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,
- 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 http://tcl.activestate.com. 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
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.
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