"ActiveState, a leader in open source programming
tools, today at Microsoft Tech Ed 2001, announced the first release
of Visual Perl, Visual Python and Visual XSLT for Beta 2 of
Microsoft Visual Studio.NET. These solutions allow developers to
edit, debug and run programs written in Perl, Python and XSLT in
the Visual Studio.NET IDE.
"Our participation in the Visual Studio Integration Program
enables us to bring the advanced editing and testing environment of
Visual Studio .NET to our customers," said Dick Hardt, Founder
& CEO, ActiveState. "A chief benefit of this integration for
customers is in productivity advances. For example, moving from a
text editor to a visual environment in programming is akin to the
advances of moving from Notepad to Word in word processing."