ActiveState

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ActiveState
Type Private
Founded 1997
Headquarters Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Key people Bart Copeland (CEO)
Products ActivePerl, ActivePython, ActiveTcl, Komodo IDE, Stackato
Employees >30
Website www.activestate.com

ActiveState is a Canadian software company headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. It develops, sells, and supports cross-platform development tools for dynamic languages such as Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and Tcl, as well as language distributions and enterprise services.

ActiveState products include: ActiveState Komodo, an integrated development environment (IDE) for dynamic languages; Perl Dev Kit (PDK) and Tcl Dev Kit (TDK), productivity and deployment tools for Perl and Tcl programmers; free and commercial language distributions, ActivePerl, ActivePython, and ActiveTcl for AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, and Windows; and Stackato, a private Platform as a Service solution.

In October 2006, ActiveState (then a subsidiary of Sophos) was named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, as published in Maclean's magazine, one of only a handful of software developers to receive this honour.[1]

In February 2012, ActiveState announced general availability of Stackato. According to the announcement, Stackato "makes it easy to develop, deploy, migrate, scale, manage, and monitor applications on any cloud", and is available in Enterprise, Micro Cloud, and Sandbox editions.[2]

In December 2012, ActiveState announced the OEM integration of Stackato with HP Cloud Services, specifically the HP Cloud Application Platform as a Service.[3] HP describes the product as “an application platform for development, deployment, and management of cloud applications using any language on any stack".[4][5]

ActiveState is owned by its employees and Pender Financial Group, an investment company focused on technology and healthcare sectors in British Columbia[6] after briefly being a member of the Sophos group.

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