ActiveState's ASPN Tcl - Comprehensive Programming Tools & Resources

Advanced Tcl IDE and Resources Now Available

Dec 18, 2001, 00:00 ET from ActiveState

    VANCOUVER, BC, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ - ActiveState, the leader in open
 source programming tools, announces the release of ASPN Tcl, comprehensive Tcl
 tools and resources in a single value package. ASPN Tcl provides the latest
 quality TclPro builds and information with access to the ActiveState
 Programmer Network's Tcl cookbook; mailing lists and archives; and technical
 references. ASPN Tcl includes licenses for TclPro, a toolkit for rapid
 development of Tcl applications; and Komodo, ActiveState's cross-platform,
 multi-language IDE, with special TclPro integration.
     ActiveState's quality assured TclPro toolkit for Linux, Solaris and
 Windows enables programmers to remotely and visually debug Tcl; deploy Tcl
 programs as ready to run executables; obfuscate code; and check syntax to spot
     "ActiveState's delighted to step in where Scriptics/Ajuba left off. ASPN
 Tcl fills the need for productive and secure editing, debugging and deploying
 of Tcl in the enterprise," said Dick Hardt, Founder & CEO, ActiveState.
 "ActiveState's extensive Tcl tools, resources and support we provide make Tcl
 programming safe and easy, which is key for customers of ours like Cisco with
 thousands of Tcl developers."
     Key ASPN Tcl features:
     - TclPro toolkit - quality-assured checker, debugger, wrapper and
     - Komodo IDE - editor, graphical debugger, tutorials, and dynamic help
       for Tcl, Perl, Python, PHP, and XSLT on Linux and Windows
     - Tcl cookbook - a collaborative website, built by ActiveState, which
       hosts community contributions to the art of Tcl programming
     - ActiveTcl - free binary Tcl distribution, available for Linux, Solaris,
       and Windows;
     - ASPN - technical references, FAQs, mailings lists and archives
     "Tcl has proven to be the best scripting language for our automated
 testing environment for over a decade now. The number of Tcl users has grown
 from a few engineers to over thousands within our organization," Hemang
 Lavana, Software Engineer, Cisco Systems. "ActiveState has successfully
 managed to fill Scriptics/Ajuba's spot of providing Tcl support. I've been
 very impressed with the current distribution of ActiveTcl and look forward to
 your future Tcl-based products."
     "I'm excited to be reviving the popular TclPro toolset, which along with
 the advanced Komodo IDE is the most extensive Tcl development environment
 available," said Jeff Hobbs, Tcl Tech Lead, ActiveState. "These tools greatly
 enhanced Tcl programmer's productivity, whether in the enterprise space or in
 a one person shop."
     Other ActiveState Tcl initiatives comprise hosting of the primary Tcl
 community website at ActiveState also provides
 support for Tcl applications and internals on a wide range of platforms with
 the TclClinic on a per-incident basis, as a prepaid support contract, or
 through ActiveState's TclDirect. Future plans include Visual Tcl, a Tcl plugin
 to Microsoft's Visual Studio .NET.
     ASPN Tcl is being offered at a special introductory price of $50 off for
 the first year for $445 until January 15, 2002. The regular price is $495. It
 is an annual service that includes all updates for one year, plus online,
 searchable access to cookbooks, technical references, sample code, and more.
 More details and the download are available at
     About ActiveState:
     ActiveState is the leading provider of open source based programming
 products and services for cross-platform development. ActiveState's key
 technologies are Perl, the Internet's most popular programming language;
 Python and Tcl, user-friendly scripting languages; PHP, the dynamic Web
 programming language; and XSLT, the XML transformation language. The
 ActiveState Programmer Network (ASPN) offers these technologies with the
 latest information and productivity tools, empowering programmers with the
 freedom to work with their preferred language and development environment.
                       (C) ActiveState Corporation 2001.
     ActiveState, ASPN, Komodo, and Visual Tcl are trademarks of ActiveState
     Corp. All other company names herein may be trademarks of their
     respective owners.

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