On Tuesday, ActiveState a Canadian software company announced to add thousands of Python packages to its ActiveState Platform. ActiveState helps enterprises scale securely with open source languages and offers developers various tools to work on.
More than 2 million developers and 97% of Fortune 1,000 enterprises use ActiveState to support mission-critical systems and speed up their software development process.
The ActiveState Platform is a SaaS platform for open source language automation to centrally build, certify and resolve runtime environments. It incorporates more than 20 years of engineering expertise in order to automate much of the complexity associated with building, maintaining and sharing Python and Perl runtimes.
With minimal knowledge, a developer can automatically build open source language runtimes, resolve dependencies, and certify it against compliance and security criteria. The result is a consistent, reproducible runtime from development to production.
In this latest installment, the company has added more than 50,000 package versions covering the most popular Python 2 and 3 packages, as well as their dependencies. These dependencies can be automatically resolved, built and packaged into runtimes to eliminate issues.
“Python is one of the most popular programming languages on the planet right now, so it’s no wonder that the majority of the more than 200,000 developers on the ActiveState Platform are asking us to do more to support their Python development efforts. In order to ensure our customers can automatically build all Python packages, even those that contain C code, we’re designing systems to vet the code and metadata for every package in PyPI. Today’s release is a significant first step toward that goal.” says Jeff Rouse, Vice president, product management at ActiveState.
The company is preparing itself for Python 2 EOL and in the process, it has vetted thousands of key Python 2 packages critical to the support of customers’ Python 2 applications. In addition, the company has added many of the most popular Python 3 packages to support the efforts of their broad and wide customer base. It is a significant milestone on the road to make all of the Python Package Index (PyPI) available on the ActiveState Platform.
To know more about this news, check out the official press release by the company.