ActiveState Tool Premiers PerlDirect
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ActiveState Tool Corp. this week premiered PerlDirect, a complete Perl support program designed for corporate IS/IT managers looking to expand the use of the Perl scripting language.
The PerlDirect program provides users of Perl with reliability, stability and accountability through its features, which include:
- validated, quality-assured releases of Perl and its popular extensions
- advice and support
- Y2K Test Suite
- a Perl Alert weekly bulletin
The quarterly PerlDirect CD also includes the pre-compiled Perl binaries for Windows and popular Unix platforms, tools and utilities for Windows NT-Unix portability and unrestricted distribution rights within the user's company.
Additionally, the PerlDirect package includes incident-based support from the http://www.PerlClinic.com">Perl Clinic, a technical support service that ActiveState maintains. The Perl Clinic staff includes well-known Perl specialists Tim Bunce, Gurusamy Sarathy and Chip Salzenberg.
The Perl Alert newsletter provides timely information about significant Perl-related issues, new modules, bugs, and new releases, with special alerts issued as needed. PerlDirect's basic annual subscription rates start at $12,000.