ActiveState Enhances ActivePython
January 10, 2017
has released an enhanced ActivePython 2.7.12 and ActivePython 3.5.2. In
addition to expanding support for test driven development (TDD), this
release also includes some of the most popular Python packages including
VirtualEnv, Requests, Six, Simplejson, DateUtil, and MarkupSafe.
ActivePython now also includes ActiveState's polyglot IDE, Komodo.
Systems built with TDD practices have lower maintenance costs, which
allows for faster development progress to provide ongoing business
value. ActivePython now includes the Pyflakes, Pytest, and Coverage
Python testing packages: Coverage reports on how much code is covered by
unit tests, Pyflakes checks Python programs for well known errors, and
Pytest is a popular unit testing framework. The inclusion of these
modules results in a more robust, complete, and feature-rich enterprise
Python distribution out-of-the-box that provides developers with the
testing tools they want and need.
"Python is one of the most popular programming languages in the
development community today. With this latest release of ActivePython,
ActiveState is committed to creating a stable, high-quality, and
technologically advanced distribution of Python for developers to use,”
said Tom Radcliffe, ActiveState Director of Engineering. "In our recent
Open Source Survey, almost half of developers responded that they used
test driven development as their primary development process. We’ve made
a concerted effort to ensure that the most popular and effective Python
testing packages were a part of the new release so that developers can
fully take advantage of Python’s vast testing capabilities."
In addition to the Python testing packages, this release of ActivePython
also includes the most popular and in demand Python packages: VirtualEnv,
Requests, Six, Simplejson, DateUtil, and MarkupSafe. These packages were
selected not only because of their popularity but they also feature
enterprise friendly licenses, an active community, and the fundamental
capabilities they provide.
on these packages include:
This latest release of ActivePython
also includes access to ActiveState’s polyglot IDE, Komodo. When users
download ActivePython Community Edition, they will be offered a trial of
Komodo IDE to experience the benefits of using an IDE tailored to
Python. Purchasers of ActivePython Business Edition license will receive
one license of Komodo IDE at no extra cost; with ActivePython Enterprise
Edition, users receive a Komodo IDE 5-pack for their team for a truly
seamless development experience.
“Komodo’s polyglot language capabilities make it a natural fit for large
enterprises where the use of multiple development languages is the
norm,” said Jeff Rouse, ActiveState Director of Product Management. “We
have worked hard to make Komodo the de facto standard for enterprise
IDEs, and by including it with the ActivePython download, we’ve made it
even easier for our customers to access and use.”