASPN in multiple levels.
ASPN Open is a free online resource where casual and new programmers can
easily access a comprehensive knowledge base. Technical references, cookbooks,
sample code and ActiveState documentation are categorized and searchable
online. ASPN Open also includes ActiveState's popular, quality-assured, binary
distributions of open source programming languages, which have had over a
million downloads in the past year. For those learning to program, ASPN Open
provides a non-commercial license for Komodo.
ASPN Komodo, designed for professional programmers, combines the Komodo
IDE with essential programming information in a single, convenient interface.
Built on the Mozilla framework, the Komodo IDE is cross-platform and will
provide support for all popular open source programming languages. Priced at
$295, ASPN Komodo provides Komodo plus all updates for one year, as well as
all the features of ASPN Open.
ASPN Perl combines advanced programming technology and Perl knowledge for
the discerning Perl developer. This level includes all popular O'Reilly Perl
titles, searchable and retrievable online. Building on top of ASPN Open and
ASPN Komodo, ASPN Perl delivers Perl utilities, Perl alerts, and Visual Perl.
Developers familiar with Visual Studio can now use Visual Perl for rapid Perl
application development in Visual Studio.NET. Priced at $495, ASPN Perl
assures all updates for one year, including Visual Perl updates released to
correspond with Visual Studio.NET development.
ActiveState is the leading provider of open source based programming
products and services for cross-platform development. ActiveState's key
technologies are Perl, the Internet's most popular programming language;
Python and Tcl, user-friendly scripting languages; PHP, the dynamic Web
programming language; and XSLT, the XML transformation language. The
ActiveState Programmer Network (ASPN) offers these technologies with the
latest information and productivity tools, empowering programmers with the
freedom to work with their preferred language and development environment.(C) ActiveState Corporation 2001.
ActiveState, ASPN, ActivePerl, ActivePython, ActiveTcl and Komodo are
trademarks of ActiveState Corp. All other company names herein may be
trademarks of their respective owners.