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|Headquarters||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Bart Copeland (CEO)|
|Products||ActivePerl, ActivePython, ActiveTcl, Komodo IDE|
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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; and free and commercial language distributions, ActivePerl, ActivePython, and ActiveTcl for AIX, HP-UX, Linux, OS X, Solaris, and Windows.
ActivePython is a software package consisting of the Python (programming language) implementation CPython and a set of extensions, packaged to facilitate installation. As of 2006, it ran on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, AIX and HP-UX platforms. ActivePython for Windows includes the PyWin32 extensions for programming with the Win32 API. It also includes the integrated development environment IDLE, although this requires manual setup.
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.
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.
In December 2012, ActiveState announced the OEM integration of Stackato with HP Cloud Services, specifically the HP Cloud Application Platform as a Service. HP describes the product as “an application platform for development, deployment, and management of cloud applications using any language on any stack". In July 2015, it was announced that HP was acquiring Stackato from ActiveState.
ActiveState is owned by its employees and Pender Financial Group, an investment company focused on technology and healthcare sectors in British Columbia after briefly being a member of the Sophos group.
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