About ActiveState Platform

Automatically build, resolve and certify open source languages.

Build, certify and resolve your open source languages on the ActiveState Platform. Automate your build engineering cycle, dependency management and checking for threats and license compliance. With ActiveState Platform choose from ready-to-install open source language distributions for ActivePerl, ActivePython, ActiveTcl and ActiveGo. ActiveState Platform includes Komodo IDE that provides your favorite frameworks, tools and integrations in one polyglot IDE. Whether developing web or mobile applications, Komodo supports Python, PHP, Go, Ruby, Perl, NodeJS, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and more than 100 languages on any operating system.

Build, Certify, Resolve…Automatically & Continuously.

  • Build - Any language, any version, for any platform.
  • Certify - Third-party libraries against dependency management, security and compliance criteria.
  • Resolve - Respond, rebuild or redeploy.

ActiveState Platform Features & Benefits

  • Automated Language Builds* - Pick from ActiveState’s package inventory and the Platform builds your language distribution automatically.
  • Automated Dependency Resolution - Automatically pulls in all dependencies and flags conflicts.
  • Automated Packaging* - ActiveState’s Platform automatically packages up your builds for easy deployment.
  • Save Time & Hassles - Run a single command and get coding. Say good-bye to wasted hours retrofitting open source languages for dependency management, security, licenses and more.
  • Win Speed & Predictability - Continuous builds for continuous deployments. Continuously update your open source language builds so they’re consistent across teams at scale.
  • Gain Oversight & Visibility - Know when and where your Python code is at risk. Get notified of vulnerabilities and their threat level. Monitor where vulnerable code is deployed.

*Currently supports Perl 5.12+, Python 2.7 & 3.4+ or Tcl 8.5+ along with the most popular packages, modules and libraries from their third-party ecosystem. Also includes support for multilingual distros.
*Initial platform support includes Linux (32 and 64-bit TAR), macOS (DMG and PKG) and Windows (32 and 64-bit MSI and EXE).

How Does ActiveState’s Platform Work?
Think of it like a SaaS-based "Language-as-a-Service" function that you can call on demand to build a custom language distro for your next project. ActiveState pulls from each language’s standard open source repository, automatically and continuously, to ensure that your open source language and components are up to date, compiled for compatibility & performance, and verified to work together in a distribution that is packaged for most major formats.

Why Use the ActiveState Platform?
Get a consistent resolution process across your software development process. Ensure adherence to corporate compliance and risk controls. Free up developer time for high-value work.

Developers can use the system directly with no involvement from build engineers, making both coders and builders more efficient. In fact, where it used to take multiple personnel to find, diagnose and fix problems with language builds, it now takes just a single person. As a result, coders can spend more time coding, and builders can provide more timely access to updated, secure builds.

ActiveState’s Platform accounts are sold based on the tiers below:

  • ActiveState Platform Coder Tier
  • ActiveState Platform Team Tier
  • ActiveState Platform Business Tier
  • ActiveState Platform Enterprise Tier
    • Includes custom package request
    • OEM Add-on available

Komodo IDE is now included as part of the Platform functionality. You can create an account and download your Komodo software. All tiers include Komodo; the Coder, Team, Business and Enterprise tiers include Komodo as part of your paid Platform subscription.