Tuesday September 26, 9:56 am Eastern Time
Rational Software & ActiveState Sign Joint Development and Support Agreement
VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 26, 2000--
ActiveState, a leading supplier of Internet programming software and
services today announced an agreement with Rational Software, the
e-development company, for ActiveState to provide support and quality
assured Perl for inclusion in Rational products.
``This puts the incredible power and popularity of Perl at the
hands of the many users of Rational ClearQuest,'' said Dick Hardt,
Founder & CEO, ActiveState. ``Rational ClearQuest is already the most
flexible defect and change tracking tool, and we are excited to work
with Rational to provide further extensibility and reliability to
One of the major advantages of this development and support
agreement is the availability of new Perl features and enhanced
debugging capability to Rational ClearQuest customers. Combined with
improved technical support for Perl usage in Rational ClearQuest, it
will enable development teams to further accelerate their development
``We're enthusiastic about working with ActiveState, the leading
Perl vendor. Their proficiency in open source programming software is
a good fit with our expertise in software configuration management
tools,'' said Sandy Wilbourn, VP and General Manager, Defect and Change
Tracking Products, Rational Software. ``Perl's flexibility and
excellence as a scripting solution on multiple platforms made it the
ideal choice for embedding into Rational ClearQuest.''
Under the terms of the agreement, ActiveState is supplying tested,
validated releases of Perl and Perl support for Rational ClearQuest.
The agreement also includes the exchange of tools technologies between
the two companies. The contract is renewable on an annual basis.
ActiveState is at the forefront of open source infrastructure
software, providing Internet programming products and services for all
popular operating systems including Linux, Solaris, and Windows.
ActiveState's key technology platforms are Perl, the Internet's most
popular programming language and Python, a user-friendly scripting
language. ActiveState solutions provide enterprise-wide deployment of
Perl and Python, improved programmer productivity, and seamless
integration with other technologies. ActiveState believes in the
evolution of core Perl and Python technologies and is committed to
broadening the appeal of Perl and Python by making available easy to
install packages for popular operating systems. For more information
visit www.ActiveState.com.(c) ActiveState Tool Corp 2000.
ActiveState is a trademark of ActiveState Tool Corp. All other
company and product names herein may be trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective owners.
Lori Pike, 604/484-6417