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Activestate & O'Reilly Deepen Partnership
Safari Electronic Reference Library Added To Aspn
Vancouver, BC - March 24, 2003
ActiveState® Corp. and O'Reilly & Associates today announced the launch of Safari Bookshelf, a leading technical reference library, now accessible within the redesigned ActiveState Programmer NetworkT (ASPN) website. Safari is available with ActiveState's ASPN PerlT and ASPN TclT programming bundles, adding a broad range of online books to the only comprehensive collections of Perl and Tcl tools and resources.
ASPN Perl and ASPN Tcl equip programmers with professional tools and a wealth of technical content such as: code archives, news feeds, mailing lists, cookbook recipes, and now Safari Bookshelf, all integrated within a centralized online, searchable repository.
Safari Books Online is a joint venture between the industry's leading IT publishers The Pearson Technology Group and O'Reilly & Associates. Safari Bookshelf is a fully searchable electronic reference library that houses the full text of more than 1,300 leading technical books from O'Reilly, Addison-Wesley, New Riders and many other trusted publishers. Users can drill down into the exact chapter and section of a book to quickly pinpoint examples and code samples just as they appear in the printed book.
"ActiveState's industrial-strength programming software and Safari's deep technical library are a potent combination for working developers who need information as they code," said Tim O'Reilly, CEO of O'Reilly & Associates. "The ASPN bundles are like a specialized Google for Perl and Tcl developers."
"As a resident Safari fan, I can see how the seamless integration of Safari's extensive technical content within the revamped ASPN will provide a big leg up for programmers," said Gurusamy Sarathy, Senior Developer, ActiveState. "Members can now bookmark and annotate this content, even cut-and-paste the code directly into their programs, saving time and significantly improving their ability to whip up code that works. Safari gives a whole new meaning to writing code by the book."
"I've been hooked on the tools in ASPN Perl for a couple years, using Komodo to develop financial information processing systems and to wrangle ugly chunks of code," said Eric Gjerde, IT Manager, Northland Securities, Inc. "ASPN Perl was already a great source of information, and Safari Bookshelf makes it even more valuable, saving me money and hassle. The powerful search capabilities and integration with the ASPN site are a huge help in my work."
Safari upgrades are available free of charge to recent ASPN Perl and ASPN Tcl customers. Licenses for ASPN Perl and ASPN Tcl are $495. Additional information, free 21-day trial licenses, and educational licenses are at http://www.ActiveState.com/ASPN.
About Safari Books Online
Safari Books Online (www.safaribooksonline.com) is an on-demand digital library that delivers expert content in both book and video form from the world’s leading authors in technology and business. Technology professionals, software developers, web designers, and business and creative professionals use Safari Books Online as their primary resource for research, problem solving, learning and certification training.
Safari Books Online offers a range of product mixes and pricing programs for organizations, government agencies and individuals. Subscribers have access to thousands of books, training videos and prepublication manuscripts in one fully searchable database from publishers like Cisco Press, Prentice Hall Professional, O'Reilly Media, Addison-Wesley Professional, Microsoft Press, Sams, Que, Peachpit Press, John Wiley & Sons, Elsevier, IBM Press, Adobe Press, FT Press, Apress, Manning, New Riders, Apple Certified, Course Technology, Splash Media and dozens more. For more information about Safari Books Online, please visit us online.