ActiveState's Perl Dev Kit 4.0 Shipping

Support for the .NET Framework Added



Feb 05, 2002, 00:00 ET from ActiveState

    VANCOUVER, BC, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ - ActiveState, the leader in open
 source programming languages, today announced the release of the Perl Dev Kit
 (PDK) 4.0, which adds support for the Microsoft .NET Framework, Win 9x and HP-
 UX. Existing Perl scripts can now be turned into .NET components and used
 seamlessly in .NET Framework applications. Current users will find that
 PDK 4.0 creates Perl components on Windows that are 30% to 50% smaller.
     "PDK 4.0's integration with Visual Perl 1.2 allows developers to build
 .NET components in Perl and then use them within VB .NET or C(number sign) and
 do true multilanguage development and debugging," said Dick Hardt, Founder &
 CEO, ActiveState.
     "We're adopting Perl as our scripting language of choice because of its
 crossplatform portability and PDK's functionality is a god-send," said Matt
 Wagenknecht, Internet Security Engineer, Quantum Corp. "I perform attack and
 penetration tests on our servers and the smaller footprint of the new PerlApp
 executables in PDK 4.0 is very important."
 
     Perl Dev Kit's key new features include:
 
     - PerlApp - turns your Perl programs into ready-to-run executables, which
       can now be built on Win 9x and HP-UX in addition to Linux and Solaris
     - PerlCtrl - create ActiveX controls written in Perl, which can now be
       built on Win 9x
     - PerlNET - use existing .NET objects from Perl, create new .NET
       components in Perl, and inherit from and extend components written in
       other languages with Perl code
 
     "Based on customer demand we added support for more platforms such as Win
 9x and HP-UX," said Jan Dubois, PDK Tech Lead, ActiveState. "We're also very
 excited about supporting the .NET Framework with its easy interoperability
 between languages and cross language inheritance. Perl programmers will no
 longer need to write all that 'plumbing' code that was necessary in the past."
     "I've used PDK since the 1.0 release and love the ability to create
 standalone ActiveX controls," said Dave Warner, Sr. Applications Developer,
 Northrop Grumann IT Computing Systems. "We run most of our automated functions
 using Perl and now with PDK 4.0, I can better manage the distribution of
 standalone executables on our critical HP-UX servers, while maintaining the
 core distribution on just one server."
     The Perl Dev Kit is $195. Existing customers can upgrade for $79.95.
 Educational, volume and enterprise licenses are also available. Free trial
 licenses, additional details, evaluation copies and downloads are at
 www.ActiveState.com/PDK and www.ActiveState.com/VisualPerl.
 
     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.
 
                       (C) ActiveState Corporation 2002.
 
     ActiveState, the Perl Dev Kit, PerlNET, and Visual Perl are trademarks of
 ActiveState Corp. All other company names herein may be trademarks of their
 respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE ActiveState
    VANCOUVER, BC, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ - ActiveState, the leader in open
 source programming languages, today announced the release of the Perl Dev Kit
 (PDK) 4.0, which adds support for the Microsoft .NET Framework, Win 9x and HP-
 UX. Existing Perl scripts can now be turned into .NET components and used
 seamlessly in .NET Framework applications. Current users will find that
 PDK 4.0 creates Perl components on Windows that are 30% to 50% smaller.
     "PDK 4.0's integration with Visual Perl 1.2 allows developers to build
 .NET components in Perl and then use them within VB .NET or C(number sign) and
 do true multilanguage development and debugging," said Dick Hardt, Founder &
 CEO, ActiveState.
     "We're adopting Perl as our scripting language of choice because of its
 crossplatform portability and PDK's functionality is a god-send," said Matt
 Wagenknecht, Internet Security Engineer, Quantum Corp. "I perform attack and
 penetration tests on our servers and the smaller footprint of the new PerlApp
 executables in PDK 4.0 is very important."
 
     Perl Dev Kit's key new features include:
 
     - PerlApp - turns your Perl programs into ready-to-run executables, which
       can now be built on Win 9x and HP-UX in addition to Linux and Solaris
     - PerlCtrl - create ActiveX controls written in Perl, which can now be
       built on Win 9x
     - PerlNET - use existing .NET objects from Perl, create new .NET
       components in Perl, and inherit from and extend components written in
       other languages with Perl code
 
     "Based on customer demand we added support for more platforms such as Win
 9x and HP-UX," said Jan Dubois, PDK Tech Lead, ActiveState. "We're also very
 excited about supporting the .NET Framework with its easy interoperability
 between languages and cross language inheritance. Perl programmers will no
 longer need to write all that 'plumbing' code that was necessary in the past."
     "I've used PDK since the 1.0 release and love the ability to create
 standalone ActiveX controls," said Dave Warner, Sr. Applications Developer,
 Northrop Grumann IT Computing Systems. "We run most of our automated functions
 using Perl and now with PDK 4.0, I can better manage the distribution of
 standalone executables on our critical HP-UX servers, while maintaining the
 core distribution on just one server."
     The Perl Dev Kit is $195. Existing customers can upgrade for $79.95.
 Educational, volume and enterprise licenses are also available. Free trial
 licenses, additional details, evaluation copies and downloads are at
 www.ActiveState.com/PDK and www.ActiveState.com/VisualPerl.
 
     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.
 
                       (C) ActiveState Corporation 2002.
 
     ActiveState, the Perl Dev Kit, PerlNET, and Visual Perl are trademarks of
 ActiveState Corp. All other company names herein may be trademarks of their
 respective owners.
 
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